Scottish Poetry Corner

In 4th Grade we have just completed a Poetry unit in reading and writing and as part of this we wrote poems with a Scottish theme to show our learning about Scotland. We also used the poetic forms and techniques we learned about in class too.

We hope you enjoy them and please let us know what you think.

A SCOTTISH KING MH        Highland Games MD

Highland Games KL      Claymore (scottish poem) MR

Claymore poem by Chibuzo      Military Tattoo JS

Military Tattoo JG          Nessie DM

Greyfriars Bobby AP       Greyfriars Bobby LS

Nessie poem Ryan G     Posing for the Camera LKR

Posing for the Camera AS              The Loch is where he Shall Rest CL

William Wallace RM JH TR                Witch Hunters MC

Witches XH                   Nessie poem SB

Sottish FLAG EC        The Beautiful Flag 2 AP

William Wallace SJ

29 thoughts on “Scottish Poetry Corner

  1. A SCOTISH KING
    Born on July 11 1274
    In a place as dark as night
    No one knows where
    But it was done by candlelight

    Became king
    As fast as light
    Like lightning lighting the sky
    He is a sword
    Fighting in the night
    To win Scotland’s freedom

    Swoosh and clang goes the swords
    In the battles that they fought
    The swords swinging
    Like fighting arms

    Blood flying
    And the smell of fear

    Died on June 7 1329
    At Cardross Argyll

    A Scottish king
    Who got Scotland’s freedom!
    Written by Matt Hamilton October 2013

  2. Posing for the Camera
    Lurking in the lonely Loch
    Popping up her head
    Deep down under
    Staying in her bed

    Waiting for her prey
    Looking out for hunters
    Posing for the camera
    She is a Scottish folktale

    Making a whirl pool
    Waiting for her next movie
    Looking at the beautiful view
    Some people spot her and yell “Nessie”
    Click Click they take a pic

    She is a star to the Scots
    Some people believe, some people don’t
    What do you think?

    Written by Ava Studney 2013

  3. The Loch is where he Shall Rest
    In the deepest loch in the world,
    Is where he shall rest.
    Is he our foe?
    Or is he our friend?
    Myth or fact?
    Nobody knows.
    Log or monster?
    Is there one,
    Or is there more?
    Taking pictures fake or real,
    Scaring people half to death.
    He is like a monster,
    He is a dinosaur.
    ROAR!
    Goes his booming voice.
    Super, scary, scenes of watching fakes of him on TV.
    Does he bite?
    Or is he just a fright?
    In the deepest loch in the world,
    Is where he shall rest.

  4. William Wallace

    As brave as a knight
    As loyal as a president
    He has no freight
    Scotland’s freedom fighter

    “Cling, clang, slice,” goes his claymore
    Roaring like a panther
    Trampling solders
    His shiny claymore looks at him before battle
    Scotland’s freedom fighter

    Wonderful warrior Wallace
    Getting the job done

    Scotland’s bravest warrior

    Written by ryan metz October 2013

  5. William Wallace
    As brave as a knight.
    As loyal as a President.
    He has no fright
    Scotland’s freedom fighter.
    “cling” “clang” “slice” goes his claymore.
    Roaring like a Panther.
    Trampling solders
    His shiny claymore looks at him before battle.
    Scotland’s Freedom fighter!!!!!
    Wonderful warrior Wallace
    Getting the job done

    Scotland’s bravest warrior

  6. So bold and bright
    As I can see the beutifal
    Flag makes history

    The flag is my heart
    It’s a beauty of art

    The white and the blue represents
    Me and you

    You stand before your flag like it’s your
    King or queen

    You look at it as if
    It made seen

    Bang flash the flag
    Will go
    It will do this
    Rain or snow

    It brought them good
    Luck throw out
    The fight

    They would fight the war for freedom at last
    When they won it was a blast

    Hanging on a pole it
    Will do the flag will
    Always watch
    Over you!!

  7. So bold and as bright
    I can see the beautiful
    Flag makes history

    The flag is my heart
    It’s a beauty of art

    The white and blue
    Represents me and you

    You stand before your flag
    Like it your king or queen.

    You look at it as if it made a scene
    Bang flash the flag will go it will do this threw rain or snow.

