Albert George Vinny
Nevers Yonder Field - Poem by Albert George Vinny
'Nevers Yonder Field'
The Lord God above did form the man,
and said the earth was good
and in the secret garden
both he and God once stood..
but Adam sought to view the Lord
and look upon his face,
this did indeed displease the God..
soon beget the fall from grace...
The God did speak unto another
as Adam stood alone:
'He has become as Gods, like us.'
the mans own thoughts had shown..
he sought to see the shining face
that none with flesh to see..
and, in all this, the God had known
his thoughts and what he be..
So, God then said, 'It is not good
the man be alone', as Adam stood.
He fashioned woman from his bone
he made her fair, Adams ideal mate..well known...
But she met another near the tree
and was beguiled..
and he...upon one knee
he spoke of things beyond the God,
beyond the man, his nostrils filled with sod..
His sole intent: to free the girl,
to free the man, his vision of the world...
The Gods spoken words were like a maze...
he had worked so hard for so many days..
this lowly serpent
had drew her in,
her eyes were closed,
but soon opened again..
And to the last, this story told,
to man and woman..
the child they hold.
And all of this, God did to him
in a deep sleep, the man, and within his slumber..them.
For Gods own word verify this be true:
'Thou shalt not kill',
nor I, nor you..
and how the Gods own command be upheld?
this long sleep of Adam
insure that: in dreams,
none could possibly be felled.
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