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Banished
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By Gillena Cox
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Banished


 


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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