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YOU CAN KEEP YOUR GARDEN
by Axilea MU

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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A metaphor re-interpreted.


Sexclusion - You can keep your garden.

A statue guards the gate
of the beguiling garden
with its fascinating plants,
heavy trunks,
leaves that seek
for the light
(of knowledge?)
and flavorsome fruits,
forbidden food
(for thought?).

Here I am,
not made of clay
or some man's rib
- there must be a mistake:
my integrity was lost
in translation -.

So I became a character
in an old fable,
feeble, of course,
temptation-prone,
unfit for the throne,
dirty from birth.

I am the dangerous belly-dancer.
Funny how, from a rib,
I became a mistress
that sensuously moves her hips
- divine desire.

An outcast
- frowned upon
by a huge man in the clouds -
bound to look for a cave or a castle
and become somebody's maid or princess.

Hey, I am not the only one.
I met Lilith
in the marsh,
deep wrinkles on her cheeks,
her voice,
an ax on a piece of wood,
(s)exiled, broken,
giving birth to monsters
for being a woman on top.

Heathen,
I left the garden of Eden
and now keep the knowledge
right where it belongs:
deep-rooted in my brain,
steady, ready
for a fight that lasts
and a road
so lonely, it terrifies me.

But I am a woman
and won't let others define
what is feminine.

I am velvet and stone,
so many times re-born
just to become myself,
more and more so.

I left that garden
as a refuge
for the weak at heart.

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Reviewed by Anda Powers 5/14/2008
An excellent cathartic work and an empowering departure from patriarchal tradition. Thought provoking, if a little sharp. Overall, I enjoyed the piece. Thank you for inviting me to read it.

Anda
Reviewed by A PAX 2/13/2008
wow
thats amazing writing!!!
bravo!
pax A
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 12/9/2007
The goddess lives!!! Bravo Axilea! Bravo!!!

my integrity was lost
in translation -.

Those lines illustrate perfectly the corruption and distortion of reality visited on our world by the priesthood of imbalance.

You are 'The Other Side of Light' in more ways than you know.

Blessings on the depth and strength and beauty of your spirit.

Keith

PS: I really love this one!!! Wow!!!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/18/2007
Your strength is amplified with every word. I think many long to be comfortable with who they really are. In this piece, the mask is off.... Great write~ Sheila
Reviewed by stan nassano 11/15/2007
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/14/2007
. . velvet and stone. . . B R I L L I A N T !!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Art Sun 10/15/2007
The view of a road long traveled, with many of the stumbles and the wisdom of life combined...therein lays the reality and the real creativity of feminine qualities...to be more than the exiled...more than the desire...more than passion....

still more than even one can perceive...


nice work...


Art Sun...
Reviewed by Charlie 10/10/2007
Holy Hannah! A fallen Eve. Still, ridden with such hauntings, even horror fans would cringe reading this. --Charlie
Reviewed by Gracie McKeever 10/6/2007
Wow, I absolutely love this piece!
Wonderful imagery and metaphor, eloquent and flowing write.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/30/2007

It is a bouquet of multi color orchids from the forest of philosophic-poetic wisdom. "YOU CAN KEEP YOUR GARDEN" has paid all its dues to the treasure of Poetry

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by jeanne watson 9/26/2007
Yes! Yes! Yes!

"I left that garden
as a refuge
for the weak at heart."

... a powerful voice that is music to my ears.

Superb poetry...
.jeanne.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/25/2007
Oh yes, I love this deep powerful write that has hidden messages within its well written lines. Excellent! Holly
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