These slithery slinks, cursed

Without legs, hugging the contours of her arm

Those fearsome fangs, hidden

Do they in secret intend her harm?

Cold-blooded creatures, symbols

Of man’s famous Eden fall

Now feared, loathed, stigmatized

Able to captivate, mesmerize, enthrall.

Friday’s 40-Or-Less Photo Challenge is hosted by Robin at Pensieve.

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August 15, 2008 12:01 pm

Ah, Amber, you went back to the garden, too. Your last line hit home the most, though…I’m all those things when it comes to snakes IN CAPTIVITY. If I happen upon one in the woods? I’M TOTALLY FREAKED OUT!!!

Love the title of your poem, and just for you, I matched the colors of the snakes to your blog ;).

(thanks for a GREAT entry…I can count on you for consistency :).)

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August 15, 2008 3:58 pm

Amber, this was good! I think the snakes took all of us back to the garden. We just can’t help it, can we? I started to purposely think of something different, but, I couldn’t pull away from where the thoughts were taking me, so I went with what I submitted. Oh well…it at least shows that we remember the things we read in the Word, and we can relate real life situations (or pictures in this case) to them. I love this last line: “Able to captivate, mesmerize, enthrall.” This is exactly what they do. Have a great rest of… Read more »

August 16, 2008 10:29 am

Wonderful! Your words really hit the spot.

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September 5, 2008 6:27 pm

came over to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Saw you b-day was today on the Inspired Bliss document!! I have shivers all over because of that spider. i had to LOOK AWAY!!!

Anyhoo….happy birthday

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