James’s Blog: Gath and Adullam

James’s Blog:  Gath and Adullam

(Inspired by 1 Samuel 21:10 to 1 Samuel 22:2)

 

David was not a king,

just a running man;

pursued by another

with blood on his mind.

 

David was not a king,

but would this running man

threaten Gath’s Saul?

Would this refugee bring war?

 

David was not a king,

just a drooling man;

scratching with ragged nails

while royal Achish laughed.

 

David was not a king,

just a cowering man,

a cave, a hole in the ground,

like a beetle hid from the sun.

 

David was not a king,

but men sought him out;

four hundred losers,

debt, upset and probably never satisfied.

 

David was not a king,

beard still damp from indignity,

followed by an uninspiring mob,

and here is a man after my own heart.

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