Of all the trees please freely eat
Enjoy the fruit they give
They were created to sustain your life
So you may always live
There are thousands of trees for you
Eat from all you choose
But there is one that you should not touch
The moment you do, you lose
So man planted an orchard and drank
Another and ate of its food
Another and inhaled the aroma sweet
And like his Father said this is good.
He planted yet another seed
This time inside his wife
And enjoyed the children born to him
and learned he too, could bring forth life
So man enjoyed his time in Paradise
Existing in a utopian state
Not knowing that a single bite
Would one day seal his fate.
But the one who ate of the tree before
Chose to share his newfound knowledge
For misery does love company
For that we must acknowledge
You see knowledge gives birth to pride
So man thought he could do it better
But everything he did create
Just shackled him in fetters.
He built his own prison
With the trees he did fell
And as knowledge increased more and more
He traded Paradise for hell.
He invented seeds to make him happy
To take away his pain
And seeds to calm his children
And seeds to keep him sane
Man forgot all about the garden
Where true life really grows
And now he’s searching for meaning
Because he’s reaping what he sowed.