‘We Didn’t Die’ a poem by URC poet-minister Lucy Berry

We didnt dieAs a child, reading the story of Adam and Eve, I was convinced that God’s prediction of their death had not come true. It seemed to me, then, that leaving the garden, and the proximity to God, were not death. I see things differently now.

We Didn’t Die

‘My dear ones, don’t go near that tree,
for you are both so dear to me.
And you will die. And then you’ll cry
and so will I,’
said God
so dreadfully.

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