Had cut off the man and woman
From the world above.
The were sent down to the
Cave of Treasures because
They had not acted with love.
They stole a spark of flame
From the cherub’s sword to
Burn those they hated.
Instead they burned the world
And all that God made in it.
Was it always fated?
God spoke: “You took upon yourselves
The office of death and of judgment,
And now I turn my face away.”
“Down beneath the earth I send you,
Down from the sky and warmth of sun,
Down in the dark you must stay.”
The man and woman wailed and
Gnashed their teeth, crying out
In darkness and the cold.
They held each other and wept,
As above the sulfur and brimstone
Exploded, thundered and rolled.
“This is your sin, made of your own freewill,
Of your own heart and soul, stole fire,
Wanted be a judge and master of life
“You’ve ruined your world and
All I made to live and breath and be
In all your small minded strife.”
“Once before, after many bitter years
I sent someone who was to save you,
But your misuse of Him lit this fuse.”
“There is no relieving your wickedness,
No miracle you won’t desecrate,
No revelation you won’t abuse.”
The man and woman laid down in darkness,
Weeping in their humbling and ruin,
Having lost the sun and the Son.
Pride and vengeance forgotten in tears,
With no escape now from fruits of sin,
The Almighty not open arms in which to run.