Eyes of Eve

December 29, 2008
By Evan Phail, Bronx, NY

Caught in her glare
Like a fly buzzing through the air
Caught in her spider web
Of all the ideas that she once said
And I’m the fly,
Only 24 hours to live
I’m gonna spend it all
Getting lost in her eyes
Cuz her gaze is the craze
Fueling my life’s drive
The glance I crave
Keeping me alive,
On my birthday, she’s my surprise
When I’m with her, all my worries die

Her eyes make the moon beam clear
And the sun shine bright
She makes torrential tornados feel like a cool breeze
And horrendous hurricanes, a little drizzle

Her power, I cannot explain
It makes me feel like I’ve got something to gain
Cuz every time I please her, tease her, appease her
I can see her face one more time
And she’ll look back at me
Tell me things are gonna be fine…
I believe her cuz her stare
Keeps me frozen in place
Like Medusa’s glare,
Creating statues from a slight look at her face
An imperfection in her
I cannot trace
She must be an angel that fell from grace
Stayed on Earth, just to torture me
Gave me a kiss that lasted an eternity
Her warm touch, I couldn’t ignore
Cuz it lit me up from within my core
Like an apple, she picked me
Another continuation
Of Adam, Eve, and the apple tree
The tree that gave the curse of God’s knowledge
Something that you couldn’t learn in college
A beauty that’ll never be seen again
A woman desired by all men
A woman created by man’s own rib
An answer to a satisfying mad lib

But this gift, how did I receive?
A girl as beautiful as Lady Eve
Cuz once I saw her,
I knew how Adam felt looking at a woman for the very first time
Without a flaw in her design
A woman, he could finally call “mine”
And from the moment God made the two
You could see in Adam’s eyes
The phrase “I love you”
And in the eyes of Eve
You could see that love was true
That they were destined to say “I do”

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This article has 2 comments.

sammyso3 said...
on Jan. 11 2009 at 5:26 am
Okay, using "cuz" instead of "cause" or "because" is extremely annoying. Unless you're trying to write an e.e. cummings style of poem, abbreviating only one word like "cuz" seems immature.

on Jan. 11 2009 at 5:22 am
I absolutely loved it! The rhyming is wonderful and makes the poem flow. This is almost like a song. Great job! I liked the message and the last line. The title is also great! Well done! Keep writing

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