Simple Simon

C07 Joshua's Last Days - Poem by Simple Simon

The King of Jerusalem
Saw Joshua's war-stratagem,
That defeated two kings,
And burnt their belongings.

A big city like Gibbon,
Despite its fighters known,
How easily it was taken
By Joshua's men!

They joined Joshua in peace,
Not using their least force,
Which this king didn't like,
And made out a plan to attack.

Four friendly kings, he called,
And a pact with them, he held
To seize the City Gibbon,
With a combined forces, and win.

Gibbon's people sent word
To Joshua, who then rushed,
And chased the enemies out,
After a ruthless fight.

Also, God sent hailstorm,
That killed many of them.
They ran for their lives,
Against the striking force

That day, the sun stood still.
Also, the moon moved not until
Joshua's force won the battle,
When God fought for Israel.

The five kings secretly escaped
And inside a cave they hid.
Joshua brought them outside
And got them all hanged.

Then, their bodies were thrown
In the same cave, they had hidden.
The cave was sealed again,
At the entrance, with large stones.

Joshua took city after city;
He gained victory after victory.
So, God gave them the land,
That he had solemnly promised.

By then, Joshua was very old.
He called the people and told,
'Now, God gave you all the lands.
So, you must obey His commands.'

He gave them God's law book,
Which they reverently took,
And promised him to abide
By the rules framed as guide.

At the age of one hundred
And ten, Joshua died.
In his land on the hillside,
To rest, he was laid.

His words, people respected
And they served the Lord,
Under his chosen leaders,
Who kept up God's orders.

Comments about C07 Joshua's Last Days by Simple Simon

  • (10/12/2006 7:54:00 PM)

    Beautifully and eloquently written, Simon. My applause for your excellent work.

    Warmest regards,


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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