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D05 Samson And Delilah - Poem by Simple Simon

At Gaza, Philistines went to kill,
When Samson was with a girl;
But he escaped to a hill.
Unseen by those people.

After this, the brave Samson,
Fell in love with a woman.
Delilah was her sweet name.
In his life, she played a cruel game.

Five Philistine kings went,
And sought her consent
To find out the hidden truth
Of Samson's unique strength.

Each one promised to give her,
Eleven hundred pieces of silver,
As a reward for the information
After its successful completion.

So, she asked Samson,
'What's the real reason
Behind your unusual strength
Of your body so mammoth? '

'If one wants to tie you
Tell me, how can he so do? '
She caressed him lovingly
And asked him this nicely.

Samson said, 'With fine
New wet bowstrings seven
If I am tied by anyone,
My body, it'll weaken.'

She tried what he said,
But it didn't succeed.
She felt then cheated
And became annoyed.

He told her this and that,
Which, in turn, didn't act,
And she became so upset
That he couldn't resist it.

He finally told the secret,
'My hair was never cut
From the day of my birth
There lies my strength.'

'I'm dedicated to God,
As a Nazirite to the Lord.
When my hair is cut
My strength will be out.'

She kept him in her lap,
And lulled him to sleep.
She got his hair all cut,
Which in a bundle, she put.

When he woke up,
From his deep sleep,
He felt so tired and weak
He couldn't fight back.

As a prisoner, he was caught.
His eyes were plucked out.
He was chained, neck to foot,
And to hard work, he was put.

When hair was lost,
His strength, he lost.
When strength was lost
His vision too he lost.

All on account of one woman,
Who, for some silver, sold Samson,
For a noble cause, he fought,
But by his foes he was caught!

Comments about D05 Samson And Delilah by Simple Simon

  • (10/17/2006 8:30:00 PM)

    The mighty Samson is destroyed by his love for a beautiful, heartless, woman. His plight is pitiful enough to make the angels weep.Exceptional write.Simon.

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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