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"Forbidden Fruit": A Poem by Deja DuBose

"Forbidden Fruit": A Poem by Deja DuBose

Forbidden Fruit

You're like the forbidden fruit of life

God told Adam not to eat

Tempted through the lustful eye

I begin to eat this piece of forbidden fruit

And as I continue to eat I begin to seek

And as I seek

I find

A beautiful spirit;

The soul of a butterfly

Radiant skin of a goddess

Glistening in the silhouette of the moonlight.

And as I continue to eat

Your dark, mysterious eyes

Begin to speak to mine

As you draw me near

Your silence whispers out to me, "come here"

And as I continue to eat

Infatuated by your presence

I come closer

And the closer I get to you

I become obsessed in the illusion of

What seem to be true

Rather than the reality that lies within....

The lines

Of this...forbidden fruit

Because once I got good and full

Perception changed

Reality sunk in

Understanding now why you are no good for me

I flea...

Back to the root ...

The tree

Haunted by a shaded memory

Of a fatal attraction that

Reflected right back to me

Because as I saw you

I saw me

And the inner hatred within myself

Cast back the outer hatred for you


It became clear to me

Why you were the

forbidden fruit

God told Adam not to eat.


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