Document 605

To Christ

Author(s): Maureen Sangster

Copyright holder(s): Maureen Sangster


Oh Christ, ye're juist a meenister
ye're nae bloody eese tae me
ye winna come an mak
ma mither's tea

a stuck up little mannie
bawkin oot yer words o Love
for God's sake, come doon tae earth
an wear the oven glove

fit wye is this, Messiah,
that I maun lose ma life
carin for ma mither
fan ma brither's got - a wife?

if ye'd come roon on Sunday
gie me a helpin hand
one shot o handlin the commode
an you wid understand

ma life is juist a constant roon
o meals and bloody peels
if the hand o God is in this, Christ,
it's a mystery nae revealed

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To Christ


Text audience

General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1984
Word count 118

Text medium


Text publication details

Publisher Scottish Cultural Press
Publication year 1997
Place of publication Edinburgh
ISBN/ISSN 189821865X
Edition 1st

Text setting

Other Written initially for own pleasure.

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Author details

Author id 249
Forenames Maureen
Surname Sangster
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1950
Educational attainment University
Age left school 18
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Kirkcaldy
Region of residence Fife
Residence CSD dialect area Fif
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Teacher
Father's place of birth St Fergus
Father's region of birth Buchan
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Buchan
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Teacher
Mother's place of birth Skene
Mother's region of birth Aberdeen
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes For general use
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes In Scots-speaking company. Poetry writing/readings