by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

It was your faither and mither
Language: English 
It was your faither and mither
Yet it wasna weddit:
It was your sister or brither
Though nane were beside it.

Wit and wisdom it lent ye,
Yet it wasna laired:
And though it dee’d or it kent ye
It was never buried.

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