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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: The Writer's Life (05/13/10)

TITLE: Shepherd, Psalmist, and King
By Judy Wood
05/17/10


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There once was a writer
living a lonely life;
a young shepherd boy
who later had much strife.

He had many brothers
and was the youngest son.
In his life time he had enemies
and was forced to run.

By day he enjoyed green pastures,
at night the moon and starry skies.
He praised the God of heaven
who created the sun to rise.

David knew God helped him
fight a lion and a bear.
He wasn’t afraid of a giant.
Goliath, you better beware!

At an early age he was chosen
to become Israel’s next king.
He worshipped his heavenly Father
the creator of everything.

King Saul was afraid of David.
He tried many times to kill him.
His situation seemed quite hopeless
and the outcome mighty grim.

When he sinned against God
he repented with many tears;
begged for God’s forgiveness,
thanked Him that He hears.

David wrote about His Lord,
glorified Him in song.
This was the Most High God
to whom he’d always belong.


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Mildred Sheldon05/20/10
What you wrote was truth plain and simple. Good job.
Gregory Kane05/20/10
You captured my interest in your retelling of David's life in verse and then you stopped. Why did you stop when you were going so well - what about the ark of the covenant, bathsheba and David's great confession psalm, absalom's rebellion and the plans to build a temple?!
AnneRene' Capp 05/21/10
I enjoyed this and would also like to see it continue...good job!
c clemons05/23/10
Given the title, not enough spent on content, showing or telling of the psalmist and the King. Meter a little choppy could flow better. Keep writing.
Mary Knoll Santos05/23/10
Good job in your attempt to write about a lowly shepherd, king, a psalmist, and a man after God's own heart. A beautiful poem written from a writer's heart... well-done.
God bless you as you continue writing for the glory of God. Thank you.
Amanda Brogan05/24/10
What a lovely poem about one of my favorite writers of the Bible! :) David was quite a guy.
Joanna Stricker05/25/10
You have some good thoughts in here that reflect some real truths. The item that caught my attention was the last verse, that David wrote songs to glorify the Lord. I've been thinking about this lately and appreciating the comfort God has been able to give me from worship and the lyrics that someone had to write...someone like David. Thank you.
Lynn Radford05/27/10
Your love of the Lord and the Word are obvious in this retelling. I wonder where you were in relation to word count? Now that the judging is over, you may want to go back and add to the story in keeping with the tone you set.