James O'neil Leonard

Joseph, Envied By Brothers - Poem by James O'neil Leonard

In the depths of the day,
the envied brother lay.

By the dawn of the night,
there was sure to be a fight.

If only, if only, he had loved them all equal.
Too bad for him, it led to a sequel.

In the city of Dothan,
Joseph's brothers drank.

Feelings as harsh
as a dirty German tank.

The pit was his cell,
On Earth, but like Hell.

To the Ishmeelites he went,
but not to his brother's repent.

His father left in tears,
too bad Joseph would be feared.

He would live on to become great.

Which would give them more to hate....

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 27, 2011

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