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Below is the poem entitled THE PERFECT MURDER which was written by poet Albert Price. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In his private parlor the king of Moab rests,
Having just retired from his more spacious quarters,
Where King Eglon had received the Israelite guests,
Bearing tribute, not a gift, but by the king’s orders.

Israel’s cries to God, about their being bereft,
Brought about the sending of a rescuer from the Lord.
Ehud, a man ambidexterous and lethal with his left,
Wore on his right thigh a cubit-length sword.

Ehud is sent by God to ease Israel’s suffering, 
And is quickly added with those bearing the treasure.
He conceals his double-edged sword with a covering
And, pretending to have an errand, asks the King’s pleasure.

Eglon, a king who rules with an iron rod,
Believes Ehud’s pretense of a secret task--
A special message he says is from God—
And sees Ehud in his parlor as he asks.

Eglon the king rises from his lounging,
As Ehud announces what his visit is about.
With sword in hand, Ehud is suddenly bounding
And stabbing the king until his entrails fall out.

Ehud dashes out on the porch, locking doors in back.
He dashes by idols and monuments of stone and iron,
And flees toward Mount Ephraim, following the track,
Where timely he lifts and blows the trumpet of  Zion.

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  1. Date: 8/16/2011 1:08:00 PM
    Many congrats on your featured poem. Regards Janette

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 8:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Albert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 9:28:00 AM
    AWESOME!!!!! Keep it up. -Daniel

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 2:38:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today Albert. Please continue to write and share with us at PoetrySoup the whole year through. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 3:37:00 PM
    Very exciting tale retold from the word of God. You have made it come alive once again for me. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara