Heaven’s Chains

In the beginning there was guilt…

I am re-posting my poem Heaven’s Chains as an entry for Dungeon Prompt Week 8:  Guilt – Illuminating or Engulfing the Darkness? Was Eve a sinner or was she in fact, a savior?

It was a secret of history
Shrouded under the mystery
Woman craved the apple tree
From heaven’s chains she broke free

She did tread with uncertainty
The exile appeared not punitive
Her new home, a land of plenty
Yet the people denied His bounty

Heaven was their ultimate destination
Fear, guilt and intimidation
Prayer used as a weapon
Scholars’ learned opinions

She knew the disillusion of paradise
Truth she spoke with a heavy price
Blasphemy declared her vice
Earthly chains in solitary confines


Hawa* finally succumbed
From a distance she observed
Through the ages, nothing changed
Prisoners of their own making
Blinded by the promise of paradise
When heaven was but a place on earth

*Hawa is Arabic for Eve

13 thoughts on “Heaven’s Chains

  1. Hi there. Here goes:
    I know the truth behind paradise (heaven)
    But its still something nice to placate the heart.
    – I am very new to blogging so if u get an opportunity pls visit mine & share ur thoughts… Cheers.


  2. Wah, brilliant. What a refreshing pepective!
    ‘Hum ko maaloom hai jannat ki haqeeqat lekin
    Dil ke khush rskhne ko Ghalib ye khayaal achha hai’.


  3. Love it! Especially, “Heaven was their ultimate destination, Fear, guilt and intimidation, Prayer used as a weapon.” Wow. You summed up quite a lot with this poem – so many points here.
    Thanks so much for sharing it


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