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(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

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Paradise Lost

The dragons of Eden claw at my heart,
They give me no relief;
I agreed to this, and like a good slave
I pretend he's Adam and I'm Eve

I go through the motions, doing what I'm told,
I've a promise to fulfill;
But I can't continue this masquerade,
I'm tired, and I've lost the will

Lord, open the gate and let me leave,
Don't make me complete this task;
I have no love left to give this man,
I cannot do what you ask

Now the fruit on the tree is rotting,
The garden was never a delight;
I obeyed your laws as best I could -
Take this burden from me tonight

Forgive me, I can no longer serve you,
Banish me from this garden, O Lord;
Let me go to the one who owns my heart,
And Paradise will be restored!

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 02, 2013


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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/12/2014 6:55:00 AM)

    The poem is simply beautiful! 10/10.
    'Let me go to the one who owns my heart,
    And Paradise will be restored! ' - Humans think like this, God otherwise.

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  • Heather Wilkins (6/22/2013 4:45:00 PM)

    a lovely poem inspired by the garden of eden. nice work

  • Valerie Dohren (5/20/2013 1:05:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem Lora, a very clever and inspired write. Well done.

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