Sonja Nic Rafferty

Wake me up in Scotland!

Others still have got a suitcase in Berlin*
 And I left an alarm clock in Scotland
 That definitely drives me up the wall
Because it rings where my torn heart is
 But I live on the other side of the ocean
 Yet I try to spot a positive point of view
 Dark blue it shines in the colour of Scotland
 Why I forgot the clock I do not know
 Also I have no clue where this happened
 Anywhere in a Highland Student Hotel
 Possibly in the Athens Of The North remains speculation
 There are many coincidences in life which actually are none
 Perhaps I wanted an alarm clock in Caledonia
 A connecting link that wakes me up before everything is too late
Often enough in the act of research missing the connection
 Am I a Scottish sprout and always should be on my guard
 Vigilantly I travelled all over my ancestors land
 Eyes and ears prepared to grasp everything like never before
 A Scottish-Indian student searched for traces too
 Travelled there from Canada and will study Gaelic
 I want to be 20 again and go along with that
 But even for autodidacts I know enough subjects
 Ill simply study life generally and over and above that
 In particular my OH-IF-I-ONLY-COULD-BE-THERE-LAND
 Gratitude for eight days in Scotland I like to express
 Yet after the tour longing hurts following a tried and tested method
 I still have got an alarm clock in Scotland and hope
 That it always will stop me from a stupor
 Its alarm signal sending across the seas
 Idleness and laziless never assume power
For I want to stay to carry on with my research
That is taught at no university so its unknown
 I just call it MY-WHERE-DO-I-COME-FROM
 In case I find it out I will finally have an idea
 Where I can go in my second half of life
 
 * I still have got a suitcase in Berlin is a famous old German song.
 I wrote this poem first in my original language German.

Sonja Nic Rafferty March 29th, 2005

 

 

 

 

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