“Genesis 1-27 – So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them”
This is how our history has been told in your book,
in the words of your saints and prophets,
a matter we must never doubt of.
Forgive us for questioning, but where
the power and mastery we should display,
which we have been looking for so long?
Where the wisdom and clearness like yours,
where our eternal life or, at least, someone like
that of Methuselah, who lived for nine hundred
and sixty-nine years?
We lived for so little time, and so quickly
You banished us, locking the Paradise Gate,
there placing those cherubims brandishing
their deathly flaming swords.
Perhaps, in lieu of immortality, we developed
greatest and warmest a love, for and from
each one of us, which You could ever dream of.
Perhaps, may You believe,
having forgotten your primeval purpose,
so we would prefer to continue living.