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rivers of babylon/poor man's ewe

rivers of babylon/poor man's ewe

Soldier
Brave loyal soldier
Uriah the Hitite..
Lost in Battle for Basheba..
as she bathed in moonlight.
smitten by lust
Morality to dust..
Uriah a loyal subject to
his king,
David planned his downfall
to covert what he did not own,
Bathsheba..
The oldest story. .
How to hide this conception.. to entice Uriah from his duty
and he'd think he was the father..of invention.. 
But such a noble soldier..
Uriah didn't falter and returned to his
death in a losing battle unsupported
by David's order of withdrawal ..
and the lovers re united..
and God looked down and smited
the Israelites,
For taking what did not belong to them,
Let not the sins of the parents fall  to children,  the wisdom of Solomon is born... from the loins of sin..
oh Uriah... Brave soldier, I pray you got your reward in Heaven

 

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Pauline, 
What an intelligent, thought-provoking write, and beautiful. 
You're really a bright person. I'll admit I had to look up a few things, but you're a wonderful writer. 
Great job! 

Matthew. 

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pauline codd

I think I read this story from the children's bible as a child, and re discovered it with the name of Uriah.. robbed of his life by lust of another... Xx Shakespeare got his ideas from the old testements I think. 

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A Lonely Journey

Really cool. 
Great job, young Ms. Shakespeare! 
Loved it. 

M. 

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pauline codd

Thanks.. I fancy looking at Bathsheba next.. Gosh the avenues are endless.. Xx

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A Lonely Journey

You're welcome! 
And yes, they are, which is good for us because you can keep writing forever. 
Get going! lol. 

Matthew. 

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