Adam and Eve they had sexual relations
For at least one of God's commands they did give affirmation
Eve became pregnant and gave birth to a son
Life was born, here comes the fun!
They called him Cain
She said from out of my pain
With the help of the Lord God
I have given birth to a little sod
Later on with Cain still shorter than a table
She gave birth to another and called him Abel
Now Abel was a man who looked after the flocks
Cain worked the soil, toiling amongst the rocks
After a while Cain grabbed some random bits of fruit
Offered it to the Lord, like he held him in disrepute
Abel took fat portions from the first born of his flock
He gave the best; God was not someone he wanted to mock
So God looked at Abel and his offering with ardour
But to Cain and his offering he looked with dis-favour
So Cain was very angry, his face a black cloud
Covered in rage like a death shroud
So God spoke to Cain and was pretty frank
This after all was discipline, not a think-tank
Why are you so angry, your face so dark?
If you do what is right won't you hit my mark?
But if you don't do what I set as the benchmark
Sin will crouch at your door, like a great white shark
Wanting to control you, so the choice is pretty stark
Control it's bite is worse than its bark
If you don't do it, your life will have no spark
And you will end up in a place that is forever dark
Cain then said to his brother Abel, hey let's take a stroll
Over yonder there by that grassy knoll
While they were in the fields Cain achieved his goal
Attacked Abel killed him and threw him in a hole
So God said to Cain please tell me where is your brother Abel
I'm sure you can tell me, I'm sure you're able
Cain replied, Sorry God you know I'm a heavy sleeper
What am I, am I my brother's keeper?
God didn't let Cain off the hook
In fact at him, he threw the whole book
Your brother's blood cries out from under the earth
To the place where you gave his body a berth
So you are under a curse, driven from this land
From which you murdered Abel with your own hand
You won't be able to grow a crop
Every time you try it will just flop
So you will roam the world a restless wandering soul
The rest of your life counting sin's toll
Cain was aghast
God, not so fast
This punishment I fear
Is so much more than I could ever bear
I'm driven from this land
Away from under your hand
I will wander the world like a restless flea
Whoever sees me they will surely kill me!
But God was pretty adamant
That he said is not the right sentiment
For whoever kills you, will suffer like leaven
Not merely like you but multiplied by seven
So God put a mark on Cain
So no one would kill him for gain
But rather just leave him in his shame and pain
So Cain departed from being under God's hand
Into Nod, east of Eden, he lived in this land.
Cain was with his wife and had sex with her
And she became pregnant we can concur
She had a baby and he was named Enoch
He was the new kid on the block
Cain was so excited, he built a city round the clock
And named it Enoch, after the first of his flock
Enoch then had a son, which was not too bad
He decided to name his little boy the name Irad
Irad became a dad as well
And named his son Mehujael
Mehujael became a dad, the family line he did not fail
He named his son Methushael
Methushael took to the parenting trek
Had a son, named him Lamech.
Lamech married two women, one was called Adah
The other wife, she was named Zillah.
Adah gave birth to a boy named Jabal
He was the father of those who lived in tents, and raised livestock, rather reminiscent of his descendant Abel
He had a brother Jubal was his name
The father of those who made music their game
Who played stringed instruments and pipes
Music in its original form, no gripes and no hype
Zillah also had a son Tubal-Cain was his name
Forging tools of bronze and iron was the name of his game
Tubal-Cain had a sister as well
Naamah was the name of this belle
Lamech gave a speech to his two wives
Listen to me with your whole lives
I killed a man who wounded me
He injured me don't you see
If Cain was to be avenged by God times seven
Then for me it will be times seventy seven
Adam had sexual relations with his wife once again
To try and replace Abel and his pain
She gave birth to a boy and called him Seth
God gave me a boy to replace Abel who Cain took to his death
Seth grew and in time had a son
Named him Enosh and so his family line begun
At that time people began to use well their words
They began to cry out and call upon the name of the Lord
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Of all the animals and creatures that God had made
The snake was the craftiest the one that could persuade
He spoke to the woman in his cunning way
Starting by bringing in doubt, “Did God really say…?”
So he said to Eve, Did God really say
You must not eat from any tree in this majestic display?
Anything at all in this garden, it sounds like a harsh way?
