kassem oude

Silver Star - 3,481 Points (1955 / Lebanon)


A peasant in his field plows
Stand to rest at each line end
He's so happy never kowtows
Sings for love for life for land

The king and vizier hear his song
Long to know reason of joy
'We're your guests all day long'
'Welcome home you're God's envoys'

Docile beautiful wife cheers all
Cold water for drink, hot for wash
'The meal's ready' on them calls
Melodious voice the heart touches

'I'll take your wife in exchange
Give you three with money more'
Peasant agrees on deal strange
Tears on cheeks his heart deplores

In return with the three wives
He halts on top of river bridge
'Why king's hatred for you thrives? '
'I commit adultery on a ridge'

'Things before me used to steal'
'I do nothing wrong but stubborn'
'First two corrigible I feel
Third for the river you're born'

The saved decide to repent
Because their man has good heart
Serve him lovely live content
Leave the stubborn you are smart.

Sunday 24 August 2014

Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Edited: Sunday, August 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: Happiness

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