Loch Sloy! by Dottie Walters
Our haunted souls remind us
of battle cries long gone.
>From Highlands skirled with melodies
of Scotland's bravest song.
"Loch Sloy! Loch Sloy!" they cried it
or whispered as they bled.
And if they could not rise again,
it blessed the noble dead.
We proclaimed it as a triumph;
we moaned it when we fell;
we thought it meant, "You won it!"
and "Get up again!" as well.
We searched to find it meaning
at Clan MacFarlane's home.
"Loch Sloy" means "Springtime's comin',"
no matter where ye roam.
Whenever trouble hits ye,
let it roll past til it's fled.
Then rise and knock ye'r dust off.
"Springtime's comin'!" Just Ahead!
We smiled, we strange new moderns,
to realize it's true.
"Loch Sloy" means "Springtime's comin'-
hope is just ahead!" We knew.
A special thanks to Michael R. MacFarlane for sending me this great poem!