Ahh! The Forbidden Fruit!
Nothing looks more pleasing.
Jewels abound, gold is plenty
But in the mind are breezing
Thoughts and images
Of the forbidden fruit.
No! Close your eyes, it is taboo
To leave it alone is astute
But why this hubbub?
It is just an object among all others
Why the cross, the red mark
Separating it from its brothers?
This “Why”... this important word
Before being taught – just an instinct
Leads to fruits – both sweet and bitter
And also to the most succinct
The juiciest of all must be this forbidden one!
It holds promises, it looks the best
Dangerous? I look away
But it is etched in my mind .. ahh yes!
It deserves a test.. Stop! Too late!
Alas, human nature – “go-get it” attitude
The frenzy of treading on unknown lands,
To sophisticated from crude.
The “why” of this and the “how” of that
Has its own good reasons, by the way
“Forbidden” deserves an explanation
Logic needs to have a say.
To hypothesize and to interpret
To ponder, wonder and experiment
To love… nay, to live these words
Grey-mattered humans indeed were sent
Why just “Forbidden.”
I am tempted to ask
Make it “Forbidden because..”
And we might conquer the task!