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Back Then

Back Then

Back then I was fresh-faced and pure as morning dew,
brown eyes sparkled golden with the sweetness of innocence.

Back then I smiled like a cherub, floated on the blue lake
glittering with sunbeams, and chased fireflies into twilight.

Back then I skipped into the moonlight playing hide and seek,
winked back at the silent man in the moon, and blew him kisses.

Back then I embraced the whole world with arms wide open,
like a joyful bird in flight, spreading my light and love.

Back then I was an angel in pigtails adorned with silky red ribbons…
until I took a bite of that Forbidden Fruit from the Tree of Life.

09-27-2018

Contest:     Lines of Ten that Remind You of What It was Like Back Then
Sponsor:    Silent One
Placement: 2nd

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Date: 11/14/2018 3:33:00 PM
Wonderful imagery and a lovely flow to this one - pleased to see it so high on the winners' list! Congratulations, Pandita!! Regards, John.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 11/17/2018 3:30:00 PM
Hi John, thank you for your delightful praises which continue to encourage and inspire me! Have a beautiful day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 11/5/2018 11:58:00 AM
Many congratulations on your well deserved win in the contest, it is indeed a beauty and simply a pleasure to read,you see that the most cruel thing about life is how quickly it pass away, one moment you are a child and next moment you realize that it was just a old memory, we just live and live, creating good and bad memories, good luck and have a really nice day
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Date: 11/17/2018 3:29:00 PM
Hi Faraz, thank you so much, my friend, for your continued support and lovely compliments! Life is so fleeting that is why we have to maximize the wonderful moments! Hope you have an enjoyable weekend, my friend! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 11/3/2018 1:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your wonderful win! A real delight! : )
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 11/4/2018 6:56:00 PM
Hi Connie, as always I am thrilled to receive your lovely inspirational compliments! Thank you very much for your encouraging words! Hugs and love. Pandita
Date: 10/29/2018 10:30:00 AM
Hi Pandita, back again to say, congratulations on your win. It is well deserved for this wonderful poem, Hope you are having a great day~Warren
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Date: 10/29/2018 8:16:00 PM
Dear Warren, thank you for your delightful praises which continue to encourage and inspire me! Have a beautiful day, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/24/2018 6:35:00 AM
Hi Pandita, such a wonderful write on the subject of back then. Much belated congratulations on your win in the contest with this wonderful write. Such a beautiful little gem. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs....mIke. XX
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/24/2018 2:53:00 PM
My dear Mike, it is so great to hear from you! Thank you for your wonderful compliments! Have a lovely day, friend! Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/15/2018 11:42:00 AM
Wonderful winner, Pandita! :) gw
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Date: 10/16/2018 9:38:00 AM
Hi Gershon, hope you are doing great! It's so nice to receive your lovely compliments that truly warm my heart! Have a beautiful day, my friend. Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/15/2018 10:38:00 AM
Pandita, Greta poem. The last line was a surprise to me-The Garden of Eden. Well done. Warmest wishes ~Warren
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Date: 10/16/2018 9:29:00 AM
Hi Warren, great to hear from you! Thank you for your wonderful compliments! Have a lovely day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/11/2018 7:38:00 PM
A fun poem, Pandita. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/13/2018 9:55:00 AM
Hi Line, great to hear from you! Thank you for your wonderful compliments! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/9/2018 3:43:00 AM
A beautifully written verse, Pandita. Congratulations on your win in the contest. T.J
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/9/2018 7:25:00 PM
Hi T.J., thank you kindly for your kind congratulations which brought some sunshine my way today! Have a great day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 10/8/2018 8:12:00 AM
Great write, Pandita, congrats on your win :)
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Date: 10/8/2018 9:48:00 AM
Jo, thank you- thank you! I am happy you enjoyed reading it! Hope you are having a great day! Pandita
Date: 10/5/2018 9:12:00 AM
Back with congratulations on your win my friend, Pandita. Such sweet recall of childhood memories..a well deserved win at the TOP.
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Date: 10/5/2018 11:18:00 AM
Hi Vijay, thank you for your delightful praises which continue to encourage and inspire me! Have a beautiful day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 10/5/2018 6:14:00 AM
Lovely memories... Congratulations on place in the contest..
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Date: 10/5/2018 8:23:00 AM
