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By Gillena Cox
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From the earth was fashioned,

From the likeness of God, the man;


And the breath of life,

Breathed into him.


From Adam's rib,

Was fashioned,

A helpmate called the woman;


And the breath of life,

Breathed into her.



The garden, their paradise given

There to live in,

To have of fruit with exception.


But the two they fell,

Into a trap laid well,

By the wiley wiley deceiver;

Clever clever he;


Approached the woman,

Knowing she, was held high

In esteem by her man;


With skillful debate

Was she baited, she ate;

Then she to the man to sate


Tasted of the fruit forbidden,

From their eyes, veiled

Innocence slipped;


Exposing to them at the hip,

Their loins in full nakedness,

Which they taught to cover

With leaves.


From the Lord God ever,

There is no hiding;

He knew of their deeds.


 His compassion meted them,

Garments made of skins;

His wrath, banishment

With statuses new defined;


So then the woman,

By Adam, was named Eve;

Fitting her function given

By The Lord God; child bearer.


Banished then, and sent ,

Out from their garden home;

They went;

Wanderers for a new home.


Then Adam slept with his wife

Eve; child bearer.



Banished  © gillena cox 2009



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Submitted: Sunday, January 11, 2009

Last Updated: Sunday, January 11, 2009

About the Poet
I live in Trinidad of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; a multi ethnic, multi religious society. I write poetry for the sheer joy of crafting my feelings, my emotions my thoughts. I enjoy the challenge of abstraction in writing haiku. Married to Anthony Cox in 1971; we have a daughter Yanda and a son Khama. I was born in 1950 First grandchild: a grand-daughter born October 2012 My profile is a 2013 photo (poet bio updated 2013)

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