Eve did eat the apple.
Though the Serpent 
tempted her, guilt
haunting her, as it
does good souls.
Evil wears a smug,
unimpeachable smile.
Satan laughed when Cain,
angry with God, killed Abel.

@ donetta sifford 10-11-2013
Written for:  Trifecta

The challenge:   This week we’re asking for 33 of your own words inspired by this classic song by The Rolling Stones.  Good luck! 


13 responses

  1. I'm not a Christian either. Just kinda forced to go to church for 13 years. lol. Which by all means made my decision at age 13 easy, as to not go again or as little as possible. Many have done dishonest, deceitful things and in the name of God who also is 'love'. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Such a powerful use of 33 words. Great word choices. Very nicely done!

  3. Evil has been with us all the time .–

  4. Really stellar work. Well done.

  5. Excellent vehicle by which to illustrate the battle between Good and Evil. Your post is very articulate and well-written, Donetta. Excellent display of wordsmanship. 🙂

  6. Great Job! I'm not a Christian but I did go to a Christian Rehab/Cult,(trust me it was a cult they did many deceitful things), so I know a lot about the bible. You pieced the different stories together very well.

  7. Wow…this is beautiful…it brought to to mind the song “Adam and Eve” by Ani DiFranco and one of my top 5 favorite books “East Of Eden” by Steinbeck…superior job lady!

  8. Thank you very much. I really love The Rolling Stones!

  9. Thank you Jo-Anne! The battle of good and evil seems to be the everlasting story.

  10. Nicely done! These early Biblical reference are perfect for illustrating ever-present evil…and our too-often choice to embrace it.

  11. I agree-your word choice is stellar-like that smug, unimpeachable smile that Evil wears. Excellent work in just 33 morsels!!

  12. Ooh, your word choice is spot on here. Great poem. Thanks for linking up!

  13. Right from the moment it all began, evil has been lurking, tempting us. Tricky devil…tricky, tricky devil!!

    Your words always work as poetry, Donetta :))

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