Treasure Island

Gillena Cox

(1950)

Banished


From the earth was fashioned,
From the likeness of God, the man;

And the breath of life,
Breathed into him.

From Adam's rib,
Was fashioned,
A helpmate called the woman;

And the breath of life,
Breathed into her.

The garden, their paradise given
There to live in,
To have of fruit with exception.

But the two they fell,
Into a trap laid well,
By the wiley wiley deceiver;
Clever clever he;

Approached the woman,
Knowing she, was held high
In esteem by her man;

With skillful debate
Was she baited, she ate;
Then she to the man to sate

Tasted of the fruit forbidden,
From their eyes, veiled
Innocence slipped;

Exposing to them at the hip,
Their loins in full nakedness,
Which they taught to cover
With leaves.

From the Lord God ever,
There is no hiding;
He knew of their deeds.

His compassion meted them,
Garments made of skins;
His wrath, banishment
With statuses new defined;

So then the woman,
By Adam, was named Eve;
Fitting her function given
By The Lord God; child bearer.

Banished then, and sent,
Out from their garden home;
They went;
Wanderers for a new home.

Then Adam slept with his wife
Eve; child bearer.

2009

Submitted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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  • Preetam Shetty (5/20/2010 3:28:00 AM)

    Then Humans did something which banished them from the Holy garden of the lord........And now Humans are doing things which might get them banished from the kingdom of the lord

    Good poem (Report) Reply

  • Allen Steble (1/14/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    the life of Adam and Eve the most most famous account of deception poetically described very nicely here, a 10 indeed for creativity, rhythm and style, great piece (Report) Reply

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