A poem from the yet unpublished book of poetry by Willy Mitchell, Dramming:
Two sisters, never to meet, both with their ginger hair
One in the South, one in the North, both with the right to heir
From the armies in tartan, from Tong to Dumbarton, destined to collide
Let the Lords of Scotland not of Westminster gather to decide
As they storm Holyrood Palace, take their victim, and push her to one side
It’s those left standing, witness the treason, and carry on with the dare
The power of churches, in rivalrous opposition, driving a deathly stare
Baby in waiting, guilt on their conscience, blood on their red stained hands
The one in the South envies her sister, they battle through marching bands
The pipes of the clans, with scurrilous plans, lay down the template of war
With civil war brewing, and the tartans amassing, waiting at the castle door
With imminent danger, and power waning, they make their plans for escape
The baby arrives, Godmother Elizabeth, young James Stewart is born
A new generation, a Scotland united, never again to be torn
Away she goes, off to the South, leaving the bairn behind
Breaking minds and crushing hearts, maybe it will heal in time
A declaration between the Scots, and a way to end the crime
Lessons of history, and treacherous deceit, and end to all these plots
This is the story of the young James the first, Mary, and the first Queen of Scots.
May one day be there peace.
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Willy Mitchell is an indie author, writer, and storyteller. His first title was Operation ARGUS, and then the sequel Bikini BRAVO where a group of former Special Air Service operatives enter the dark and murky world of maskirovka and discover the lengths that some people will go for power and greed. Cold COURAGE tells the epic tale of Shackleton's 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition and all that was happening in those extraordinary times. Book four, Northern ECHO tells the story of two boys growing up during the punk rock revolution in the north of England, and how a dark secret keeps them apart until the end. Mitchell's latest installment, is Gipsy MOTH about his Aunt Nikki, her friend, and fellow Aviatrix, Amy Johnson, and Amelia Earhart on the other side of the pond during the golden age of aviation.
Up next? SS Indigo is the story of an eclectic mix of guests mysteriously invited to a cruise on a luxury steamship around the Caribbean. The only thing they have in common is their lust for power, advancement, and wealth.
All of Mitchell's books so far are novels, works of fiction, blended with real events. For further information or how to buy his books, visit his author website: