Ode To Sir Walter Scott


I did some research

To find my ancestory kin,

Found a poem he'd written

"The Lady Of The Lake" in 1810.

I was amazed

By what I had found,

My ancestor was a poet

It nearly knocked me to the ground.

On August 15

In the year 1771,

Sir Walter Scott was born

A future poet to everyone.

When he was young

He was in much strife,

Had an attack of polio

It gave him a lame leg for life.

A collection of poetry

He had written,

Prose writing, ballad collections

As well as translation.

I couldn't have been more proud

To have a blood line of poetry,

With enthusiasm I'm filled

Very proud of my ancestory.

Thank you

Sir Walter Scott,

My blood, my ancestor

From you, I've learned a lot.

Copyright Cynthia Jones


Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wish he was here to read this.

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Ruth Lovejoy's picture

that is so cool, I'm happy for you,keep writing