Itai Oscar


That Old Serpent - Poem by Itai Oscar

That old serpent crawled into the Garden of Eden
crafting a plan at the back of his mind
he waited near the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
his eyes on the lookout

He heard the sound of dry leaves
being stepped upon as Eve was
gathering fruit in the
neighbourhood

With his sweet voice that used to
sing praises he sweet talked Eve
into disobedience
causing a collision with God Who relocated them

The old serpent slithered away on his belly since his legs had been
amputated
taking a glance eastward at the
Cherubims and a flaming sword
authority was now in his pocket

Over the years he has improved his cunning
every billboard now, carries a hidden sex message
every movie makes one drift into sex craze
every fashion statement reveals
more flesh than necessary
he wraps himself in sweetness
that triggers a strong desire to sin

Afterwards he turns back and accuses the victim
Be alert!
That old serpent is a deceiver.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013


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