Paradise became boring after

listening to her husband’s voice

naming the animals one by one.

She wandered around Eden

until she heard another speak.

Cunning serpent told a story

of knowledge, evil and good.

His words sounded musical

like a thousand angels playing

their golden harps, singing.

The juices of forbidden fruit

beckoning her to take a bite.

Her husband found her staring

at the tantalizing fruit in hand.

She held it to his lips knowing

he thought he bit into an apple.

The beguiling reptile laughed

as Eve fed Adam pomegranate.


Written for Yeah Write


7 thoughts on “Temptation

  1. Well, maybe if Adam hadn’t been such a name hog and shared a little… 😉
    I like that Eve made a conscious choice here. The Serpent may have introduced but even took it the rest of the way willingly. I like it.

    1. lol. Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. This was fun to read! Loved how it starts with paradise becoming boring and leads to it being livened up with a prank!

  3. I love the ending! If Eve is going to trick Adam, this is a much better outcome.

  4. Thank you! Glad you liked it.

  5. Eve as a bored and playful under the spell of the snake was fun to read.

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