His tranquil garden was a lush repose
where scrumptious fruit and berries grew. The trees
were strong, yet one was taller and exposed;
itís branches swayed as God exhaled a breeze.
The largest apple shone amongst itís leaves
displaying luscious skin for all to see.
To pick this jewel was forbidden. Thieves
were punished; God commanded they must flee.
A crafty creature coiled around itís base
beguiling her with smiles and tender voice.
He promised her --`to steal is no disgraceí
and mesmerized she made that wicked choice.
Her fevered feelings soon enticed her mate;
mistaken innocence seduced his soul.
She promised him, this would not change their fate
-- the Serpentís words resounded as they stole
the glistening loot to satisfy their greed.
They pondered with uncertainty; the fruit
should not be eaten -- now devoured with speed
Their guilt and misery became acute
to see their naked lives with opened eyes.
Then covering their shame with greenery,
they trembled, fearing Godís indignant cries.
They were disgraced and hid behind His Tree.
Have you been tempted by this Demonís tongue;
persuaded by his soothing words? Now God
has sent him on his belly, through the dung
to slither through the furrows man has trod.
Yet still he charms usÖ heís so versatile,
so learn to recognise his endless guile.
------- Author's Notes -------
Just another way of telling the story of Adam and Eve
Comments on this poem/writing:
|Meri (18.104.22.168) -- Saturday, October 23 2004, 12:58 am|
You're off the hook with this one! Retelling the Bible story of Adam and Eve. It's very detailed, and very interesting! You did a wonderful job wording this poem!
|barb (22.214.171.124) -- Saturday, October 23 2004, 08:50 pm|
you write with so much vocabulary. Vvery good Cap. Cccan you write this is stupid terms for me to understand .thanks.))))))))
|Capricorn (126.96.36.199) -- Saturday, October 23 2004, 11:49 pm|
Thanks Meri -- glad you enjoyed
|Cap (188.8.131.52) -- Saturday, October 23 2004, 11:50 pm|
Haha!! -- my words do seem to get longer don't they?
|barb (184.108.40.206) -- Sunday, October 24 2004, 12:14 am|
Ii wasn't being rude. just honest some of the words I didn't understand, guess I should,ve went further in school. See kids what happens when you don't further your education. haaaaaaa)))))
|Cap (220.127.116.11) -- Sunday, October 24 2004, 09:55 am|
No worries, Barb -- I write my poems with a dictioary on my lap. LOL!!
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