Tuesday, July 26, 2011


chose the topic.....'temptation'


Eve, I feel, was not too bright;
Her powers of reasoning very slight.
Would you believe a coiling snake
That tempted you? For goodness sake!
If, on a visit to the zoo,
A cobra sort of hissed at you
'Do as I say, my little dear.
Come into my cage and have no fear.
Let me have a little grapple,
And I'll reward you with an apple'
You'd run like hell! But little Eve
Was, as I say, a bit naive.
Without one morsel of hesitation
She gave in to the snake's temptation!
She bit the apple and then (good grief!)
She covered herself with a tiny leaf.
She must have been  a size 'petite',
But then she hadn't had much to eat.
Off she went to find his nibs,
Pretending she was one of his ribs!
They took to sex for all they were worth,
And went on to populate all the earth!
If you find yourself in this situation
Don't give-in to the snake's temptation!



Helmets glinting in the sun,
They're off to have a bit of fun,
To ride around the neighbourhood
Obeying road rules as they should.
What a precious cargo this is!
Wave goodbye and blow them kisses!


twinkly sparkles said...

Well done on the temptation prompt. Well done and fun. Thanks! twinkly

jabblog said...

Poor Eve - she gets all the blame!
I like the father and child verse.

Lolamouse said...

I used to have a T-shirt that said, "Eve Was Framed." I wore it so much that it became threadbare. Wish I still had it! Thanks for the advice and the laugh!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this! Love the easy way the poem unfolds into just so rhymes! Such a good point too about the snake at the zoo and what we might or might not do! :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

nice meter and funny too!

Anonymous said...

Cute and well written. Very nice!

My ffering for this first Gooseberry Garden picnic: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/this-eden/

Melissa said...

This is great! Hilarious! Very fun entry, thank you so much for writing it!

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

love the added details,
well done.