    It brought them good luck threw out the
    Fight

    It did that for them all night and they would
    Fight for out the fight freedom at last.
    When they won it was a blast.
    Hanging on a pole the flag will do the flag will always watch over you!

  8. TITLE:BOLD HIGHLAND GAMES

    Strong men …..
    Prepare to do their best
    Caber standing strong and proud
    The drums beat and bagpipes sing

    Strong men …..
    In a monsterous cage
    Dusting their hands preparing to spin the hammer
    BOUNCE BANG BAM it drops in the dusty ground

    Strong men …..
    Long kilts of different country’s and clans
    Giants is what they are

    Strong men …..
    Scared yet proud
    Sweating to the ground
    Hoping to win the round

    Oh strong men …..
    Daring to do the bold highland games

    WRITTEN BY:MEGHAN DIXON OCT. 2013

  9. Nessie
    The snake is called Nessie
    He can be messy
    He live in loch were the sun can’t say hi
    Green slimy, slippery snake
    He lurked the loch no one knows
    Myth or not
    Eating seaweed and other sea critters
    Searing for its next victim…..

    Eyes like diamonds
    Teeth like razors
    When then sun fades away
    He seeks out a fish…….. ‘Chomp”
    A Mysterious Night.
    Water splashing
    Hunters watch
    They see a movement
    Written by Ryan Gugle October 2013

  10. EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
    Drinking from a quake,
    Is a very special person.
    No one dares to speak,
    Not even one little peep.

    Men in suits and kilts,
    Come out of the charming, cobblestone castle.
    The bagpipes scream,
    While the drums get hit.

    Marching in sync,
    Looking like brothers.
    Men in blood red suits,
    With hats as black as night.

    The highland dancers dance,
    And prance.
    Jumping up and down,
    Like kangaroos

    Many different countries,
    With many different men.
    They all play there in their own instruments,
    While singing their own songs.

    The last thing you here is music,
    And the cheers of thousands of people.

  11. Is Nessie real or not
    Lurked in the night
    Lives in the loch were the sun can’t say hi
    No one ever saw it because……………………..
    It’s as big as a giant
    As invisible as a secret
    “but, that’s not all”

    It is as green as an alien`s brain
    It’s always at the bottom of the loch
    Is it true or not people don’t know?
    It eats fish and squid all day long
    People say that he has eyes like crystal
    “but, that’s not all”

    Protecting his life
    Feeding on prey
    It’s as slimy as a booger
    Swims as fast as a kite
    Smelling your blood a mile away
    “but, that’s not all”

    It has teeth that are knives “chomp”
    Hiding from people who hunt
    But, it’s a slippery, slimy sea monster that lives in the water.
    “And that is all”
    Written by Summer October 2013

  12. NESSIE
    In the deepest loch of Scotland is where he shall rest,
    Is he our friend or our foe?
    Myth or fact nobody knows,
    Log or monster,
    Is there one or is there more,
    Taking pictures fake or real,
    Super slimey scales,
    Scaring people half to death,
    He is a monster,
    Big as a dragon,
    ROAR
    Is the sound he makes as people run and scream,
    In the deepest loch of Scotland is where is
    where he shall rest,
    fish trying to negotiate but doesn’t work,
    Does he bite or is he just a fright,
    In the deepest loch of Scotland is where you shall rest.

  13. 17 loyal years this rare animal lived

    17 loyal years you lived
    Auld Jock and Bobby…
    Are 2 peas in a pod

    Fluffy with a smile
    You had no trial
    Like William Wallace did

    Went to the coffee shop at 1:00
    And the kirk grave yard
    At night

    As sweet as candy
    Well known in Scotland
    Roof arf bark

    Auld Jock you died
    With a bad cough but…
    Bobby you stayed by his grave

    A big gray stone you see
    With no Auld Jock near
    You’re a rare animal

    Your cute, confused, and corsages
    Saying where are you
    Excited, determined, and disappointed

