From the dust of the earth man was made,
When the creation of the Master was done,
From the ribcage of man God made him a mate,
A couple was created from one.
Adam was blessed with the earth as his home,
With Eve to be at his side,
God placed them in a special place,
They were naked with nothing to hide.
The cattle, the beast and the creeping thing also,
Are yours to do as you please,
The fruit of the field shall ye have for meat, plus,
The fowl and the fish in the sea.
God planted a garden eastward in Eden,
In which Adam was instructed to till,
From out of the ground every tree was grown,
With Two in the midst of the field.
The tree of life and the tree of knowledge,
Knowledge of evil and good,
Instructed by God, Every fruit ye shall eat,
Except the ones in the midst of the woods.
For in the day the tree is touched,
Ye shall surely die,
The beast of the field and the creeping thing also,
None shall be left alive.
Now subtle was the serpent, above all that God made,
The cattle, the beast and the fowl in the sky,
APPROACHED EVE, HE DID, AND DECEITFULLY SAID,
FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE YE SHALL EAT AND SURELY NOT DIE.
For God doth know if ye partake of the fruit,
Your life will be enhanced by the tree,
Your eyes will be opened to see evil and good,
Just like the gods, Ye shall be.
Now, Eve, being young, tempted and naïve,
Wondered, of the tree if she should,
Enticed by the serpent to eat of the meat,
She saw that the fruit was good.
Adam was coaxed to share in the crime,
As the scenario was given to Eve,
Now, knowing and realizing with opened eyes,
They covered themselves with fig leaves.
The voice of God called out to man,
Where art thou and where didst thou go?
We heard thy voice and hid our selves,
We were naked without any clothes.
How didst thou know of such wicked things?
Hast thou gained thy knowledge from the tree,
The tree in which I forbade thee to touch,
Of which thy life will be taken from thee?
The woman that Thou hast plucked from my side,
Doth gave me the fruit to eat,
Unbeknownst to me from whence it came,
The meat was so tender and sweet.
God asked again of the woman He made,
Woman, What Hast Thou Done?
Eve said, the serpent has beguiled me to sin,
Yes, the serpent was the one.
The serpent was cursed above all that God made,
The cattle and the fish in the sea,
The beast, the fowl and the creeping thing also,
All shall have dominion over thee.
Upon thy belly ye shall crawl,
All the days of thy life,
The creation of all that I placed on this earth,
Shall cause thee harm and great strife.
Now, Eve, the evil knowledge of which thou dost know,
Shall be thy burden to bear,
Man shall be thy master,
He shall be thine heir.
From thy belly shall all men come,
All the days of thy life,
Subservient to man shall ye remain,
Hard labor shall be thy strife.
And to the man that I have made,
No longer shall the garden be your home,
Cursed is the ground beneath thy feet,
Upon the dust of the earth ye shall roam.
Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee,
The dust of the earth ye must work,
The herbs of the field ye shall forever eat,
Until your ashes returns to the dirt.
BEHOLD, MAN HAS BECOME AS ONE OF US,
FROM TASTING THE FRUIT OF THE TREE,
LEST HE DRINK OF THE TREE OF LIFE,
FROM THE GARDEN HE MUST LEAVE.
FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN, MAN WAS BANNED,
WITH CHERUBIM’S TO GUARD FROM THE EAST,
NO LONGER WILL MAN TASTE THE FRUIT OF HIS GOD,
‘TIL HE RETURNS FROM THE BELLY OF THE BEAST!
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