Thank you so very much for the great honour! Glad that you liked this piece! Hugs and love. Pandita
Date: 10/4/2018 2:49:00 AM
Wonderful memories... I bet it was delicious...
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Date: 10/5/2018 8:17:00 AM
Hi Pashang, thank you so much, my friend, for your continued support and lovely compliments! It was delicious! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 10/3/2018 10:35:00 PM
Ahh, your still the same my angelic friend...you can't-fool me lol...but nice try with this beautiful write Pandita...how are you my beautiful friend?...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 10/5/2018 8:26:00 AM
Hi WW, I am doing fine! Hope you are too! It's so nice to receive your lovely compliments that truly warm my heart! Have a beautiful weekend my dear. Love and hugs. Pandita
Date: 10/1/2018 10:55:00 AM
And now, the poetry them wonderful words one dreams off..love 'back then '
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Date: 10/1/2018 12:24:00 PM
Hi Harry, thank you for your delightful praises which continue to encourage and inspire me! Have a beautiful day, my friend! Pandita
Date: 9/30/2018 2:47:00 PM
"Back then I was an angel in pigtails adorned with silky red ribbons… until I took a bite of that Forbidden Fruit from the Tree of Life." Ouch! Life does change when one gets to that point. Well done.
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Date: 10/1/2018 6:46:00 AM
Hi M.L., great to hear from you! Thank you for your wonderful compliments! Have a lovely day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/29/2018 8:38:00 AM
This is beautiful with outstanding and impressive imagery. A joy to read! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 9/29/2018 8:43:00 AM
Hi CayCay, as always I am thrilled to receive your lovely inspirational compliments! Thank you very much for your encouraging words! Hugs and love. Pandita
Date: 9/29/2018 7:08:00 AM
That is such a lovely poem, ahh life through the point of view of a child, it is good to see that how happy they are, without any worry of future of anything, just eat, smile and enjoy, as you mention the tree of life, ever wonder what would have happened if Adam wouldn't have eaten from that tree, maybe we all would have been living in heaven or God might wouldn't have created other humans, so we may not have existed. Your poem was a pleasure to read and I wish you best of luck in the contest
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Date: 9/29/2018 8:31:00 AM
Hi Faraz, it is so sweet of you to leave me your awesome comments and compliments! Thank you so much, my friend! Hugs and love. Pandita
Date: 9/29/2018 1:37:00 AM
I loved this poem, except that back then, in my eyes is back to the future! Your beauty still shines!
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Date: 9/29/2018 8:24:00 AM
Thank you - thank you, dear Arthur, for visiting and leaving me your lovely complimentary words! Wishing you a beautiful day. Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/28/2018 1:33:00 PM
A wonderful poem of memories Pandita!! You are probably still an angel!! Happy Friday xxoo
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Date: 9/28/2018 3:52:00 PM
Awwww - you are so sweeet! Thank you so very much dear Mike for your lovely compliments! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/28/2018 1:23:00 PM
What beautiful memories, Pandita! Serene and innocent childhood days, which eventually have to give way to adulthood. ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 9/28/2018 3:51:00 PM
Dear Paul, it is a pleasure to receive your kind complimentary words! I am so glad you enjoyed reading this piece! Hope you are having a beautiful day with lots of sunshine! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/28/2018 10:23:00 AM
Nostalgia at its best.
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Date: 9/28/2018 10:56:00 AM
Hi Sunlite, thank you so much, my friend, for your continued support and lovely compliments! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 9/28/2018 7:51:00 AM
A delicate look-back..a sweet reflection..a story of childhood..your words spell serenity..well done, Pandita. Best for a win at the top of the podium.
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Date: 9/28/2018 8:54:00 AM
Hi Vijay, it is always nice to receive your sweet comments and lovely compliments that I very much appreciate! Wishing you a great weekend, my friend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 9/28/2018 3:11:00 AM
Pandita, the way you went from complete innocence into taking the bite of forbidden fruit is pronouncedly great poetry! Good luck in the contest, my friend!
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Date: 9/28/2018 8:52:00 AM
Awwww - thank you kindly Caren for your lovely comments and compliments, my friend! Hugs. Wishing you a great weekend! Pandita
Date: 9/27/2018 10:54:00 PM
Lovely verse Pandita, such a shame that we have to grow up. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 9/28/2018 8:50:00 AM
Hi Tom, thank you so very much for your kind comment and compliments! Yes, my friend, we move from the wonder of childhood to the realities of adulthood:-)! Have an enjoyable weekend! Hugs. Pandita