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The Tree of Knowledge

The Tree of knowledge (purportedly) of good and evil. 
He had exacted from mankind the reasonable pledge:
Not to ever partake of it and to act in all things civil - 
the Tree of knowledge.

In our own spiraling downfall, from the past we dredge 
a wealth of experience to fashion our reasons on the anvil.
When confronted with the facets of truth, we tend to hedge.

The division between man and woman in superiority, is drivel.  
We are reliant, like the roots and the blades of the sedge.
Good and evil in each of us, are around which all things swivel:
the Tree of Knowledge.

Poetry form: Roundel 
Example of Paradise Lost... See my contest by this name posted on PS.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 10:27:00 AM
    You have written an excellent poem on a difficult theme and in a strict form Double kudos dear,Su. Wind to your wings SuZ

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 4/29/2013 2:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Suz. I enjoy a challenge and usually would not set a task (re the contest) if I have not attempted it myself first. Lovem Su