Treasure Island

Simple Simon


E09 David became King


The death of Saul's did throw,
David in deep sorrow;
He began to lament
At the king's bereavement.

At the bottom of his heart,
David had always kept
His devotion and respect
For Saul in every aspect.

He said, 'Saul was the one,
Whom God had chosen
As king of Israel
And rule its people.'

Also, the death of Saul's son,
And his friend, Jonathan
Threw him deep down
In the sorrowful ocean.

Israelites came to David
And submissively they said,
'You fought every battle
Even during Saul's rule.'

'It's the Lord's promise
A king, you shall be to rule us.'
So, he fulfilled God's command
As well as Israelite's demand.

Many battles David fought.
Victory after victory he got.
The Covenant Box, he brought
To Jerusalem center at last.

One mistake David did.
It wasn't liked by God.
Widow Bathsheba, he married.
In a cunning way, this he did.

David fell for the beauty
Of Bathsheba, the lady
Of Uriah, the Hittite
One day, when he met.

To the battle front,
Uriah, he had sent,
And got him killed there
In an unfair manner.

On account of this sin,
David lost his son,
For which he regretted
And later on repented.

Next, Bathsheba bore him a son.
They named him Solomon,
Who rose up to fame
Later, for his wisdom.

Submitted: Friday, October 27, 2006
Edited: Saturday, October 30, 2010

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  • Sandra Fowler (10/27/2006 8:56:00 PM)

    A fine retelling of an ancient story of love, sin, and redemption.One that has fascinated
    readers for centuries.Excellent work, Simon.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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