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Daniel and The Lions' Den
by Carol Penhorwood 
01/19/10
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Under the bed is a whole 'nother world
Where sneakers, old toys, smelly socks have been hurled,
Where crayons, gum wrappers, and shoestrings abound,
Where all the lost treasures can usually be found.

Under the bed, a dark scary place,
Where menacing monsters in shadows we trace!
But can you imagine just what you would do
Alone in the dark finding lions with you?

For that's just what happened to Daniel, you know,
Alone in the darkness he paced to and fro.
I'm sure you are asking, "Just why was he there?"
With great hungry lions a den he must share!

A few men grew jealous of Daniel's success,
For he governed the people with so much finesse.
They probed, they examined, to find any flaw,
But there were no grounds for charges at all.

So how could they fault him, remove all his power?
They schemed, and they plotted, and spied by the hour!
For Daniel was faithful to seek out God's way,
And three times each day he was kneeling to pray.

Convincing the king a law to decree...
To the king, the king only, all prayer should be!
There is only one God, and this Daniel knew,
He continued to pray to his God in full view.

For breaking this law he was cast in the den
Where great hungry lions for him had a yen!
The king was distraught, yet the law he enforced,
The door of the den, he then reinforced.

The king in his anguish could not eat or sleep
And rushed out at dawn to the den just to peep!
"Daniel, O Daniel, are you still alive?
Did God in His mercy help you to survive?"

"My God sent an angel and I am unhurt,
I didn't become the lions' dessert!"
The king, overjoyed, then set Daniel free,
No blood was found on him, no wounds...not a flea!

There is nothing, no nothing, that's bigger than God,
No mountains too tall, no valley too broad.
When we're in a "dungeon", don't know what to do,
With eyes fixed on Jesus, He'll "lions" subdue.


Daniel 6

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Cassie Memmer 26 Jan 2010
This is absolutely delightful, Carol! I can see it made into a book with lots of wonderful graphics. You have such a gift! :)
Sunny Loomis  22 Jan 2010
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George Parler  22 Jan 2010
A great story well told. I like the rhythm of this piece. Good job.
Beth LaBuff  22 Jan 2010
This is perfect (in every way). If this were made into a children's book, I'd love to read it to my Grandchildren... So well done!!
Mariane Holbrook 22 Jan 2010
This could so easily be set to music, Carol. Again, I'm so impressed with your attention to meter and rhyme. Nothing ever seems forced but flows gently and with great meaning. Big time kudos!
Marita Thelander  22 Jan 2010
This would be perfect with illustrations. It really read smooth and it gave me very good visuals in my imagination.
DANIEL MBAJIORGU 22 Jan 2010
This is fine and creative; and I know it wasn't very easy to do. Your stanzas could still be extended to include some missing parts of this story that I think children and lovers of poetry will adore for it's rhythmic flow and style. You did a very nice job. How I wish more poets will devote time setting the Scriptures into poetic formats. Who knows, many more souls may be encouraged to read the Bible. Congratulations, Carol.
Sara Harricharan  22 Jan 2010
Love the flow of this! Reads so nicely and easily, with a great message. Kudos to you!
Ruth Brown  22 Jan 2010
Carol, that is wonderful. You have a gift for this. I'd love to see it illustrated as a childs book. It would be so easy to read to them.Congratulations, Ruth
Edy T Johnson  22 Jan 2010
Children seem to naturally love the rhythm and rhyme of a story told via poetry. And, it STICKS in their brains so well in that format that they even memorize verses without effort. Add illustrations and make your poetic parables lifelong keepsakes! What a gift! Praise the Lord!
Sunny Loomis  20 Jan 2010
I LIKE this! Very good job!




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