Eve conversed with the serpent, telling him her story
Making it sound like she was reading an inventory
We can eat any fruit off any tree
That's plain can't you see
But of course there is that one
God said that it's not fun
He said don't eat from the tree in the middle of the garden
Don't even touch it, there is no pardon
Don't do it I'm telling you why
Cos if you do you will surely die
This crafty serpent, scoffed and mocked
And the word of God he just knocked
You won't die, you won't fry
You will be like God, just like him
You will go from a life that is dim and grim
To a life full of vim and have knowledge to the brim!
You will know the truth
Good and evil revealed, no more will you have to be a sleuth
So Eve she looked at this fruit, and saw it looked fantastic
It was good for food, not made of plastic
It looked great to the eye
Gave her a visual high
It also looked like it could make you wise
It was truly a majestic prize!
She took some of the fruit and had herself a feed
Then gave some to Adam, who was there, (silent indeed)
He made a crunch
And had a munch
Not even a doubt
Or a don't do it to shout!
With a whimper he ate
And was consigned to his fate
As they both realised the truth that opened the door
Their eyes were opened and they saw each others flaws
The concept of nudity
Was revealed in its crudity
Of clothes quickly made
Their feelings they tried to evade
From fig leaves, covering the body
Not looking grand, but rather shoddy
None of this doing did eliminate their frowns
As on top of their heads rested rebellion's crown
Then Adam and Eve heard the sound of feet
That once to them would have been so sweet
Now it had them totally beat
Where once seeing God gave them total joy
Now it made them scared stiff and looking for a decoy
The Lord God was taking a stroll, in the cool of the day
Through the beautiful garden, as was his way
Adam and Eve hid behind a tree
As if from their creator they could flee
But the Lord God was having none of this
He shouted out a call Adam couldn't miss
Adam, Adam, where are you?
Adam squeaked out an ineffectual reply
I heard you walking and I was scared and I'm telling you why
I realised I was naked
And you are totally sacred
So to this tree
I did flee
And I'm hiding
Because in your presence I can't be abiding
God asked the question that needed to be asked
Ripped away the words, telling Adam to become unmasked
Who told you these words?
You are naked? From whom have you heard?
You didn't break that one single rule
To which I told you would make you a fool?
Did you eat from that tree, that's not cool?
Adam was ready with his excuse
Like a speech bubble full of dead refuse
It was that woman you gave me
Before she came I didn't go near this tree
She gave me this fruit
She said it was better than loot
I mean I ate it, not a lot, just a little bit
I mean she pressured me, I was really feeling it
God turned to Eve, who was looking a little frazzled
God's awesome glory tends to leave one bedazzled
Especially when you know you have done wrong
The silence right then must have felt so long
So she did what Adam did, with clarity of thought
Blamed someone else, in an effort not to be caught
Hey you put that creeping serpent here
He tricked me made me full of this fear
I had no choice really to make
I ate but only because that serpent was a fake
So God started with the serpent, the crafty snake
Who totally knew what was now at stake
He had not spoken a word, he was totally silent
He knew God's judgment was potentially violent
You are cursed above all the other animals
You will crawl on your belly, like the lowest of criminals
All the days of your life, you will eat dust
In you no one will ever put their trust
Between you and the woman their will be hatred and strife
And to her offspring, the one she gives his life
And he is going to smash your head
Like you were dead
You will bruise his heel
A wound we will all feel
To the woman he spoke
Now this is no joke
You will have much pain when you give birth
It will be severe an absence of mirth
You will long to be like your husband
But that wish will be continually bludgeoned
As he rules over you
There will be no coup
Finally he turned to Adam, who was looking to the ground
His rebellion and sin had been found
He said you listened to your wife
Now you will have trouble and strife
You ate from the tree
You are no longer free
Now the ground that you need to grow your food
Is cursed and rocky, difficult to find something to extrude
You will eat from it but it won't be easy
Hard work and toil will make you more than queasy
There will be thorns and thistles
Taking away your happy whistles
And by the sweat on your forehead
You will eat your food until you are dead
You were formed from a pile of dust
And you will return as an old crust
That's not a maybe, no that is a must
Adam named his wife Eve
Not Hildegarde, Mavis or even Steve
He said this name to you I am giving
Because you will be the mother of all living
So God made them something to wear
Garments of skin, because he is very fair
God said now man has become one like us
Knowing good and evil, it could get sus
We can't now let him eat from the tree of life
Or there will be nothing but trouble and strife
He must not be allowed to live forever
In his current state, that will be never
So God kicked him out from the garden of paradise
He said you can't live here – it's just no dice
So God placed a bouncer to the gardens gate
On the east side, a cherubim, stronger than a steel plate
He had with him a flaming sword
Blocking any access to the tree of life's reward
Sunday, February 13, 2011
So the heavens and the earth
Were more just than given birth
They were replete, totally complete,
Yes indeed, it was a monumental feat.
