What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden Poem by Kim Barney

Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit

What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden

Rating: 4.6

God said Adam, What have you done?
Adam said, I'm not the only one!
The woman made me make a mistake.
Then Eve said, It was caused by the snake.
So the poor snake the blame did land on
Because he hadn't a leg to stand on.

What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: animals,eden,garden,humor,humorous,humour,life,snake
written 17 Dec 2015
Valsa George 29 December 2015

Yes, from the time of Adam and Eve, this blaming game has been on! Nobody wants to bear the blame, finally it is pushed on to someone defenseless! Though humorous in tone, you have stated a salient truth, Kim! I invite you to read my poem The Blaming Game on the very same topic!

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Wes Vogler 17 December 2015

das iss goot tee hee.....................................

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Savita Tyagi 20 December 2015

So the blame game goes around! Even today!

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Grace Jessen 20 December 2015

Clever light verse! Good work.

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Terry Craddock 09 October 2020

I wrote the poem 'Genesis Adam And Eve: A Snake In The Works', inspired by the poem 'What Really Happened In The Garden Of Eden', by the poet Kim Barney and dedicated to Kim Barney.

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Terry Craddock 07 December 2016

Wonderfully witty with the nailing of the snake with 'he hadn't a leg to stand on' and the blame game played in the original Genesis order of Adam to Eve to Snake. I wonder why God stuck a tree in the middle of a garden then told two innocent children not to eat from it, because children will be children, a perfect example of first time parenthood suffering the impact of inquisitive children getting into unimagined unforseen trouble, this time curiousity killed more than the cat :) 10+++

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Pamela Sinicrope 07 June 2016

Yes, this is a good interpretation of the story. I agree, that this is all a 'blame game.' I've enjoyed reading everyone's interpretation of the story...myself, Barry, Tom, and you too. Well done and pithy too! :) Thanks Kim.

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Tom Billsborough 07 June 2016

Yes like it Kim. My current puzzle is this. If God made them crawl on their stomachs as a punishment, what on earth were they doing before? Standing on their tails? I'm doing a series on it. This question will be tackled!

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Weldon Davis 22 January 2016

I agree with Valsa in the since of the buck being passed down the line onto something helpless and defenseless...And that's the danger of religious doctrine I feel...That we don't accept blame when it's ours or that we believe somethings are easily forgiven by just Giving it to god...Love the poem as always Kim and appreciate you reading and commenting on mine :)

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Kim Barney

I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit
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