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A Slight Improvement

Genesis 1:27 
God creates male and female


A Slight Improvement

All it took was one rib,
Adam wouldn’t miss it.
Look what he gained.

At first sight, he uttered
an ancient word the equivalent 
of the modern, “Wow!”

From the best use of a rib
of all time, came a creature
capable of charm, seduction,
procreation, gentleness, envy,
love, virtue, loyalty, jealousy,
deceit, and an affinity for salt.

Though she came from man,
she seeks always to best him,
and considers herself superior
in every way. After all, she has
that extra rib.

First Appeared in Galaxy of Verse.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 6/29/2016 2:55:00 PM
To muster ahead is only possible by full mating of charges, encryption for eternal humanity
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Cona Adams
Date: 6/30/2016 7:48:00 AM
Thanks for the visit, Samiha Zubair. Much appreciated. Blessings to you.
Date: 4/27/2016 3:41:00 AM
This cracked me up Cona. I laughed all the way through it! Thank you for ending my night online with such humor. I am faving this beauty! It is so great to see a new post from you. I have missed you! #7 ; )
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Cona Adams
Date: 4/27/2016 6:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie. Your visit made my day. I have been busy writing a memoir. I have 38 chapters written, and over 36,000 words (so far). The title is "Sharecropper's Daughter." I have a target date for publication: May of 2017. Hubby and I just returned on Friday from the annual Lucidity Poetry Retreat in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Great fun!
Date: 3/23/2016 5:15:00 PM
I am women, hear me roar! Great writing, Cona. Thank you for sharing. Elaine
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Cona Adams
Date: 3/24/2016 10:16:00 AM
Thank you, Elaine. Often I write quick poems in response to contest category requirements. This one was in response to one calling for a poem about a rib or ribs. I'm glad God has a sense of humor, or else I might be in trouble. Your visit is always appreciated. Have a blessed Easter!
Date: 3/21/2016 8:54:00 AM
- A great poem, Cona - I wish you a lovely Easter :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Cona Adams
Date: 3/21/2016 1:07:00 PM
Thank you, Anne Lise. And a wish for a wonderful Easter for you as well. Blessings.
Date: 3/21/2016 6:31:00 AM
Thanks for all those gifts, including the extra rib.
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Cona Adams
Date: 3/21/2016 8:02:00 AM
Thank you, Gerald, for the visit to read. A bit of humor is always a gift. Laughing is one of life's special gifts. All the best to you!
Date: 3/20/2016 3:48:00 PM
cona, it's great to see a poem of yours here again. i have missed reading your work! this is delightful...
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Cona Adams
Date: 3/20/2016 3:51:00 PM
Thank you, Ilene. Nice to hear from you. Thanks for reading and commenting. All the best to you.
Date: 3/20/2016 10:06:00 AM
Nice write for this Sunday morning!
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Cona Adams
Date: 3/20/2016 3:52:00 PM
Thank you, Robert for visiting to read. Your comment is much appreciated. Blessings.