You only start to live
When you have something left to lose
Into the rivers dive
With our iPhones and our clothes.
Only those who stand to lose
Can ever win the gains
Of living life as full anew
As Eden come again.
For only in exile from comfort’s shade
Can we appreciate all that we have made

Often only with the pinch
Do I seek and strive
To count the little blessings
That make me feel alive
Only in their exile
Could Adam and could Eve
Doomed to life of toil
Appreciate the tree.
For only in exile of Eden’s shade
Could they find gratitude for all God made.

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