APOLLO, God of Music : A god of youth, music, prophecy, archery and healing. Twin brother of the goddess Artemis (Diana), Apollo was the son of Zeus and the Titaness, Leto, daughter of the titans, Coeues (Coeus) and Phoebe.
He was popularly known as Phoebus Apollo, and therefore known as the god of light and the sun. Apollo was depicted with a perfect male body: muscular but youthful. He had always appeared beardless on statues.
Apollo was the god of archery, and he carried a silver bow like his sister. Apollo often enjoyed hunting with his sister, and sometimes with his mother. He also possessed a golden s...
mother said I was born wicked-page 18: WE DISEMBARKED AT BARCELONA
THEN TRAVELLED TO THE NORTH OF SPAIN,
ALL THE WAY UP TO FRANCE WE TRUNDLED
TO THE PORT OF CALAIS BY TRAIN,
WE BOARDED THE FERRY AT CALAIS
ON A COLD AND WINTERY DAY,
OUR MOUTHS WERE STIFF AND TREMBLING
NEVER BEFORE WE FELT THIS WAY,
THE CLOTHES WE WORE WASN’T WARM ENOUGH
AND OUR BODIES WERE COLD AS ICE,
“GO HAVE SOME SOUP TO WARM UP MATE”
WAS AN ENGLISHMAN’S ADVICE,
SO DOWN BELOW TO THE CANTEEN WE WENT
FOR SOME SOUP AND A BITE TO EAT,
WE THAWED OUT PRETTY QUICKLY
MELTED DOWN LIKE FROZEN SHEETS,
ONCE MORE OUT AT SEA WE WERE
BUT THIS TIME IT WASN’T F...
mother said I was born wicked-page 27: SHINING HIS LITTLE TORCH LIGHT
THAT HE TOOK FROM HIS COAT,
“NOW LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE LIGHT” HE SAID
SHINING IT STRAIGHT INTO MY EYES,
THEY STARTED TO WELL UP WITH WATER
JUST LIKE WHEN A PERSON CRY’S,
HOW MUCH MORE OF THIS PRODDING
AND CURIOSITY DO I HAVE TO TAKE,
I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING
BUT FOR SURE I’LL NEVER BREAK,
AND WHAT KIND OF A PERSON IS MY MOTHER
FOR SUBJECTING ME TO THIS,
NO MATTER HOW HARD JAMAICA’S BEEN
MY HOMELAND I REALLY MISS,
I FELT LIKE RUNNING BUT NEVER DARED
OR CREEPING AWAY TO HIDE,
WHAT I REMEMBERED MOST AS A CHILD
ARE THE TIMES WHEN I ALWAYS ...