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.
Contest: Lines of Ten that Remind You of What It was Like Back Then
Sponsor: Silent One
Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2018