King David

A Champion Laid Low

Goliath of Gath
The Philistines’ champion
Standing defiant

“Israel, who stands for thee?”

Saul called on David
With his sling and five smooth stones
Standing in God’s name

“Who defies the living God?”

As armies looked on
The boy defeated his foe
Standing in vict’ry

Truly, the Lord was with him

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

How the Mighty have Fallen

Both loved and admired
Lamented by King David
Saul and Jonathan
In life swifter than eagles
Ever stronger than lions

written in response to the daily prompt at The Daily Post, inspired by 2 Samuel 1:23

“How the mighty have fallen!
The weapons of war have perished!”

– 2 Samuel 1:27