Questions endlessly come on endless days filled with endless toil in tilling hard earth,
My wandering mind wondering what it is we wanted so very much for such waste,
But, then, did we know better before embarking on the voyage of greater knowledge?
Could we have discerned the difference twixt good and evil with lack of discernment?
And yet you blamed us … you blamed me for destruction, death and damnation of all!
And do you expect me to forgive, when God is incapable of passing by one infraction?
Ah, but this is the consequence, that we should be ever cut off from your communion.
And this because I was fooled into folly, and my foolish husbandman, lighting the fire
That can never be quenched, with screams of humanity that can never be silenced!
And this because I plucked a pear and took a bite? Why not simply strike me down?
Why an ongoing, tedious torture of humanity in this life and damnation in the next?
Ah, but you no longer speak with me, answer, and no longer address me as daughter;
Though I cry to you as the only Father I’ve every known, but you’ve turned your back,
For lack of love, haven’t you? Now there’s only blood, sweat and tears in tilling earth…
And my endless questions…
5 thoughts on “Lamentation of Eve”
Hi Jonathan, how have you been?
Fairly well, and now I think I’m back online! I pray you have been doing well!
Hi Jonathan same question like Miriam where were you. Not heard from you for a long time. Hope all is well. Nice to see you with this deep and poignant poetry of yours. Too good. Take care and stay safe dear.
Ah, thank you. Well, I have been having health issues, but also have been attending school full-time, so I just haven’t been able to get to my blog! Hopefully, this is now changing! Thank you for asking and God bless!!!
Great to hear that, Jonathan. Please take care of your health dear and yes would love to read your poems. You are welcome always. God bless.