Adam's Rib

by Michael D Nalley   Sep 19, 2004

While Adam was in a divine deep sleep
The Creator took what He could reap
Close to the heart, deep in his chest
God took one bone and left the rest

Flesh of his flesh bone of his bone
Adam would no longer be alone
Eve would remain by his side
Even when they tried to hide

When God made Adam feel shame
He looked to his side to cast blame
But the Lord must have only seen one
The two made one knew what they had done

Adam would live by the sweat of his brow
Eve would endure the pain of birth somehow
The serpent would crawl forevermore
Things would not be like they were before

But one of the things would remain the same
Most will look to their side to cast the blame


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  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    This is a poem I thought I'd never read but wonderful all the same. Deep

  • 6 years ago

    by Dave

    Very good, im not a religous person but it goes much deeper and I can relate

  • 7 years ago

    by Robert Daniel Long

    I love this piece, so many time we take for granted the real reasons for toiling,....original sin!!!! great job, well penned

  • 7 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit


    a bit o' cosmic humor, eh?
    good show...'~)

    and, thanks for your kind response to 'mid-September'..

  • 8 years ago

    by ShIsAnA tHe OnE aNd OnLy

    No i take that back this is my favorite poem so far! i love the 1st and 2nd stanza 5.5

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