    You were there for 16 years
    Than died
    People buried you secretly

    BOBBY
    You stand strong
    We will admire you forever

    And never ever
    Forgotten, you
    Will always be remembered

  14. OH CLAYMRE OH CLAYMORE
    OH MAGICAL CLAYMORE
    SHINY SILVER SWORD
    GIGANTIC
    SMOOTH METAL
    SHARP AS A SHARKS TEETH
    AND IF IT STABBED YOU
    IT WILL MAKE YOU GREET
    SLICING DEATH AND BLOOD
    THE SWORD CAN GRASP DOWN ON YOU
    BOOM CRASH BOOM CRASH IT GOES
    IT SMELLS THE FEAR ON YOUR SKIN
    THE CLAYMORE IS A BIG KILLING MACHINE
    THE STRONG SMOOTH SKILLS OF THE SWORD
    OH CLAYMORE OH CLAYMORE OH MAGICAL

  15. So Sweet and Loyal

    17 loyal years he lived
    Auld Jock and Bobby……
    Like two peas in a pod

    Fluffy with a smile
    You had no trial
    Like
    William Wallace

    All the cold weather
    Auld Jock died
    Bobby said where are you?

    He would stand tall
    For 16 long brave years
    Next to Auld Jock`s grave

    They secretly bury
    You next to your owners
    Grave
    When you die

    They built a monument
    Of bobby
    He was as sweet as candy

    Yes Yes he was

    Who could find a dog
    Like you
    You were
    Just so sweet and Loyal

    By; Ainsley October 2013

  16. A SCOTTISH KING
    Born on July 11 1274
    In a place as dark as night
    No one knows where
    But it was done by candlelight

    Became king
    As fast as light
    Like lightning lighting the sky
    He is a sword
    Fighting in the night
    To win Scotland’s freedom

    Swoosh and clang goes the swords
    In the battles that they fought
    The swords swinging
    Like fighting arms

    Blood flying
    And the smell of fear

    Died on June 7 1329
    At Cardross Argyll

    A Scottish king
    Who got Scotland’s freedom!
    Written by Matt Hamilton October 201

  17. Bold Highland Games

    Strong men …..
    Prepare to do their best
    Caber standing strong and proud
    The drums beat and bagpipes sing

    Strong men …..
    In a monsterous cage
    Dusting their hands preparing to spin the hammer
    BOUNCE BANG BAM it drops in the dusty ground

    Strong men …..
    Long kilts of different country’s and clans
    Giants is what they are

    Strong men …..
    Scared yet proud
    Sweating to the ground
    Hoping to win the round

    Oh strong men …..
    Daring to do the bold highland games

  18. BOLD HIGHLAND Games!

    Strong Men…
    Prepared to do their best.
    Caber’s standing strong and proud.
    Drum’s beat and Bagpipe’s sing.

    Strong Men…
    In a Monsterous cage.
    Dusting their hand’s preparing to spin the hammer.
    Bounce ,bang bam,it drops to the dusty ground.

    Strong Men…
    Long Kilt’s from different countries and clans.
    Giant’s is what they are.

    Strong Men…
    Scared, yet proud,
    Sweat dripping to the ground,
    Hoping to win the round.

    Oh, StrongMen…
    Daring to go in the
    BOLD HIGHLAND GAME’S!

  19. Claymore

    Shiny, silver, sword
    Sharp as razor blades
    Click, clang, clash
    Slashing enemies in many ways

    The sword is a metal killing machine
    Giant metal monster
    The sword is a dangerous weapon

    Big bulky soldiers carry and respect it
    A wooden handle with a good grip
    It stands in peace
    Claymore

  20. OH CLAYMORE OH CLAYMORE
    OH MAGICAL CLAYMORE

    SHINY SILVER SWORD
    GIGANTIC
    SMOOTH METAL
    SHARP AS A SHARKS TEATH
    AND IF IT STABBBED YOU
    IT WIIL MAKE YOU GREET
    SLICING DEATH AND BLOOD
    THE SWORD CAN GRASP DOWN ON YOU
    BOOM CRASH BOOM CRASHIT GOES
    IT SMELLS THE FEAR ON YOUR SKIN
    THE CLAYMORE IS A BIG KILLING MACHINE
    THE STRONG SMOOTH SKILLS OF THE SWORD
    OH CLAYMORE OH CLAYMORE
    OH MAGICAL
    CLAYMORE

  21. EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

    Drinking from a quaich,
    Is a very special person.
    No one dares to speak,
    Not even one little peep.

    Men in suits and kilts,
    Come out of the charming, cobblestone castle.
    The bagpipes scream,
    While the drums get hit.

