PARADISE

God gave us nature's Paradise;
To be what we could be.
We could have lived forever there;
But there was that damn tree.

God told them not to pick the 'fruit'.
They heeded not his voice.
If it's forbad, it must be good
And so they made their choice.

They took a bite and then their 'eyes'
Were opened as they ate.
Instead of knowing why for sure
They saw their naked state.

They clothed themselves to no avail.
The void they could not hide.
They built around it monuments.
By God but how they tried.

And though the void they could not fill,
Their effort they passed down
As if it were decreed by God
To be on sacred ground.

Instead the ground is barren now
And so what's been the cost?
By choosing the unnatural
The Paradise is lost.