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Caitlin E. Finan

"David and Mary *poem*" by Caitlin E. Finan

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*DISCLAIMER* PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE don't yell at me for being an unholy and godless fiend. Please. I don't mean this as an insult to anyone, it just sprang into my head and... ended up here. I have nothing against the Christian religion, I just thought it was an interesting idea. If that offends you, please press the back button. I won't be mad, really. This was originally designed to be a song, which is why it actually rhymes. Took me forever though.
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David stalks the giant

His hands are shaking hard

His groupies are all cheering

From beside the boulevard

He-s sure that death is nearing

The fans and critics know

But still he keeps on walking

He must complete the show

 

Mary sees her husband

And wonders what to say

Does she blame the gods above

For ending up this way?

Joseph looks disgusted

And Mary starts to cry

He tells her he won-t listen

To another pointless lie

 

Loving and lying

Fighting and crying

They-re all just the same

The young and the trying

The old and  the dying

None will take the blame

 

David slays the giant, now

he sees it take the fall

he can-t hear all the laughing

and can-t see much at all

except the body of the monster

spreadeagled on the land

another harmless, good soul claimed

and more blood on his hands

 

Mary begs sweet Joseph

To give her another chance

He-s still a bit reluctant

After her virgin romance

They go back to his folks- place

And shame on him, they say

For letting just a woman

Think that there-s another way

 

Loving and lying

Fighting and crying

They-re all just the same

The young and the trying

The old and  the dying

None will take the blame

 

David sits alone again

Imprisoned by his war

And Mary-s on her doorstep

Wishing life would give her more

But David-s still a hero

And Mary bears a son

They-re celebrated people

But their lives cannot be won

 

Loving and lying

Fighting and crying

They-re all just the same

The young and the trying

The old and  the dying

None will take the blame

 

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21 Jun 2008:-) Michelle C. Osborn
No-one has commented on this?? Shame on No-one then.

This is an amazing poem; I love how it shows different sides of two very well-known stories. I’ve often wondered what these two were thinking as well - especially Joseph. His supposed acceptance of the whole ’virgin pregnancy’ must have required a huge leap of faith.

And David! I wonder what he must have felt - gods, I wonder what the giant must have felt.


David and Mary are glorified and idealized by the people of today. Too often do we forget how their deeds would have been interpreted in their times - you’ve brought them back from their near-deifications, you’ve brought them back to their human origins.

Good for you - you rock.
28 Nov 2009:-) Michael pixiepie john
love this
a story of love and war and life ..
it flows too and i like the rhyme
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'David and Mary *poem*':
 • Created by: :-) Caitlin E. Finan
 • Copyright: ©Caitlin E. Finan. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: David, Giant, Mary, Poem
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Fights, Duels, Battles, Orc, Goblins, Trolls, Trollocs..., Romance, Emotion, Love, Parody
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