The British Isle: The British Isle is like a Bindi on the forehead of the earth
Stuck like a Tilak between the eyes of the North,
She points her behind across the channel
And breaks wind on France.
Ireland is the baby that flutters in her arm
Like a playful dove, a song bird on a farm.
If British inhabitants were at peace
Then all would’ve tasted true release,
But wars and patronage divided her fleece
Three countries, three helms, one Island, one breeze.
When the world was one and the earth was young
And Ireland was England’s noble son
Resting gently upon her bosom before earthquakes were born,
mother said I was born wicked-page 13: “YOU BOYS WILL SOON BE LEAVING
ACCORDING TO THIS LETTER I READ,
YU MAMA AND PAPA WILL SEND FI YU
BECAUSE I WILL SOON BE DEAD;
GRANNY SAID COLLY WILL TAKE US
TO OUR PARENTS IN ENGLAND,
TRY AND BEHAVE YOURSELF SHE SAID
“DAT EVERYTHING CAN GO AS PLANNED;
GRANNY WASHED ME IN A BARREL
AT THE SIDE OF THE SHACK,
I REMEMBER THAT COOL WATER
RUNNING DOWN MY BACK,
FROM THE RAIN IT WAS COLLECTED
AND FLOWED FROM THE ZINC,
TRICKLED INTO BARRELS
TO WASH WITH, OR TO DRINK,
SEVEN LONG YEARS IN JAMAICA HAD GONE
EVER SINCE THE TIME I WAS BORN,
TORN AWAY FROM PARENTAL GUIDE
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What is salvation? What is the Christian doctrine of salvation?: Salvation is deliverance from danger or suffering. To save is to deliver or protect. The word carries the idea of victory, health, or preservation. Sometimes, the Bible uses the words saved or salvation to refer to temporal, physical deliverance, such as Paul’s deliverance from prison (Philippians 1:19).
More often, the word “salvation” concerns an eternal, spiritual deliverance. When Paul told the Philippian jailer what he must do to be saved, he was referring to the jailer’s eternal destiny (Acts 16:30-31). Jesus equated being saved with entering the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:24-25).