So it was day seven
And God said like a little taste of heaven
Will I make this day
This after all is my way
My work is done,
Let's have some fun.
This is not a test,
It's time for some rest.
So God said to day Seven,
Give everyone a taste of heaven
For you are a holy day,
Because on you it was in rest that I did stay.
So that my friend is creation's song.
To not be reflecting on this, well that be just plain wrong
So now I'm going to tell you the story again,
So it may just stick into your brain.
This is the story of the heavens and the earth,
How God created them and gave them birth,
Listen up now and hear the words
Block you ears and you be just nerds.
This was when there were no shrubs, no plants,
The earth she be barren, empty even of ants.
This was because God had never sent rain
And there was no one to work the plain.
But from another source water was found of course
Streams came from out of the earths crust,
Watering the ground, bringing life to dry dust
Then God, the Lord of Heaven and earth,
Created something of great worth,
He formed a man from a handful of mere dust,
And into this sculpture, his life giving breath he thrust.
And awake, alive,
A being did rise.
From the hand and breath of God man was created, made,
He was mere dust but with the ultimate upgrade.
Now God had himself the best place on the planet,
A garden of beauty and full of life not made of granite.
He called it
, and it was in the East, Eden
It was a place to rest, to love God, to live life and in it feast.
The Lord God, he made the garden a visual delight,
With trees that were perfect to see, and full of fruit to bite.
Smack bang in the centre of it all.
Two trees stood very proud and very tall,
One of these was the tree of life,
The other was destined to cause more strife
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil its name
It is known well and has its share of fame.
There was a river flowing from out of
Twisting its way through the garden,
Into four ways it did split,
The water to its course did submit.
The first was the Pishon, winding through the
, land of Havilah
Located there be gold, oh year bring on the moolah.
The gold in that place be really grand,
You want to touch it, grab it with your hand.
Onyx is also all about,
In good supply there is no doubt.
The second then was Gihon, it winds its way through
There's plenty of time, you can just float, no need to push.
The third is the
Tigris, running on the east of Ashur,
Running quite quickly through, a bit of a dasher
The fourth river, the one which is listed last,
Euphrates, arguably the best known of this cast
God took the man he had made,
Put him in the garden where he then stayed.
God said to him,
With surely a little grin,
Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's off to work you go,
And he explained the rules all just so.
Look after this place,
Be good to this space,
Eat from any tree you like,
This is not the place for a hunger strike
The Fruit it's all yours,
With the exception of the one, that will cause wars.
I'm talking about the tree with the knowledge of good and evil,
It's about as good for you as feasting on a decomposed weevil.
Don't go there, don't eat it. Not even for a snack,
Or your life will be over, from that there is no coming back.
You will not be sitting resting forever in the sweet by and by,
My friend, have no doubt, you will surely die.
Now God said, this is not so good,
For this man to be alone, that's understood,
So I will make someone for him,
To be his soul mate his helper, for the win,
So from out of the ground God made animals wild,
And birds, to fly in the sky, to glide.
He took them to the man,
And said here's the plan.
Name these, tell me what you think they should be called
Whatever you say, that name will be installed.
Let's get chillin’ with Dylan:-
So man, gave names to all the animals,
In the beginning, in the beginning,
Man gave names to all the animals,
In the beginning, long time ago.
But for Adam, by the way the man's actual name,
Being the first man, was his claim to fame,
For him, of all the creatures from the ground,
Not a single soul mate could be found.
So God made Adam have a deep sleep,
And from out of him, a rib he did keep,
He closed up the hole,
And made it whole,
And made a woman from the rib,
And took her to Adam's crib
Adam could have had a nasty fright,
But no way, he was filled with delight,
You and me may have said Hubba Hubba!!
But Adam was more eloquent learning from his Abba.
Adam said she's part of me, my bones my flesh,
When we are together we will mesh,
She will be called woman,
Cos she came out of man
So if you ever wondered why a man left his folks,
And stopped hanging out with all of the other blokes,
Read this above, it shows how man and woman become one,
United together for the long run
Adam and his wife, she be called Eve
Were naked but that was not a concept they could perceive,
They did not spend time in worry and grieve,
To the Lord God and each other they did cleave.