Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wishing for Eden

My bones ache, the dog barks,
there is a threat of rain,
I start wondering what today
would be like if Eve resisted

temptation in the Garden of Eden.

Would my body be young?
Would all creatures live in peace?
Would the weather be sunshine forever?

Whenever I yearn for Eden
I review the lessons I have learned
since our expulsion from Paradise.

I've learned to be grateful for the smallest favors,
to count my blessings on a daily basis,
to be glad this life is temporary and that heaven
awaits for those who endure
suffering with patience and love.

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