Sonnet 10

It seems, dear Eve, those Christians who declare
That Antichrist is due may be correct;
Yet of a major fact they’re unaware:
The Church itself created the effect,
When it rejected first this sacred earth –
In favour of another at Time’s End –
And then the flesh, per se, which must give birth
To souls the Lord for learning here would send.
In short, when spirit is considered all
Due to man’s craving for eternity,
In time antithesis will aptly call
For deathless genes, the body so to free.
If man is to avoid due nemesis,
He straight must choose the Garden synthesis.
12 Sonnets from Eden
by Michael Peach
2 June 1999




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