Eden Lost

It all sprang
from the Big Bang
when nature sang
to the music of silence.
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It was risky of God
to form from the sod
a miniature god
a bit like himself,
only smaller,
not taller.
That was Adam,
then Eve.
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Full of conceit
they practised deceit.
Fell out with their Maker.
Both doomed to hard labour.
Expelled from the garden.
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Their progeny grew
out of sync
with the link
to their nature.
Deafened music with speech,
grasped power to outreach
the intent of their Maker.
Now towering pride
thought them taller,
not smaller.
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At last they feel able
to scorn Eden
                  for Babel.