Eve's Choice

by Frenchy 13 Replies latest social entertainment

  • Frenchy

    Okay, I'm interested in what you girls, especially, think of this:

    Ah, now I know of fair Eve's plight
    Of the toil and turmoil in her troubled mind
    Of how when she first upon that fruit cast her eye
    And dared to long for what was denied

    What a price fair Eve paid for that which she sought
    To know good and bad with her life the answer she bought
    And in the end what she did receive or so thought
    Of no avail proved to be for all came to naught

    But would she have longed for and craved to bite
    That fair fruit so round, so red, so bright
    Had that succulent morsel to her been not denied
    And that to eat of it had been her right

    Had she waited for that fateful fruit to fall
    Perhaps she would not have sinned at all
    And so prompt God on her to call
    And pronounce the sentence that condemned us all

    How that one act of desire did bring her pain
    And how great the lost she could never regain
    Of life eternal under God's reign
    Condemned to a life of anguish and pain

    Gone was the garden bathed in God's light
    Where the scent of jasmine clothed the night
    Of singing birds, the morning's delight
    Never to be recalled, try as she might

    Gone the music of heaven's wind in the trees
    Lost forever worry less peace
    And with these, sweet innocence
    All gone in a moment so fleet

    Ah, sweet Eve, mother of us all
    I wish I could upon your essence call
    And ask of you and you would tell
    Of that moment of that great fall

    Yes, I would solemnly ask of you
    Knowing full well what you were about to do
    Of the consequences that would befall you
    Still your heart's desire you did pursue

    An act for which you would be reviled
    For all eternity mankind would you deride
    And foolish you would remain in their eyes
    For an act so brash, so wicked, so vile

    Yet I see you not as foolish or vain
    Not after wanton, selfish gain
    But bent on what you must attain
    Then bear in silence your pain

    For what was done and then called sin
    Though the story of that fabled garden
    Speaks of only you and Adam
    There must have dwelt therein

    Yet one more though unnamed
    Who somehow to your heart lay claim
    For what woman would bear such pain
    For anything less to gain

    So with the love your heart was smitten
    And in the quiet corners of that garden
    You did meet, in corridors well hidden
    And consummated your love, the thing forbidden.

    What became of him we shall never know
    Of how he came or means by which he had to go
    Banished to some deep, dark, bottomless hold
    Or sentenced to the eternal pits far below

    Banished forever by the eternal powers divine
    Forced to flee and to leave behind
    The woman for whom his heart would forever pine
    For he, too, relinquished the garden divine

    Ah, so much lost for a moment so fleet
    Two lives forever changed when they chanced to meet
    But what fires burned in that instant so sweet
    And with it thereby made mind and heart replete

    And so now, fair Eve, I would ask of you
    For all the years of anguish that did befall you
    For that one taste of love, wild, free, and true
    Given the chance again, fair lady, what would you do?
    by Frenchy

    Edited by - Frenchy on 4 June 2000 10:30:38

    Edited by - Frenchy on 4 June 2000 10:31:19

  • Seven

    Frenchy, In the first place there had to be trouble in paradise concerning Eve's relationship with Adam. I think she did what she did out of desperation after trying who knows how long to please this obtuse creature who was to be her mate. They were incompatable and she was bored. She knew that they were to be together for all eternity and took the only way out. So whether it was an apple or someone else on the side she knew this was finally going to get his attention. It got his attention and the rest is history. Given a second chance she'd do it all over again. Mankind can speak of Eve as harshly as they want but did they ever take a moment to question why she really did what she did?

  • Simon

    Wasn't Eve actually deceived. After all, she wouldn't have had the social skills or knowledge of being lied to etc...
    Adam chose to support his wife and stick with her - nowadays he'd be appauded for doing this.
    All the suffering that mankind has had to endure seems SO over the top as punishment.
    Why couldn't Jehovah have just forgiven them ?

  • Frenchy

    Seven, I believe that you're right in saying that Eve was not satisfied. For whatever the reason, she felt that she needed something else.

    Simon, I have often thought about that myself. Considering all that has happened and is still happening it does appear to be a little much to me.

    Anyway, I've come to the conclusion that we have not been told the whole of what happened there. There are a lot of key pieces missing.

  • waiting

    Hi guys,

    Personally, I really don't see anything wrong with the argument that he should have killed them and started another pair. He could have just told the angels that Adam & Eve were obviously flawed in their own thinking - it was surely not his fault that they put to much emphasis on that fruit.

    What would have been wrong with being the children of John & Mary, Milo & Keisha, Burt & Elaine.......... The way I see it, just different parents - and I would have loved to have different parents ('course, that goes for all teenagers too).

    My new quote book: "In a world without men, there would be no crime and a lot of fat happy women."
    Nicole Hollander

    "The roses and raptures of vice are damned uncomfortable as you will soon find out. You have to get into such ridiculous positions."

    John Mortimer

    And for our Resident Poet:

    "God created the Poet and then took a handful of the rubbish that was left and made three critics."

    T. J. Thomas

  • RedhorseWoman

    Adam and Eve....the Edsels of Mesopotamia.

    I always wondered why the design wasn't scrapped and begun again. It definitely would have avoided a lot of hassle.

  • Frenchy

    "....the Edsels of Mesopotamia" I believe there is more truth in that than first meets the eye! I like that phrase...

  • Simon

    Can someone explain what / who 'Edsels' are to a poor Brit ??

  • RedhorseWoman

    Oh, Simon, sorry. Back in the 50's, Ford Motor Company came out with a car named after Edsel Ford, the owner's son.

    This car had every gimmick in the book, including a push-button automatic transmission (I think that's right...do you remember, Frenchy?).

    It was supposed to be the "car of the future", but it just didn't catch on. There were a lot of glitches and the foolish things never ran properly. They didn't sell many, and production on the car was stopped shortly after they rolled off the production line.

    They had a huge E embedded in a decorative front grill....just WAY too much for the times.

  • Frenchy

    That's right. It has come to symbolize great fiascoes. The Edsel has become the American symbol for something that goes wrong and goes wrong in a big way!

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