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The Story of Samson

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The Story of Samson

Samson...  A judge of Israel 
was known to be strong.
Because of his vow to God.  
His hair was to grow long.

With the jawbone of an ass... 
Thousands of Philistines were killed.
To get the secret of his strength, 
is what they had willed.

They sent Delilah to tempt him 
with her charm and beauty.
Samson revealed his secret to her.  
Growing exhausted & weary.

Breaking the promise of God... 
He lost his strength and eyesight.
Till the day he rested his hand on
the Philistine' temple to tight.

He asked God to give him
strength once again.
Then pushed the pillars.  
Killing thousands with him.

For all of his accomplishments 
he had made.
He broke his promise to God. 
When his secret he gave.

Make sure your commitment 
to God is true and real.
So you don't end up, 
like Samson of Israel!

By Jim Pemberton  

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:01:00 AM
    thank you Jim, for the comments... -CONGRATULATIONS!!! with your 5th poem theme contest. always & forever * Linda

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 5:40:00 PM
    Jim, I really enjoyed your take on one of my favorite biblical stories. Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Jim congratulations on your outstanding poe,. A well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:18:00 PM
    great win, Jim... BTW... Could Samson's death be ruled a suicide? I love your poetry, my friend....Jake

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:25:00 PM
    KIM, Congratulations, <3:-) A wonderful 5th poem. thank you for choosing my contest........ ............. LOVE * SKAT

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 10:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. This is a great poetic interpretation of one of the great biblical tales from the Old Testament Book of Judges.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 9:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Jim. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/23/2012 6:49:00 PM
    Congrats Jim on "The Story Of Samson" being featured. It seems so much easier to hit your knees when things are tough and forget your promises when they are going good. It's the trials that give us strength.

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 4:49:00 PM
    Very nice inspirational poems you are writing Jim. I'm enjoying. Jimmy