The Road To Damascus

A man was walking one night
Down a lane without a light
Thinking that he heard a sound
The man then turned around
Someone jumped him suddenly
And assaulted him violently
Badly beaten and then robbed
He lay in the road and sobbed
Injured for many hours he lay
Many people had passed his way
Only one stopped, not to assist
To take his watch off his wrist
Hours later came a Samaritan
A social worker name of Stan
He was greatly shocked to see
Deeds committed by humanity
“Whoever hit you on the head
Really needs some help,” he said.

About the Poem

The Road to Damascus is a retelling in verse form of The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Not only does the poem give the story a modern setting and characters, it also has an amusing twist in its tail.


Humorous Poems


A parody of a parable in rhyming verse


18 lines

Key Stage

KS2, KS3


Paul Curtis

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