IN THE GARDEN

Written by: anne p. murray

Unclothed in the morning mist… 
In a garden paradise 
Man and woman walked naked - hand in hand 
Beautifully unbraided in the dawn of the aurora 
Created by the Master… 
The One and only One 
 
Their images opulent- in the clear silence of radiance 
Surrounded by beauty in His palatial gardens 
They stood in naked luster 
Born without blemish or stain 
Until the devil slid along beside them 
Burning their eyes with sin... 
And their bodes connected by rib and clay 
 
Satan silently roared his evil deceit… 
In his shameful hated ways staining forever... 
The color of life 
And the pale ghosts of the future... 
Which would be lost to his guileful diabolical ways 
 
But hope rings eternal… 
For God did not send us out among strangers
He provided us His ways 
To outsmart that imposturous angel
 And for us to blossom… 
In the dust of Adam and Eve’s lust