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Story Of Isaac

Rating: 3.3

The door it opened slowly,
my father he came in,
I was nine years old.
And he stood so tall above me,
his blue eyes they were shining
and his voice was very cold.
He said, "I've had a vision
and you know I'm strong and holy,
I must do what I've been told."
So he started up the mountain,

I was running, he was walking,
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Dr Antony Theodore 03 April 2020

I must do what I've been told." So he started up the mountain, I was running, he was walking, and his axe was made of gold. very fine poem. tony

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Michael Walker 04 November 2019

This shows that Leonard knows the Old Testament, in particular the story of Abraham and his son, Isaac. Abraham was going to sacrifice Isaac to an angel of death, but God called it off and Isaac lived. The story from Genesis makes a great poem.

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Michael Walker 06 November 2019

Actually, God had ordered Abraham to slay his son Isaac with a sword, on an altar.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 September 2018

Such a great write by Leonard Cohen................................

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Michael Walker 11 November 2019

Yes, he is a better writer than me at this stage. Thanks for your comment.

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Fabrizio Frosini 28 November 2015

'' I will help you if I must, I will kill you if I can. '' the MAN is just here, in these words..

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Michael Walker 11 November 2019

Yes indeed, I like Leonard Cohen's songs very much. 'The Tower of Song', 'Anthem', 'Democracy', many others. Thanks for the comment.

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Angel OfGod 06 November 2009

Nice rendition of the familiar Bible story segment.

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