Francis William Lauderdale Adams

(27 September 1862 – 4 September 1893)

William Wallace


(For the Ballarat statue of him)

THIS is Scotch William Wallace. It was He
Who in dark hours first raised his face to see:
Who watched the English tyrant Nobles spurn,
Steel-clad, with iron hoofs the Scottish Free:
Who armed and drilled the simple footman Kern,
Yea, bade in blood and rout the proud Knight learn
His Feudalism was dead, and Scotland stand
Dauntless to wait the day of Bannockburn!
O Wallace, peerless lover of thy land,
We need thee still, thy moulding brain and hand!
For us, thy poor, again proud tyrants spurn,
The robber Rich, a yet more hateful band!

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (William Wallace by Francis William Lauderdale Adams )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. weird smells, lee fones
  2. Truth, Jonathan H. Scott
  3. Hindi haiku - diwali, S.D. TIWARI
  4. You, With Your Wild Strawberries, Will N.., mary douglas
  5. A jumping bean, Harold R Hunt Sr
  6. A bean, Harold R Hunt Sr
  7. There are heroes, Harold R Hunt Sr
  8. Love counts the hours, Mark Heathcote
  9. My Deck, Harold R Hunt Sr
  10. A trip to rotgut, Harold R Hunt Sr

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]