This piece you wrote for Ann Carr's challenge does fit this week's word prompt, " Strength."
In your poem, "The Pillars of Samson" you tell us the story about Samson & Delilah.
He confesses his secret to her while under the influence of drinking, only to find that she deceives him.
She cuts his hair off and he loses his strength.
He is tortured & tossed in prison, but in the end he gets his strength back as he ask God to help him.
(His hair had started to grow back too ~ returning his strength)
This one starts off a bit comical as you pull us in to listen to your story.
Then each detail is told with each part intense.
Samson gets vengeance upon them in the end when he causes the pillars to fall.
Great story on Strength. I've always liked that story too.
I had not heard of the video before, but I enjoyed it.
Delilah has a pull over him too...no matter the distance, it's what she does to him.
I'll post a link in the word prompt article.
Thank you, Brenda. I think most people know the story of Samson and Delilah but they probably haven't read it written as poetry. Cheers.
Thank you so much for sharing this, Bredz. I just read John's hub. It's super amazing. I absolutely loved the way he expressed the story. No doubts, a very perfect response to the new word prompt, 'Strength'. Loved it!
Blessings to you and John.
This really is an awesome bible story written in the form of a poem. I loved the poem. Samson's strength is remarkable, breaking off the pillars like that. This is a perfect response to the word prompt, "Strength." Kudos to John and thanks to Brenda for creating this post and bringing to our attention.
Thank you Misbah and Rosina, for reading my article/poem. I am glad you enjoyed my poetic take on the Bible story.
Excellent, excellent, poem! I love the way you weave a story, John. And the comments are still there! Hallelujah!
This information just came in from Matt:
Yes, you may post a link to someone else's article in the forums for discussion.
This will help tremendously with the word prompt.
We can post a link to someone else's work...just not your own.
They are cooperating with us. That's a great news, Bredz. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings and Love!
It's going to make it easier for me to respond to word prompts, but I still can't repost the word prompt article itself...
Because I wrote it.
https://discover.hubpages.com/literatur … son-a-Poem ~ John Hansen
So, here is where you can read John's work on this one.
Thank you, Vidya. I'm glad you could appreciate the poetic version of the story.
It reminds us to never give up...even when iur strength seems to vanish.
There's always hope.
Jodah, presenting an epic story as a fascinating poem requires special skills and I find that you have done enough justice doing that. A marvellous work. Thanks for updating and making that available against the word challenge - strength.
Beautifully written article. I enjoyed reading it, John. Thanks for sharing this mesmerizing story with us.
Stay safe and healthy...
Thank you for reading this story/poem, Moondot, I am glad you found it to be mesmerizing… nice word that
Thank you Chitrangada, Good to see you read it originally. The best part about old articles is that they still have comments.
I loved reading this Biblical story in John's poetic form. I had also read Ann's story about those images on the rocks. Thanks for sharing it in the forum, Brenda.
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