The Serpent

No long winded introduction is needed for this one.


The Serpent

 In answer, to the serpent’s beckon,

that’s when, Eden fell.

and what, will be our serpent?

I reckon, time will tell.

 The serpent, is temptation,

and the promise, that it holds,

take this, you’ll like it, it’s okay,

is how it all unfolds.

 Wanting more, than what we have,

is human, it will say,

go ahead, and have your fill,

the fruit, is sweet today.

 But, the fruit, turns bitter,

and fills us all, with sorrow,

for what, we wanted, yesterday,

we’ll crave, all the more, tomorrow.

 Jack Downing

June 2009





About poemsandponderings

Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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One Response to The Serpent

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Fabulous, J!!! So true.

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