Lost Eden

When Eve upon the first of Men
The apple press’d with specious cant
Oh! What a thousand pities then
That Adam was not Adamant!”

– fr. A Reflection, Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845),
British poet and humorist

LOST EDEN
(Allegory on Eve’s Temptation)

garden Eden lies somewhere,
abandoned,
with a blanket of thick grass
and a petrified apple tree.

the Serpent (immortal) still haunts
the once great garden green,
slithering with a clever grin,
celebrating a haughty win.

no trace of Adam can be seen
but persistent mushrooms seem
to echo his whining and whimpering
when he was punished and banished
from the lushness of the land.

it appears that Eve left the garden
with heart so heavy a burden,
that her footsteps etched deep footprints,
now fossilized on the ground.

because of one apple*, the gods cancelled
a grand estate development project
to transform the earth into
a flawless landscape, for man.

now, Eden,
the origin of the original sin
is forgotten; for rotten apple
is being savored to this day
by couples

(descendants of Adam and Eve).

yes, Eden is lost!

– between
an Adam and an Eve
is an apple.

– between
man and woman
is temptation.

– between
rebel and robot
is reason.

(c) 2005 Chito L. Aguilar
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* “In Eden, the ‘Custodial gods’ made it a sin to eat of the fruit. The fruit is an apple and it is symbolic for a certain kind of knowledge.  To help keep Man away from that knowledge, they taught that if Man learned it he would die. ‘Why should learning knowledge be a sin (the original sin)?’  The Elite (Elohim) didn’t want Man to learn that knowledge.  Knowledge that when studied, leads to the realization that earth is a prison where spiritual beings can get trapped and that unless they study this knowledge they would be forever controlled by evil and never be free.   Freedom is something they do not want you to have that is why they designed an education system that produces individuals who all think the same way.  It is much easier for them to control a robot than it is to control a rebel.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer, inspired by, The gods of Eden of William Bramley

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