Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

King David and Absalom

Jim Pemberton Avatar Jim Pemberton - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled King David and Absalom which was written by poet Jim Pemberton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Jim Pemberton

Best Jim Pemberton Poems

+ Fav Poet

Poet's Notes


Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem.

King David and Absalom

King David and Absalom…

From King David, his son Absalom was named.
He lived under the rule of his father’s reign.

He grew up loved and admired by many…
Any kind of charm, he didn’t lack any.

He avenged the rape of his half-sister’s brother.
He then turned his focus on to another.

After a few years, he declared himself king.
From David, he wanted to take everything!

He raped his dad’s concubines, and David fled.
Absalom wanted to be king, and David to be dead!

David sent Hushai. to be close to Absalom’s side.
Bad council was what he wanted to provide.

Absalom took his council, and his choice was plain.
He went to war with David, but his life was slain.

The sword of Joab had pierced Absalom within.
Never more, would Israel hear from him again!

For all of the pain, this brought to David a sorrow.
But he learned to trust the God of tomorrow!

For all of David’s accomplishments, his son was gone.
David asked for God’s mercy for all that was wrong.

May we all seek to follow God with all of our heart.
And seek the Lord’s wisdom, before the pain starts!

The God of David is the God who reigns today!
May we be inspired by the words he has to say!

Blessed is he who trusts God
 and daily knows him!
For the God of David, will never fail him!

By Jim Pemberton   11/09/13

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Ps., Quite A Touching Story How Everyone Returned Heads Down Heart's Heavy So Moving; In Every Way....

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 1:21:00 PM
    ....Cont) A Few Tears Warm; Stepping Into These Moments Their Heart's As Love ˜ But Absalom ? O My Son, My Son....For Whatever Reason After The Straight Night I Pondered And, Lucifer, Came Into This Possibility; Hmmm ? Keep Shining My Friend ˜ Love, John

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 1:16:00 PM
    † Tis Intriguing That You Should Post This Touching Tale In Time. The Past Three Evening In A Row 'Our Beautiful Heavenly Father,' Has Taken Myself Unto This Very Moment Wherein Absalom Was Thrust Through And His Father Wept As Mourned. Thinking Unto Myself Why Would I Be Taken To This As Also Nebuchaddnezzar's Awakening Towards, 'The King Of Heaven.' As Also Martha & Christ Jesus Heaven's Messiah: 'I Am The Resurrection.' * These Three Tales Wondering, Why ?