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Does the past really matter? Does it set you free? I’m absorbed in the sin, That is surrounding him and me. Lost in the curiosity, Cold to the touch. Drenched in the poison, With my dignity in his clutch. Feeling like I was cheated; I chose the evil instead of light. I traded in the sunshine, For what lurks in the night. I disobeyed his orders, I gave up security to be unsure. I went against the warnings, Gave into darkness instead of remaining pure. Once my bed was made of soft grass, But now it is made of stone. Was plump from all of the luscious fruit, Now I’m starving to the bone. My curse is one of circumstance. The punishment a crime, I’m stuck inside this dampened cave, For the rest of time. My world came crashing down, The grief has not subsided. My heart broke completely, When my sons collided. My misery a token, From the abandonment I earned. Upon the time spent in sorrow, There was a lesson to be learned. Have I found the moral? Only in time we shall see, For all I did was eat an apple- From the Knowledge tree.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 1/17/2015 7:33:00 PM
Excellent poem! This could be used in a classroom to teach poetry. Great build up holding the reader's attention right up to the surprise ending.
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Date: 10/4/2014 2:44:00 AM
Your moral is your struggle woman, your strife is the gift of a fierce and beautiful heart that screams to pump passion, a soul dieing to live. The pain in this spirit is so palpable Alyssa. This poem makes me want to fight for you. This is a FAV. J.A.B.
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Date: 10/3/2014 10:35:00 AM
Wow, you did an amazing job on this superb poem with a surprising end. I love what you did here, very brilliant. Congratulations on your HM Alyssa.
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Date: 10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM
Very clever write on the divine intervention theme Alyssa. congrats on your honourable mention:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/2/2014 5:29:00 AM
Nice write on divine intervention, Alyssa. congrats
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