Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,418 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

In The Distant Past


In the distant past the waters did spread
and the raw earth came forth
and for some time everything on this world was free,

after the Spirit of the Lord hovered, gave life to everything,
covered the earth with grasses, seeds and each flower.
In the distant past the waters did spread

and a friend and acquaintance of man He was
when man was astounded by all of the marvels
and for some time everything on this world was free.

Tired Adam went to sleep on the soft grass
and wondered if there was a better half for him?
In the distant past the waters did spread

but the evil dragon envied man,
did disguised himself as a talking snake
and for some time everything on this world was free,

but the words of the snake stayed with the woman
and her choice led to old age and death.
In the distant past the waters did spread
and for some time everything on this world was free.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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