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The Forbidden Fruit

Eve presents the fruit, the forbidden fruit A special unknown fruit from that one tree A fruit that God said one should never eat Then the snake came to shower the fruit free Nothing bad, he says, will come from eating God didn’t want the power to be known The snake explained that they would be as God Satan showed his ploy so well, he has sown We took the fruit and ate it and life changed We now have knowledge, of good and evil Pain and hatred also came along too All that is bad sure did come to reveal God cursed the snake, that of the devil’s tool But we must carry our sin for all time The curse from the first bite that we did eat And it wasn’t worth the pain we aligned God was quite disappointed with humans Hating to give us our just punishment But we were now found walking with figs on Ashamed of not doing God’s commandment To this day we are filled with sin each day Starting right from the first couple’s mistake Now we must wallow inside their bad choice Suffering the punishment we did make
Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:55:00 AM
    Beautifully capturing the FALL...The test failed...we suffer the consequences...But there is hope in the SON. Great write .. Thanks for your continued visits and support...

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:28:00 PM
    clever and thought provoking write, my friend

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 7:40:00 AM
    A unique way to tell the story Russell, enjoyed it this afternoon my friend. Hope you are doing good :) hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 3:46:00 AM
    And then came a man/God from Galilee...Thank you Jesus for Your coming to earth and being the Great Sacrifice..Enjoyed reading the story told in poetic form..It always amazes me that Eve ate and nothing happened no change..She did not run off going I'm naked but when Adam ate then both of their eyes were opened..Thanks for all your visits..Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Nicely written. We definitely do suffer because of their sinful act, but thankfully we have a Lord who even when we disobey he gives us beautiful things to experience: love, humor, passion, creativity, and friendship.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:07:00 AM
    I'd rather have been tempted by a pizza than an apple. Maybe I'm just different. =) You are quite right though in this writing, which was a very enjoyable read.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:23:00 AM
    but think of this, Russell. If Eve had not tasted that apple, where would all be today. NOT HERE. It was a good thing!!