SONNET #2: ADAM (Genesis 3:1-24; 1 Corinthians 15:45-48)
By David Palmer
Maple Valley, Washington
Love’s boundary was crossed in a Garden
Freedom’s tempting tart taste sours instantly
As peace is vanquished in pain permanently;
Hearts once responding tenderly now harden.
“All mine was yours, cries the Maker, “but pardon
Comes only at great cost, sacrificially,
From a source far beyond your capacity.”
Guilt gives grace no ground, but Love leaps that margin.
Was it revenge you sought, Adam, to punish
God for putting love to the test, reserving
For Himself the set of your moral compass?
So, removed you, yourself, from His loving
Embrace? Deny Him love due? He will finish
Reclaiming you on another tree, bleeding.
©2005, 2017 David W. Palmer