When God first made man from the dust and the dirt,
He made him no partner with whom he could flirt.
He made him a garden, with critters and plants,
But God saw no need to make Adam pants.

He was happy alone, according to story,
As he sat about naming the whole inventory.
With no one to see, he thought it not rude,
To stroll through the garden alone in the nude.

And when he had company, it was just his friend God,
Who seemed not to mind as they talked and they trod.
No clock and no calendar, such a wonderful place,
He never once worried about gender or race.

And with only one sex, there were none to harass,
Nor did Donkey complain, when he called him an ass.
So naming the animals in God’s great creation,
Took all Adam’s time, his sole occupation.

His pay was not good but he didn’t care.
Thus he became first to live on welfare.
His life was so simple and happy and free.
Everything was for him, except that one tree.

So why should he want to mess with his fate?
Why wasn’t he stopped ‘fore it was too late?
The serpent I’m sure had something to do,
With Adam discovering that one was too few.

That night when they took their walk in the garden,
Adam took courage, and begging God’s pardon,
Said “God can’t you make someone for my sake,
With the beauty and grace and the legs of the snake?”
For we read that the snake was a beautiful creature,
Who walked up aright and to Adam a teacher.
“Now things could be better, my life’s not a toot.
You know that I have to pick my own fruit.”

“You only come evenings, to walk when it’s cool.
My days get so lonely, as I lay by the pool.”
Now God was excited and started to plan,
A most wondrous partner to help his first man.

And when they next walked, He told of His dream,
Such a wonderful being, they’d make a great team,
Created to serve but with beauty so great.
Not one of God’s creatures would have such a mate.

A sweet disposition, a most wondrous soul,
Who never would question the first man’s control.
Then God made a statement that caused Adam dread.
He couldn’t believe what God had just said.

“Flesh of your flesh and bone of your bone”,
God guaranteed a most wonderful clone.
But how would he get that flesh and that bone?
“Just wait up there God, now just hold the phone!”

“Just what will it cost for this lovely creature?
Do I need the best model, do I need every feature?”
Now God set a price, recorded in history,
The origin of which is no longer a mystery.

“I can’t make a human like a bird from an egg.
This lady will cost you an arm and a leg.”
Now Adam our ancestor was father to Jew.
He knew that to bargain was what he must do.

So Adam’s next question changed history right then;
Considered by some the original sin.
It caused Women’s Suffrage and then Women’s Lib.
“Now God tell me what can I get for a rib?”

Before TV, we had to use our imaginations to supply our own mental pictures while listening to radio programs. There was a program called You Were There, in which a modern day reporter covered famous times in history. There was also a program called, The Greatest Story ever Told, which was a dramatization of popular Bible stories. In Adam, I’ve let my imagination run wild and have given a modern twist to a well known Bible story.

For instance, what did Adam really think about having to give up body parts to have a mate? I hope I don’t lose any of my women readers over this one. Most of my poems have a moral somewhere in them, but even I can’t find one in Adam.


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