Goliath Comes

With size and strength
power and might
huffin' and puffin
an unholy sight
with gruff, tough, 
grit and growl
puts a chill in my bones
with his angry scowl
a hardened heart
bent on hate
sword in hand 
to seal my fate

but as sure as the size of this beast demands
I stand by faith
sling in hand
Holy Armour at my command

Destiny calls 
I have no fear
scooping up my stone,
I meet his stare

looking past the giant, into the sun,
I see the unseen-
the victory won.

by faith I live
by the God he defies
so I send that stone straight through the sky
hitting him square above the eyes

he falls dead weight, into the ground
dust rises high 
as the giant goes down

I know full well 
the one I trust
against His name 
Goliath cussed
when he stood before me
he didn't see
my shield and strength
In whom comes victory
the God I defend
is the Mighty One 
in him I depend 
The One and Only Son.

©2012 Beneath The Surface:Breath of Faith-Dawn Paoletta

What Goliath comes your way today?

"All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
1 Samuel 17:47

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57


  1. Oh so good, very good. Good for my heart today. Thank you!

  2. First I love your background sound.
    We love the beach and generally spend a month there...nothing like..
    I loved the triumph and strength in your writing.
    you sound like you can really kick...rear.

  3. It was Andy's graduation and I had to sit with his dad and other grandmother - who are ex's! sandie

  4. Thank you for sharing. You are a lovely poet.

  5. So fun! I love how you have Goliath huffin, puffin, and cussin (as I'm sure he really was). One of my favorite Bible stories.

  6. such gorgeous rhythm in this... i love it... a triumphant ending. well done!

  7. Beautiful and soulful. New follower from FFF. I hope you will follow me as well. Have a great Memorial Day.

  8. Awesome poem, Dawn, and I really believe David had no fear. His righteous indignation to defend the name of the Lord fueled his action. If only we were as zealous to do the same!


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