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Delilah's Story- Part II

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Delilah's Story- Part II


She had been a modest woman
Had so desired a family
But that was all in the past now
And Samson was no guarantee

In the morning he would leave her
With his voice playing in her mind
No, she needed to secure life
“Delilah, don’t you be so blind!”

In the morning she stood beside him
Dressed in seductive finery
In the other room they waited
To see if Samson was history

“Samson, your enemies surround you”
He just smiled and patted the bed
“Come, let me take you to heaven”
Then he reached up and touched his head

Would she ever forget that moment
When he gave her a betrayed look
Tears did slip down as they bound him
Her man and all her dreams they took

She heard that he had been blinded
They had gouged out her man’s green eyes
All the money that she had gained
Was tainted red with crimson lies

There was a great celebration
Through her veil she saw Samson there
No longer lion but a lamb
All she could do was gawk and stare

They placed him in between pillars
Of the temple to their “strong” god
They kicked and spat and they hit him
They treated him worse than a dog

She rushed passed them in a minute
“It’s Delilah,” murmured the crowd
For her flowing veil had fallen 
How she wished now it were her shroud

She gently touched his haggard face
And he smiled a sad knowing smile
“Your beauty I can’t see, my love
But I’ve waited for you all this while.”

She sobbed, “I tried to buy you back
With much more money than they gave 
I’m sorry, dearly beloved
Please, be strong now and do be brave.”

“Leave me now,” was his coarse command
“My kind God will still set me free
I’ll bring this place down on their heads
Delilah, please just let me be.”

“My lover….my eternal love”
On her breasts she now lay his head
“Pull down this building forever
I’ll lie with you in our death bed”

How the story ends is well known
Samson was given strength once more
That strength stolen by a woman
Delilah, whom his did adore!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 3/31/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Beautifully and quietly told Eileen, you really brought out the love between these two, loved it. Take care, Regards Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/1/2013 1:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard. Of is just a figment of my imagination. Delilah doesn't have a good rep, but....we can imagine, can't we? Thanks!
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 8:25:00 AM
    A strong start and Finish Eileen. Well done!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/28/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard. Appreciate it.
  1. Date: 3/26/2013 2:54:00 AM
    People!!!! If you have read Part II and NOT Part I, please go back to that! The story loses its value if you don't read the two consecutively! Those of you who have, thanks!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Eileen; You have captured this beautifully. i have the movie. I never get tired of watching it. It is one of my Favorites. Now This will too. I just posted a II part poem too. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/26/2013 2:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Will check it my dear! I haven't seen the movie! Is my poem at all similar? Thanks for the post. Hugs!
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 1:26:00 PM
    I was read this story at a child but never did I think I would see it in such a great compelling tale like this one you told. I really like your work. Kudos'.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/25/2013 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Abigale! I'm honored and touched! I took poetic license to read into the story...but Delilah has always fascinated me...she was the strong one.