Suddenly I realise how the serpent got into the Garden
He must have got in through WhatsApp
Eve might have been looking on her smartphone
Checking data in the Heavenly libraries or perhaps the weather forecast
Deciding what fruit to eat must have been a challenge
Apples, mangoes, papayas, whatever
And suddenly, there he was
Someone might have added him to a group she was in
Where they chatted ad infinitum about the glories of the Eternal
Then on a whim, that ‘angel’ in the group opened a direct WhatsApp line
It’s so much more comfortable chatting Eve, without the rest of the group, no?
And she might have wondered who this Lucifer was, this angel of light.
But hey, he was a Seraph, so it must be okay
Don’t tell Adam, okay? You’re such a pretty lady, he’ll just get upset!
We wouldn’t want that dear, would we? No!
Silly, trusting, idiotic Eve,
How were you to know that everyone in the Heavenlies is not good?
Not everyone who preaches is sincere,
Not everyone who says ‘God is great” really means it.
Did he say you were pretty? That Adam must be jealous of anything that takes up your time?
Were you flattered Eve? Be honest, now. How did he get under your skin?
He reassured you, didn’t he? He used sweet words and turned your head.
You didn’t know what you were doing, but he did.
Your naive ignorance was no match for serpentine cunning
Result? The near destruction of humanity..