PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Tyronehster
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 5
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Tyronehster's badges.
 

Haggis

28 May 2014, 13:17

Gather roond my ol’ friends, an’ we’ll drink a wee drap,

I’ve a scary wee tale t’ tell

Of the day when the haggis was prowlin’ th’ heather

An’ scared wee Jock a’most t’ hell

Noo we’ve all heard th’ stories, an’ paid them no mind

For oor Jock was rare fond o’ his dram

But he swears he was sober, an’ herdin’ the sheep

And oot lookin’ for a wee lamb

That had strayed from th’ herd an’ was oot on its aen

So he did what a shepherd would do

And he went t’ th’ ground and crawled roond through th’ heather

An’ saw what he thought was a coo

But it was’nae a coo, no, it was th’ great haggis

Tha’s haunted these moors f’r all time

An’ it scared him so senseless, he fainted right deid

A’ this haggis all covered in slime

When he woke up much later, th’ sheep were all scattered

O’ th’ lamb was’nae even a trace

Noo puir Jock was much frightened, an’ that wi’ guid reason

For hoo could he noo show his face?

Th’ haggis was somethin’ we feared wi’ guid reason

An’ somethin’ we’d rather avoid

An’ when Jock came a’ wide-eyed t’ tell us the tale

We were certainly no’ overjoyed

A council of war was set up there, right in th’ pub

An’ Jock told us what he had seen

It was enough of a tale to curl up oor sporrans

An’ make sure tha’ no-one was keen

T’ go oot in th’heather and search f’r the beastie

An’ kill it b’foor it killed more

But nae-one was foond with th’ courage tae do it

Nae-one would go out o’ th’ door

So we sat in th’ pub with th’ wind howlin’ roond us

An’ thought o’ th’ plight o’ the sheep

An’ oot in th’ darkness the haggis was stalkin’

An’ keepin’ us oot o’ oor sleep

So early nex’ mornin’ when the wind ha’ died doon

An’ things were much brighter an’ all

We strode oot in th’ heather, our kilts all a-swirlin’

Makin’ sure that nobody would fall

An’ there were th’ tracks o’ th’ fearfu’ great haggis

Tha’ las’ night ha’ frightened oor Jock

So we talked aboot ways we could try an’ defeat it

By smashin’ its heid wi’ a rock

But then Angus, oor leader, came up wi’ a plan

Tha’ would see the dread haggis go doon

We would drive the great haggis oot intae the lake

An’ the great evil bugger would droon

But th’ way o’ the world is most a’ways surpisin’

An’ Angus went oot on a limb

An’ drove the great beastie oot into the water

Forgettin’ tha’ he could’nae swim

Well he thrashed an’ his kilt came up o’er his heid

An’ the haggis swam off tae the shore

He came oot o’the water an’ made off f’r th’ hills

But puir Angus was gone e’ermore

An’ tha’ was th’ last tha’ we saw o’ th’ haggis

An’ oor sheep wander safe on th’ moor

But puir Angus is gone, tae his watery grave

But his mem’ry lives on, evermore!

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sanele Sano Ngcobo
Ramaphosa has betrayed the fight ...

As Deputy President and Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council, Comrade Ramaphosa should be leading the fight against immorality. Read more...

0 comments 599 views
Submitted by
Audrey Ngobeni
Why is the opposition so afraid o...

While the opposition makes vague and baseless allegations against the man, it is they who are using all sort of technologies to ensure that the honest voices of people cannot be heard. Read more...

0 comments 796 views
Submitted by
Thubelihle Dumakude
Burundi stuggles to get rid of Nk...

It is now clear to everyone in the world that Burundi is facing a dilemma struggle when it comes to governing the country and choosing true political leaders. Read more...

0 comments 125 views
Submitted by
Zeke Wareley
What is happening to our beloved ...

The ANC are choosing a man who has no values over its people who voted for them. I am so disappointed.  Read more...

0 comments 2000 views
A personal narrative of the Bafan...

As the minutes ticked by – a glimmer of hope – a goal from our team, the remaining audience went wild with shouts of joy and encouragement... Read more...

0 comments 160 views
Submitted by
Mdy Chauke
Parliament doing a disservice to ...

The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa has become a yoyo Parliament to discuss petty personal issues above societal issues. Read more...

0 comments 206 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.