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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Volunteer (11/23/06)

TITLE: Goal!
By Melanie Kerr
11/28/06


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The last match of the season
The Cup was not yet won
The mighty men of Philistine
Were out to have some fun

The little men of Israel
Were shivering with fear
The knocking of their hairy knees
Was loud enough to hear

The pundits backed the big men
With Goliath at their head
The nine foot giant goalie
“The best!” the pundits said!

Wee Israel came out trembling
Before the baying fans
They never thought the football
Could pass Goliath’s hands

Goliath stretched and strutted
He goaded them to play
“Just score a single goal, yer weeds.
And take the cup away!”

But Israel had no striker
No man of magic skill
To get around Goliath
And come in for the kill

The Philistines were vicious
The fouls were swift and hard
The ref was far too frightened
To brandish his red card

Carried off on stretchers
Some Israelites were hurt
As the Philistines stampeded
And dragged them through the dirt

With ninety minutes over
And extra time played out
The game was down to penalties
The outcome in no doubt

A youngster on the subs bench
A fresh and eager boy
Begged to have a shot at goal
Goliath, he’d destroy!

Young David volunteered
To be the first to shoot
As he tied the yellow laces
On a brand new football boot

Goliath flexed his muscles
And glowered at wee Dave
“I’ll see yer dead, yer maggot
And rotting in yer grave!”

“Yer just a pretty poodle
Yer sure no match fer me.
Just run home to yer mammy
Yer pesky little flea!”

Young David wasn’t flustered
He calmly picked his spot
He sent a prayer heavenward
And gave it all he got

The ball sailed high and soaring
And heading for the net
Goliath leapt, the football was
Impossible to get

Ten thousand fans erupted
In loud and glad delight
Goliath? – he was sobbing
A sad pathetic sight

The game was clearly finished
“Man of the Match” announced
A beaming, blushing David
Upon their shoulders bounced

The cup all clean and gleaming
Was placed into his hands
To the echo of the singing
From the blissful, buoyant fans

Don’t think that you’re too little
To take the giants on
Young Dave when just a young ‘un
Against Goliath won!


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Lynda Schultz 11/30/06
Love it! What a delightful and modern way to tell an age-old story.
Jan Ackerson 12/01/06
This is awesome! It's got everything a great ballad should have. Love it.
Joanne Sher 12/01/06
I just LOVE this. I smiled all the way through. Very creative modern take on this story. Bravo!
Jacqueline Zerres12/02/06
What a great way you play with words. Loved it!
Verna Cole Mitchell 12/02/06
A Bible story modernized in such a delightful way is a pleasure to read!
Cheri Hardaway 12/04/06
This was so much fun! I loved it! Blessings, Cheri
Donna Emery12/04/06
Excellent! A wonderful way to tell this story in a new setting! Loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Venice Kichura12/04/06
I believe this is a winner!
Pat Guy 12/04/06
Yes - surely a winner this one is! What a fun read!