scottish Black history
a bitten tongue
a truth that is so often
hidden and unsung

rabbie burns
is your nations hero
when rabbie burns
was planning to aid
in oppressing 
your people

to sail from leith
under the belief 
of the caribbean’s wealth
under the title of the commonwealth

but luck of the draw!
rabbie could withdraw!
his books sold 
so the story went untold

scotland’s Black history
the unravelling of such a mystery
begins in a telling 
an act of dispelling

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