An angel gave a promise and command to Manoah’s wife telling her that she would become pregnant and have a son whose head was never to be touched by a razor, because the boy was to become a Nazirite, which is an individual who has voluntarily dedicated themselves to God from the womb. His legacy would be to take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines. Her son was Samson whose strength allowed him to tear apart a lion with his bare hands and to defeat many Philistines with supernatural acts of strength. Why, why, why would Delilah make Samson pay the ultimate price for love, well that is an easy one, as she was motivated by greed. Here is a song from my second book which I wrote for the wedding scene.
Samson traveled to Gaza, and he met a prostitute.
Samson laid with her and then they had a dispute.
She wanted more money than Samson was willing to pay.
But when she saw Samson’s muscles, she said let’s hit the hay.
The people of Gaza knew Samson was there!
They tried to surround him but to their despair,
Samson broke loose and crashed through the city gate.
Samson was too strong, the citizens only made him irate.
Delilah was a woman from the Valley of Sorek.
Samson was a judge and he did not eat pork.
Samson fell madly in love with the beautiful Delilah.
He loved her so much, he said ‘I would like to buy ya.’
The Philistines knew that Samson possessed great strength.
Samson never trusted them, so he maintained an arm’s length.
The Philistines approached Delilah to become their spy.
They offered her shekels of silver piled up to the sky.
Delilah was paid to seduce Samson and make him tell.
Samson played with Delilah because he liked her smell.
Delilah said, if you love me, show me what makes you so strong, let me know.
Samson knew that if he told his secret, he may no longer be able to beat his foe.
Delilah nagged and prodded him day after day, until he could take no more.
Samson told her no razor has ever touched his head, then he called her a whore.
Delilah seduced and deceived Samson, because she wanted to collect the money.
She cunningly crafted her plan to cut off all of his hair and did he look funny.
Samson became weak, he was captured and taken to prison.
Samson prayed to God and hoped that He would listen.
The Philistines gouged out his eyes and kept him in jail.
Samson was devastated and he became very pale.
Samson’s hair grew back, which the Philistines ignored.
He gained his strength again as he prayed to the Lord.
They chained Samson up to the pillars on the temple foundation.
Samson could not break the chains, but he felt a holy sensation.
Samson was the strongest man that ever lived on this earth.
He pushed with all his might, he pulled for all he was worth.
Samson gritted his teeth and started to tear the building down.
The two support pillars shattered and ended up on the ground.
Everyone in the building died that day and Delilah was sad.
She knew that Samson was the best lover that she ever had.
Written for Melanie’s sparksfromacombustiblemind’s special edition of Share Your World which asks “Would you rather have a huge head of hair or be completely bald? No middle ground!”