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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Garden (09/07/06)

TITLE: SNAKE IN MY GARDEN
By Verna Cole Mitchell
09/09/06


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SNAKE IN MY GARDEN

In the beautiful garden God planted
Lived Adam with rib-wife, Eve.
When that old snake appeared to her,
I wish she had told him to leave.

Imagine hard work without sweating
Or childbirth without any pain,
Just time to look forward in every day
To walk with the Lord again.

But how do I dare to point finger at Eve
And to lay upon her all the blame
When that same snake has come to me,
And Iíve listened; so much to my shame!

Heís suggested that I ought to tell a lie,
A little white lie, to be sure,
But any untruth that I may speak
Can keep me from being pure.

Heís urged me to hold in my heart
Thoughts of jealousy, anger, or pride,
And the truth, though I hate to admit it,
Is that sometimes Iíve kept them inside.

But though thereís a snake in my garden
Who brings me temptation each day,
The Lord God is always beside me
And washes my sins all away.


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Donna Haug09/14/06
I enjoyed this poem. The truth is clear and well thought out. The rhythm was a little shaky but I still enjoyed reading it.
Jan Ross09/16/06
Enjoyable! Your meter and rhythm was a bit off, but the poem itself was very enjoyable. Good work! :)
Marilyn Schnepp 09/16/06
Some verses were "off" a bit, but I enjoyed the read, and the creativity. The message rings loud and clear...the snake is still alive today, for inside of me I still harbor animosity towards Eve (loved your rib-wife Eve)for her weakness in getting us into mess of sin & death. But, I too, fall short and should not point fingers. Nicely done. Kudos.
david grant09/19/06
One of Dav's Favs this week.
Jacquelyn Horne07/18/07
Oh! I really like this. It is so true of us all.