The Genesis Story in Rhyme: Part One


Taking a short break from writing my fifth novel ‘The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq,’ and having some fun with verse.




The Genesis Story in Rhyme: Part One

In the beginning there was nothing to keep
Until the Spirit brooded over the deep
No sun, no moon, or planet afar
Only harrowing darkness, so thick and bizarre

And when the heavens had been stretched
So too had the earth been etched
Light and darkness now released
Day one was finished and Father was pleased

Day two dawned at the Father’s hand
There was still much work for the Father’s command
The water divided above and below
He set the boundary where no water could flow
Morning and evening now had been
Another part to the creation scene

Dry land appeared above the sea
On Father’s creation day number three
Grass and herbs and trees to be found
Vegetation thrived and grew in the ground
Watered by springs, for them to bud
Rain came later at Noah’s flood
Father rubbed his hands with glee
Morning and evening, ay number three

No human was there to witness the sight
Watching the sun given its light
Or twinkling stars hung in the view
By a great hand, steady and true
Seasons abound now on the earth
Time has a measure and a worth
Day four has come to a pleasant end
Perfect creation is Father’s trend

Fish and the birds have their place
To swim and fly with perfect grace
Abundant in air and below the sea
Under man’s dominion their future must be
Day five closes according to plan
But every eye watches for the creation of man
The pinnacle and the desire of Father’s heart
Will have to wait for the next day’s art

Day six dawns with great expectation
Man is created for Father’s oblation
Animals released from the Creator’s hand
Graze on the grass with no fear of man
Every breed and kind has a mate
Multiplying on the earth at a critical rate

Formed from the dust and God-breathed in
The man was placed in the garden of Eden
He toiled in the forest and among the foliage
Forbidden to eat of the tree of knowledge
After which if the fruit entered him
Man would die for the knowledge of sin

The man was in Paradise, a lovely home
But the man was downcast, for he was alone
From bullock to bear they all had a mate
Except for the man, who was without a date
Father was aware of his troubled bid
And caused the man to sleep, removing a rib
At the same time he fashioned a frame
Then awoke the man to give her a name

Taken in by the beauty of Eve
This was a girl with whom he could cleave
He was so happy with Father’s new plan
And in his joy he called her woman
Now flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone
He was ecstatic and no longer alone
Day six is over and creation is blessed
And now Father commands a complete day of rest



The next part of the Genesis story in rhyme coming soon.

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Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has three loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); and writing adventure novels. He is the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, The Valley of Flowers; La Belle Suisse (co-authored with Dodie La Mirounette); Zero; Naive; and Brindabella's Prophet. His latest book, Apostate, is currently being researched and written - and you can follow the story along chapter by chapter as he writes in real time! Jack writes only to please Papa God and considers his writing a ministry, demanding nothing from the reader for his e-books. If you like Jack Dey’s books and would like to support his ministry, please consider praying for the team at Jack Dey and telling your friends about his titles. New books are written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.

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5 comments on “The Genesis Story in Rhyme: Part One
  1. recachu says:

    Great !!!


  2. CJ says:

    Love The secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse! Always good to have a book that’s hard to put down with a twist in the story!
    I gave your last book (Aunt Tabbie’s Wings) to a friend and she stayed up all night reading it and loved it! I think you’re on a roll! Keep them coming!


    • JackDey says:

      Always happy to hear your feed back, CJ.
      One of the greatest joys of being a story teller is to bring pleasure to your readers.
      Regards Jack


  3. Susan says:

    A lovely perspective – made me think again!!!!!


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