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כְּחָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים בְּבֵית הַגְּבִיר –
שָׁם עָבַדְתִּי וְלֹא חִנָּם,
כִּי נָתַן עָבוּר עֲבוֹדָתִי
חֲמִשָּׁה שְׁוָרִים מְאֻלָּפִים.

שׁוֹר אֶחַד נִטְרַף בִּידֵי אַרְיֵה,
אַחַר-כָּ מָצָאתִי עִקְּבוֹתָיו,
מְחֻיָּב אֲנִי לִשְׁמֹר הֵיטֵב –
תֶּכֶף אֶעֱמֹד עַל מִשְׁמַרְתִּי.

הַשֵּׁנִי לְפֶתַע הִשְׁתַּטָּה
וּמִיָּד בָּרַח לַיְּעָרוֹת
חֲמִשָּׁה יָמִים בַּשִׁטּוּטִים –
לֹא מָצָאתִי אֶת הַמִּשְׁתַּטֶּה.

שְׁנַיִם אֲחֵרִים נָפְלוּ מַהֵר –
הַשָׁכֵן הִרְעִיל אֶת הַמִּסְפּוֹא.
אֵי נָפְלוּ שְׁוָרַי בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא!
מֵתוּ וְשָׁכְבוּ לָהֶם דּוּמָם.

אָז טָבַחְתִּי אֶת הָאַחֲרוֹן
וְעָשִׁיתִי לִי מִשְׁתֶּה גָּדוֹל,
כִּי בָּעַר הַבַּיִת הַסָּמוּ
וּבְתוֹכוֹ שְׁכֵנִי הַנֶּעֱקָד.

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