Simple Simon

D01 Rulers After Joshua - Poem by Simple Simon

Their Master Joshua died,
People of Israel then cried,
'Who’ll take up the lead?
They thus asked the Lord.'

'The tribe of Judah will lead, '
Like this, when the Lord said,
The men of Judah took o'er.
They turned leaders thereafter.

The men of Judah fought.
Jerusalem then they got.
Their fight went on and on,
Until their lands, they' ad won.

With local tribes, they lived,
A peace treaty, they made.
Their gods, they too worshipped.
The covenant got breached.

Until old leaders lived,
Their God, they had obeyed.
When these leaders had died,
Their Lord, they disobeyed.

New generations came
In chaos all became.
God tested them each time.
Chances too, He gave them.

Their lives weren't so easy,
Earlier, it was rosy..
In wars, they faced defeat;
And miserably did retreat

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  • (10/13/2006 7:59:00 PM)

    The Israelites fare poorly after the death of Joshua, their splendid leader who pleased God..Very sad, but very well written.Simon.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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