having eaten

English: "Adam and Eve; standing on eithe...

English: “Adam and Eve; standing on either side of the tree of knowledge with the serpent,” engraving, by the German artist and engraver Albrecht Dürer. 256 mm x 195 mm. Courtesy of the British Museum, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

having eaten
of the tree of knowledge
we looked around with sentient eyes
and were amazed at all the wonders
and all the beauty
and the good in the world
and were suddenly shocked
at the unspeakable horrors
and the incomprehensible inhumanity
of the reality of evil
and our innocence died
so, that all we are left with now
is indigestion



  1. #1 by Ronald Kirk House on December 21, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Or maybe I’m the only one, but at my age, believe me, I know indigestion.

  2. #2 by Britton on December 21, 2012 - 4:18 pm

    Nicely put. Love this one. The result of man’s never satisfied appetite is nothing but INDIGESTION.

  3. #5 by emmylgant on December 21, 2012 - 5:20 pm

    As the world hurls….

  4. #7 by Ina on December 21, 2012 - 8:37 pm

    I love this poem. Indigestion: it must have been one of those rotten apples … !

  5. #9 by parmisr on January 6, 2013 - 11:03 am

    Ignorance is a bliss, to feel well, one ought not have knowledge. I don’t feel well, knowing that I am a sicko, living in a sick society, sick country, sick world … Nicely and simply said. I liked it

  6. #11 by omgvivienlopez on January 11, 2013 - 2:45 pm

    “indigestion.” so apt a word for the concept of having swallowed the fruit of knowledge.

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