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O'Reilly, John Boyle - There is blood on the face of the earth

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001469

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The concept of justice is described in the common methods section

What inspired him to write is different from the activities he writes about

A description of the experience

John Boyle O'Reilly – from Songs, Legends and Ballads

There is blood on the face of the earth
It reeks through the years, and is red;
Where Truth was slaughtered at birth,
And the veins of Liberty bled
 
Lo! vain is the hand that tries
To cover the crimson stain;
It spreads like a plague, and cries
Like a soul in writhing pain.
 
It wasteth the planet's flesh;
It calleth on breasts of stone,
God holdeth His wrath in a leash
Till the hearts of men atone
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Wherever a principle dies -
Nay, principles never die!
But wherever a ruler lies,
And a people share the lie;
 
Where right is crushed by force
And manhood is stricken dead -
There dwelleth the ancient curse
And the blood on the earth is red!

The source of the experience

O Reilly, John Boyle

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Justice
The Truth

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Justice

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