Genesis in Rhyme continuing: Part two

G’day

More fun with verse. But after this one I’ll have to get back to writing ‘The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq’, my fifth novel.

Now Adam and Eve were naked all right
Some scholars believe they were clothed in light
Nobody knows for sure to claim
But the man and his wife felt no shame
In the paradise that Father created
All was perfect and man was elated
Walking closely in Father’s fraternity
Adam and Eve would live for eternity

But out of the wood the serpent came
Crafty above all the created game
Envious of the Father’s plan
To make him subservient to the created man

Lucifer was the serpent’s name
Beautiful beyond any angel’s fame
Magnificent made, in every part
But the creature, had an obstinate heart
Desiring to be, in place of God
And rule the Heavens with an iron rod
For his shameful, arrogant distrust
Out of God’s presence he was thrust

The battle raged at Michael’s hand
With a third of the angels, in Lucifer’s band
They too were convinced to rebel
Confined in the end to the Father’s hell
No longer allowed in their heavenly home
Banished to the earth, the creatures roamed
Bruised and tormented by their plight
Hatred and revenge blinded their sight

Consumed with malice beyond reprieve
Lucifer hated Adam and Eve
He had no share in heaven’s delight
Nor would they, before the night
He slithered over to beautiful Eve
To cast his lies and make her believe
Forbidden fruit is good to the taste
But surely, their lives they wouldn’t waste

Rattled by the convincing spin
Poor old Eve was taken in
Though she tried to correct his lie
The knowledge tree caught her eye
More and more the deceiver abused
And Eve was getting more confused
Caught up in the serpent’s fray
Pondering whether; Did God say?

Although her husband heard the feat
And knew the fruit they must not eat
The serpent’s words had gained her trust
Convincing Eve to fulfil her lust
She took the fruit, consumed with mystery
Then the bite, that changed all history
The fruit indeed was full of vim
And Adam joined her in her sin

Their eyes were opened to something sacred
Now realising, they were completely naked
In the aisles of scholarly fight
Some believe they had lost their light
In an effort to bury their shame
They placed fig leaves against their frame
And knowing soon the Father’s stride
Adam and Eve looked to hide

Now Father knew of their disturbing fall
And they confirmed it, when they hid from his call
Where are you? He cried to the man
Knowing full well of his treacherous plan
I heard you coming and I was afraid
Hoping that Eve would come to his aid
And in the absence of her voice
Adam was left with a disturbing choice
A lie would be smooth, but the truth was acrid
I hid because I knew I was naked

Who told you, you were bare?
But the Father knew of the fowler’s snare
Have you eaten of the forbidden drupe?
And who has led you into this dupe?
Adam winced at Eve’s disclaim
Letting him, take all the blame
For it was the woman You gave to me
I ate the fruit she offered, see
But Eve was not to lose this game
And laid it all on Lucifer’s name
The serpent convinced me to take and eat
It is he, who should face the Father’s heat

The serpent smiled at the Father’s verse
But wasn’t expecting the Father’s curse
Because of your deceit and villainous distrust
You and your descendants will crawl in the dust
And the woman’s seed, will crush your head
Screaming with fear, until you are dead
But trying to defend your lying spiel
You will strike at the woman’s heel

And of the woman the Father refrained
In childbirth you will be greatly pained
Your longing will be for the created man
But he will rule you with a strong hand
Then to the man his ire did stew
Cursed is the ground because of you
Working the fields by the sweat of your brow
Backbreaking toil at the hand of the plough
Good grain planted in every ploughed race
But weed and thistle will grow in its place

The Father sorrowed to the point of a bawl
Knowing full well, they had chosen the fall
The Garden of Eden is Father’s perfect place
And nothing imperfect can look on His face
So the Lord God made garments of game
In place of their fig leaves, to cover their shame
Now that knowledge dwelt within
Adam and Eve were infected by sin

For in Father’s garden a tree stands astute
Eternal life exists, contained in its fruit
But of this crop they never will try
For by their actions, they now will die
And Father completed his painful thrust
Because of their sin they return to dust
Banished for breaking the Father’s command
A cherubim now guards the Father’s land

Through the millennia and born of sin
We are Adam and Eve’s far distant kin
They were perfect at the start
And do you think, with your imperfect heart
You could have done it, any other way
Or maybe it would be me, that caused mankind’s fray

The Father knows it, all too well
Without Him, we are bound for hell
Perfection is a harrowing feat
Without Father, no man can meet
Looking at man through perfect sight
All He can see is sin’s deadly blight
He needed a means to rescue man
So entered His Son, into His plan

Onto the Earth, Jesus was sent
To offer the way, to circumvent
God gave His best and not the dross
And Jesus died upon the cross
His perfect blood could cover each man
Offering the only way, for Father’s plan
Three days later was Jesus’ resurrection
Clearing away man’s insurrection
Looking now down at each man’s plight
Father saw man in a different sight
For those who have accepted the Saviour’s right
Are seen by the Father in a perfect light

Through the bravery of the Son
You and Father, can now be one
Choose to return to the Garden of Eden
The Eternal Life tree, for you is pleading
It’s easy now for you to come
By bowing your will and accepting His Son.

More verse at a later time.

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Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has four loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); writing adventure novels; and the Sand Flea. La Belle Suisse is Jack's seventh novel. He is also the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq and The Valley of Flowers. As this book goes to publishing his new novel, Zero, is being written and is soon to be released. 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 other titles. New books are constantly being written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.

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