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Goliath Slain
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By Gillena Cox
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Goliath Slain

On opposite hills;

Israelite and Philistine;

Came a champion from Gath,

A Philistine,

A giant of a man called Goliath.


Heavily armoured,

In bronze, iron, and mail;

To the Israel component,

He hurled his assail;

“Send forth an opponent.”


So the youngest son,

Of the Eprathite Jesse;

The shepherd boy David,

Carrying bread and cheese,

Set out on his errand.


“I’ll fight him”

David said to Saul;

As I would a lion or a bear;

To the astonishment of all;

The lad showed no fear.


From a stream;

Five smooth stones,

His shepherd’s staff, and sling,

He chose;

Comeuppance to a giant to bring;


One stone

From his sling he drew,

And with it, the giant Goliath,

David slew.


Goliath Slain   © gillena cox 2008

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Submitted: Friday, August 15, 2008

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2008

About the Poet
I live in Trinidad of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; a multi ethnic, multi religious society. I write poetry for the sheer joy of crafting my feelings, my emotions my thoughts. I enjoy the challenge of abstraction in writing haiku. Married to Anthony Cox in 1971; we have a daughter Yanda and a son Khama. I was born in 1950 First grandchild: a grand-daughter born October 2012 My profile is a 2013 photo (poet bio updated 2013)

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