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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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