Friday, January 4, 2008

Plagues in Haiku

God said, “hey Moses!
My people are suffering,
go down to Pharaoh.”

Moses and Aaron
were sent to meet with Pharaoh.
(They seemed a bit scared)

Aaron threw his rod
and it became a serpent
Pharaoh laughed a bit.

He called his wise men
they threw down their rods also
and they became snakes.

The rod of Aaron
ate up the other serpents
and Pharaoh was mad.

In return for this
God turned the Nile to blood –
the first of the plagues.

Seven days went by
“Now the frogs,” God said to Mo.
Frogs here, everywhere!

Pharaoh begged for end
the frogs were really a prob
so God relented.

Still pharaoh said no
even after the frogs died
his heart was hardened.

So God turned to bugs
the dust of earth became gnats
lots and lots of ‘em

But plague number three
didn’t succeed more than two
and Pharaoh said no.

Next came swarms of flies
and many really dead cows.
Plagues four, five, failed too.

Boils came on their skin
then came the terrible hail
ruined all of the crops.

Each time he refused
Pharaoh was a stubborn guy
but God was moreso.

What happens next?
Stay tuned for next week’s Torah portion for the rest of the plagues…

See more Haiku Friday here.

Shabbat Shalom


Anonymous said...

Holy Moses -- this is like reading about my life


Anonymous said...

Yikes for plagues!

Unknown said...

Holy plagues Batman. I love the will of those two. It must've been something to watch!

Head Gaggler said...

Wonderful, as always!

the planet of janet said...

yep, the usual brilliance here.

looking forward to the rest.

Keli Ata said...
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Phyllis Sommer said...

hey keli - can you enable your blogger profile so i can reply to your comments other than here?

Keli Ata said...
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Keli Ata said...

If you just click on my name here it should take you to my blog.

I sent an email too. I am very sorry for what I posted and deleted it. I wrote without thinking and by ten antidotes I was actually thinking of the ten commandments but well, it didn't come out right at all.

Again, I am very sorry and don't want to offend or bother you.