Simple Simon

C05 Attack On Ai - Poem by Simple Simon

It was the Lord's intention,
That Israelites do learn,
At any cost, a good lesson
To maintain strict discipline.

With Joshua, God was pleased, .
As he always followed,
Whatever be His command,
That was placed in his hand.

God assured Joshua and told.
'I'll be with you, be bold.
Let your attack be a surprise one,
And the kingdom of Ai, you'll win.'

'Now, you shall not burn,
But you’re free to own,
Whatever goods you win,
And livestock that remain.'

Out of his army, a part,
West of City Ai, he kept,
And the rest, he took
With him to attack.

When strategically he retreated,
The enemies from behind chased,
Leaving the whole city open,
Not knowing his war-plan.

As it was a simple walk-in,
To take the city left open,
His soldiers from the west,
Took its possession just.

The enemies ran helter-skelter,
Against pressures, front and rear,
Thus Ai, his army took over,
With all tumult and uproar.

After hanging the king,
Joshua took everything.
He burnt the city to ruins.
In this shape, it still remains.

Comments about C05 Attack On Ai by Simple Simon

  • (10/10/2006 8:56:00 PM)

    Simply Simon, i say this is a great work of poetic art.
    Very inTENseful in content and awe inspiring.
    God bless all poets-MJG.

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  • (10/10/2006 7:53:00 PM)

    God rewards Joshua's faith by giving him a great military victory..Wonderful write, Simon.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 15, 2010

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