Poetic Writing of ROBBIE KENNEDY BENNETT © www.rkbpoetry.co.uk Born in Wolverhampton of English and Scottish parentage. He grew up on the Rough Hills Estate area of the town and his Scottish ancestral roots are in the Kingdom of Fife and Dundee. The author is now residing in Codsall, Staffordshire. Drawings, pictures and writing are copyright of the author Robbie Kennedy Bennett. THE ROTHESAY FERRY The Clyde looked wide across from Wemyss Bay, where I stood with my thoughts there early one day. THE FLAG UPON THE FERRY. a poem about a persons belonging other than their place of birth.

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by Robbie Kennedy Bennett

The Clyde looked wide across from Wemyss Bay
Where I stood with my thoughts there early one day,
As the Rothesay Ferry came in
Bringing vehicles and people of all kind of kin.

Many souls have sailed over this water for years
And in the distance the next ferry appears,
Soon at Skelmorlie she will birth
With cargo and goods and their worth.

The Caledonian MacBrayne sails over the Clyde
It crosses this water that's ever so wide,
Where the fishermen work hard for their catch
In boats that look too small to match.

Last evening I saw Victorian times on display
Showing hundreds of folk in their dress of the day,
The train still runs on the old Glasgow line
It looked busier and bolder in the olden day time.

There were flowers and plants and shrubs
They were scattered around in baskets and tubs,
I sat in the bar with a good friend of mine
And we imagined that old golden time.

The coal gave warmth on the fire
I held thoughts of my Scottish desire,
The sound of the latch on the old station door
Is what I recall from the evening before.

Now the Rothesay Ferry sails away
Leaving the white of the wash on its way,
As I stood there and watched early morn
Another new day had been born.

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The Rothesay Ferry © Robbie Kennedy Bennett

by Robbie Kennedy Bennett

The crossing o'er the water on this April day,
The flag upon the ferry
What led us on our way,
Flew gallantly onward in the wind
For all aboard to see.
'tis flying there for someone
Whoever they may be.

The crossing o'er the water on this April day,
The hillside view near Ashton
Were not too far away.
Soon we'll birth at Gourock
But all aboard don't see,
The flag upon the ferry
'tis flying there for me.

The crossing o'er the water on this April day,
The flag upon the ferry,
Leads us on our way.
The Saltire flag's tied to the mast
For those who chose to roam,
And those whose blood has wondered
The flag is calling home.

On 11th November 2006 Scottish Rugby witnessed the 1000th player to represent Scotland.
That player was James Hamilton born in Swindon, England.
He came on as a substitute against Romania at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.
His father was Glaswegian and James had spurned advice to stay available for England.
His reason for opting to play for Scotland was,
'I followed my heart'.

If James had been upon that ferry, I'm sure he would have had the same feeling.

The Flag Upon The Ferry © Robbie Kennedy Bennett


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