Word Prompt Response (Wk 36) ~ by John Hansen "The Pillars of Samson"

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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    John
    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.

    1. vidsagster profile image87
      vidsagsterposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Brenda for sharing John's poem. Though we know and like the story of Samson and Delilah, it was wonderful to read it in poetic form. It is a very good response to the work prompt of this week.

  2. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    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.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I can't say I've ever read a poem about until now.
      That's the beauty of life...always something new to learn and see.

      Have a great day.

  3. Misbah786 profile image86
    Misbah786posted 15 months ago

    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. smile

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Misbah.
      Enjoy your day.

  4. surovi99 profile image83
    surovi99posted 15 months ago

    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.

  5. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    Thank you Misbah and Rosina, for reading my article/poem. I am glad you enjoyed my poetic take on the Bible story.

    1. bravewarrior profile image90
      bravewarriorposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent, excellent, poem! I love the way you weave a story, John. And the comments are still there! Hallelujah!

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Shauna. Yes, it is an old poem so it still has comments shown haha.

  6. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    This information just came in from Matt:

    Hello,

    Yes, you may post a link to someone else's article in the forums for discussion. 


    Thanks,

    Matt
    Team HubPages

    This will help tremendously with the word prompt.   
    We can post a link to someone else's work...just not your own.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      They are cooperating with us. That's a great news, Bredz. Thank you for sharing.
      Blessings and Love! smile

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
        Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I believe anyone of us can help you. smile

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
            Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Sounds great

  7. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    https://discover.hubpages.com/literatur … son-a-Poem ~ John Hansen

    So, here is where you can read John's work on this one.

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image89
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Brenda, for sharing this, in response to the word prompt.
      I have read it earlier, and enjoyed reading it again.
      Excellent work John, and I can see my comments below.

  8. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    Thank you, Vidya. I'm glad you could appreciate the poetic version of the story.

  9. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months ago

    Vidya
    It reminds us to never give up...even when iur strength seems to vanish.
    There's always hope.

  10. bhattuc profile image83
    bhattucposted 15 months ago

    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.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Umesh for your kind words. I am glad you feel my version of the story written as a poem was successful. It is a little difficult to capture an entire story in the confines of a poem, but I was quite satisfied with the outcome.

  11. Moondot1822 profile image95
    Moondot1822posted 15 months ago

    Beautifully written article. I enjoyed reading it, John. Thanks for sharing this mesmerizing story with us.
    Stay safe and healthy...

  12. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    Thank you for reading this story/poem, Moondot, I am glad you found it to be mesmerizing… nice word that smile

  13. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 15 months ago

    Thank you Chitrangada, Good to see you read it originally. The best part about old articles is that they still have comments.

  14. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 15 months ago

    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.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image80
      Brenda Arledgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Peggy
      You're welcome.

      At least this way we can comment.

 
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