Were we doomed from the start?
Women were to be feared and thus
conquered and held under strict control.
After all, it was we who thoughtlessly
went against God’s commandment
not to eat from The Tree of Knowledge.
We’re responsible for the downfall of mankind–
opening the gateway to sin and hell.
All from that simple first act of giving
into temptation, we set our destiny.
Is this the reason for man’s dominion
over us–we needing their guidance?
Has the world’s karma been
carried on the backs of sinful women
since that fateful day in the garden?
When will we have finished paying off
this debt so the world can once again
abide in a state of love and innocence?
But wait, doesn’t our partner in
crime have to do some time?
My entry for Poetry Picnic Week 1 from The Gooseberry Garden–Adam and Eve http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/