Eve, Come Home

Amber TreeIt is International Women’s Day, in this International Women’s Month.  So here is a poem dedicated to the Woman of us All.  And the song, “Come Home”, which inspired this poem (and the song is its own poem).  A lot of inspiration going on.  Confused?  Just read where you can read, and clic where you can clic, and all will be well.  A good thing.  This picture of Amber from the music video “Come Home” is kind of Eve like.  A good thing.

** A link to the music video is below.  That song is this week’s Original Song of the Week.  Music videos count.  Cause I said so.  But first, the new poem.

“Eve, Come Home”

I thought I knew Eve, long ago

looking up, mouth to her breast

Her eyes looked like Heaven

her skin felt like Earth

I thought I was Home

Yet I have learned,

and the woman with the eyes of Heaven

has learned

Our true Home waits, and calls

lost, and buried

under oozing asphalt, rolled and rolled

upon, over incessant miles and kilos

On and on, and over, and over

Over long ago, long before

my mouth found her daughter’s milk

Eve lost us, for we lost Her

And long the painful, prideful story

of that loss

History, His-story

You think History made us full, and rich?

We are empty as is my mouth

no milk, no Home

no Eve

not here, not now

only shadows, hints of Her

lovely glimpses

Lonely and lost, She is

aching, full of the milk of Heaven

trickling from Her, along with

eon long tears

For She cannot bear to be

without us

to feel our hungry mouths

sweetly pulling Life and Love

from Her

When we know Her eyes

as the Windows of Heaven

feel her skin as Heaven’s Touch

and dance to her pulse as The Heart of Heaven

We can at last take Eve’s holy hand

in ours, and

Come Home

© jpmcneil

*pic is video still of Amber Marlowe, from my music video “Come Home”, on YouTube, here:



About John Paul McNeil

New to blogging. New to being retired (my daughter says I retired too early). I say not soon enough, as so much music was waiting to come out. Thoughts which turn to poems which turn to songs. The Earth is one rich theme. But also want to theme this search for where the Music, and the Words, and the Songs come from. And go.
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