Jacqueline Burnley
The Last Levite Chinese Brush Artist Baalat Teshuva

Gone Down Baby

The Pope has gone down
The U.N. has gone down
The BBC has gone down
The Red Cross has gone down,
Harvard has gone down
Education has gone down,
The Media has gone down,
The Police have gone down,
The State has gone down,
The Politicians are down,
The Army has gone down,
The Courts have gone down,
Europe has gone down,
America has gone down,
Africa has gone down,
Australia has gone down,
The World has gone down,
The Baby has gone down.
Children have gone down,
Women have gone down,
Men have gone down.
When they have all gone down,
Then We will look up,
Heaven is up,
Light is Up
The Sun and Moon are up
The Stars are up.
Then G-d will pick us up.

About the Author
I was born in London, England. My father was a Holocaust survivor, he fought for the British forces and was a strictly disciplined soldier of the highest intelligence using his many languages to his advantage in the War. He met and married my mother during the war in a whirlwind of ten days of romance, which we laughed and cried about for the next 50 years. I studied Art and English, qualified as a teacher, and used my skills to work all my life. My husband loved Israel and came as a lone soldier in the 1970s. We married and had two children. I became a Baal Teshuva and have been a long, interesting, transformative journey. I made aliyah by myself, in 2007 and against all odds cut ties with my country of birth, left my career, friends and family, to be near my family here, and to be blessed to be together with my grandchildren growing up In Israel.