VxPoem ID: 20696
Posted: March 23rd. 2006 6:34:14 AM
How Paradise Was Lost
by B. T. Newberg
Age Group: Adult
In search of the lover from her dream, God traveled long and far and wide in the world. Through this journey she discovered diseases, death, abusive people, selfish leaders, liars, cheats, maladies of all kinds, and those who slay and devour love to feed themselves. And God began to dispair.
Having on that same journey discovered great powers within herself, she made to withdraw from the world. Within herself she molded and crafted, stitched and sewed, until there existed a second world, as real as the first but more pure. Indeed it was as pure as she might conceive. In that world there was no death, no disease, no abusers, no selfish leaders, no liars, no cheats, no maladies of any kind, and none who slay and devour love to feed themselves. Rather, there was everlasting life, perfect health, people of mutual respect, benevolent leaders, tellers of truth, honest dealers, joys of every kind, and people who beget and nurture love for love's sake.
Best of all, there was in that second world a lover, alike to her dream in every dimension of both body and heart. The lover opened to her, and extended a hand to her. All that remained was to create a wall to seal that second world off from the first, and then to live there for all eternity.
God called upon her powers to create two creatures of clay to erect the wall. She set them working and then made to enter. But as she was on the verge she heard the cry of a lonely soul of earth, and looked back. At once, the two creatures completed the wall, and the second world was forever sealed against her.
Thus the world of paradise withdrew into itself, never to be heard from again in all eternity.
Author's Notes: As a Naturalistic Pagan, I believe in evidence. There is no evidence that deities and magic are "real" in the most literal sense, but they may yet be moving and powerful. These poems are a tribute to the inspiration of Pagan ways.
For more information on naturalism, see HumanisticPaganism.com.
Author's Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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