    Marching in sync,
    Looking like brothers.
    Men in blood red suits,
    With hats as black as night.

    The highland dancers dance,
    And prance.
    Jumping up and down,
    Like kangaroos.

    Many different countries,
    With many different men.
    They all play there in their own instruments,
    While singing their own songs.

    The last thing you here is music,
    And the cheers of thousands of people.

  22. So Sweet and Loyal

    17 loyal years he lived
    Auld Jock and Bobby……
    Like two peas in a pod

    Fluffy with a smile
    You had no trial
    Like
    William Wallace

    All the cold weather
    Auld Jock died
    Bobby said where are you?

    He would stand tall
    For 16 long brave years
    Next to auld Jock`s grave

    They secretly bury
    You next to your owners
    Grave
    When you die

    They built a monument
    Of bobby
    He was as sweet as candy

    Yes Yes he was

    Who could find a dog
    Like you
    You were
    Just so sweet and Loyal

  23. Great poems 4th Grade! I’m sure you’re all be planning to visit Scotland in the future 🙂 I particularly enjoyed reading ‘Posing for the Camera’ Well done

    • Thanks my best friend, Ava wrote Posing for the camera. My name is Lauren. Did you like 17 loyal years this rare animal lived?

      Did you visit North Carolina calling and awnser someone’s questions? Hope you did!
      Lauren

  24. ROBERT THE BRUCE By Matt

    Robert The Bruce was born on july 11 1274. No one knows where he was born but they think it was Turnberry castle. As a boy Robert learned duelling, hunting, archery,and horse riding. As a boy he spent his life in England and Scotland.

    Robert was also sent to a foster family. This showed that you could trust another clan. Robert learned about 5 languages. Shortly after that the king had died and there was no one to take the throne. But there are two people that can, Bruce’s father and Bouniol. Now we need to know who won. You’d think its Bruce’s father but…NO! It’s Bouniol!

    A few months later Robert wanted to see his friend Comyn, on February 10 . Out of all the places they chose a church, in fact Greyfriars Church in Dumfries. Now out of all the things Robert could do, he got out a dagger and murdered Comyn.Later he was on trial.

    The jury said that he should be guilty, but Roberts lawyer probably said: “Robert did not kill Comyn on purpose your honor, he accidently did because of a fight so he’s NOT GUILTY.”

    Now with Comyn dead, and Bouniol dropped the throne, Robert had 2 obstacles done. But like any other person he wanted the throne! And with his wish come true,Robert fought for freedom. His First battles (and battles later on) were with the friends of dead Comyn and Bouniol.

    After they were dealt with Robert went northward, got an army of 4,500 men and fought the Brits. However,Valence at perth with 6,000 men. The townspeople let Valence ride on through. Right there and then Robert popped up to capture the town from the Brits. Valence agreed to fight in the morning but to Roberts surprise Valence snuck up and. . .

    killed half of Roberts men but some of them (including Bruce) survived.

    A year or so later Robert was in a island cave when he saw a spider. The spider spun her web 6 or 7 times in till she got it right. Then Bruce thought, I shouldn’t give up! I should try try try! So lets skip ahead a few years.(And the writing in paragraphs.)

    Battles
    Glen Trool
    Louden Hill
    and the most important, Battle of Bannockburn
    Died: June 7, 1329
    were: Cardross, Argyll

    in joy!

  25. Hi Abby my name is Gemma and I am in p6 this is my life and hobbies .I wake up to go to school at 07:30am and then arrive at school at 8:30 .during school we have maths, spelling, RME/language and much more stuff. When school is finished at 3:20pm on a Tuesday I go to orchestra which I haven’t told you I play violin which is a string instrument if you didn’t know that. And on the other days I play with my friends but sometimes I cant because it rains a lot in Scotland here and we have strong winds to here in Scotland we mostly have rain and wind. If you get this letter can you tell me all about U.S.A P.S I think the U.S.A is so cool I wish I could go there someday 
    Gemma

  26. Hi, thank you for the compliment about my poem. I am the author of Posing for the Camera. I enjoyed writing it. I also had a partner that helped me edit the poem. Again thank you for the compliment.
    Sincerely,
    Ava in Waxhaw

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