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The Song Of David

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Below is the poem entitled The Song Of David which was written by poet LIde Sangtam. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Song Of David

Enlighten days have past
He comes excel in all, so he thinks
"I am greater than man,
I know what ignorant man does not.
Come to me for knowledge unsurpassed!".
He points to the blue heaven,
"Where is thy wisdom? For I know all.
Where is thy command? That makes the ground shake
And brings forth water that lives?"

At the great gatherings,
He flocks the shepherds, blind, mute and deaf  
He answers to the multitude of questions
He asked the shepherds, "but what are thy questions?",
“I know not what do ask a man of your wisdom, but what  is a dream?
What is life?” asked the young herdsman.
"I know not what you speak of", said the Man.
"I only know what i can feel, touch and see"

"A dream is dream that passes us by, like gentle breeze of fresh spring.
Life holds all things mystery and doubts.
Shepherd knows to flock, not life or dreams".
"The shepherds are those who are humble, noble one", said the herdsman
"The blind cannot see, the mute cannot speak and the deaf cannot hear".
"Who are you preaching to? Silent and amaze, the man looks on.  

"If the blind could see you, 
They would say, 'look here is the man who tried to humble the blind
For they can see what others cannot,
If the mute could speak, they would humble you!
And if the deaf could hear they would shamed your wisdom".
"Was I a fool?" said the Man "or are you not that young herdsman?
Who knows nothing of life and passes his days tending the sheep's?
What could you learn from such simpleton life?"

"Life I live is simple indeed, 
No one knows that the shepherds are those who protects the weak"
"Nature is a friend of the shepherd; we sing the song of David
And rubs the olive oil to our young sheep, to keep away the flies".
Insulted, the man's fury turns over to the young herdsman
"Nature? Protect the weak? The song of David? Flies?
How can nature befriend a lonely shepherd? Protect who?
Song of David the Shepherd who became the king? 
What flies would harm the young flocks?"

The young herdsman smiled at the frown face of the man,
Left without a word
The blind, the mute and deaf ignored the man.
An unyielding shame kept the man humbled
He wonders why the young herdsman smiled about.
He came about a bridge and crossed the rocky roads
On the hill top he stood 
And saw the young herdsman singing the Song of David.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2012 1:13:00 PM
    bravo Lide,thumbs up,lalala I sing lol

    Sangtam Avatar LIde Sangtam
    Date: 8/14/2012 11:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THank you ..and i'll try my best next time!
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 12:56:00 PM
    So nicely done. Very enjoyed. Michael

    Sangtam Avatar LIde Sangtam
    Date: 8/12/2012 11:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you!!!
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 12:51:00 PM
    Very well written "The Song Of David". - Thank you for sharing it. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 8/12/2012 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    your welcome..