The Salamander Pendant
Eimear Bourke, 1st year.
There was a fine fleet of Spanish ships.
It was called the Armada.
It was sent by King Philip II
And in it was the Girona
They had to retreat from the English ships
To Ireland where is was safe
But the storm sunk at least 26 ships,
They were off the coast of Antrim and not many escaped.
A Salamander Pendant made from rubies and gold,
was supposed to be lucky
to protect its owners from fiery flames
while he was out at sea.
But what that Spanish man did not know
Was that he wouldn’t need the Salamander
Because instead of fiery flames
A storm sunk the Girona.