Wallace LaBenne

Prelapsarian Time

Poetry sounds like snowflakes landing on spring flowers. I write, read and hear poems with my heart.







Prelapsarian Time*

Carefree and untroubled
Jocular and blithe
Nonchalant and bubbled
Flexible and lithe
It was the age of innocence
before the design scythe

Sheltered and protected
Childlike and secure
Cherished and respected
Untarnished and pure
It was the age of innocence
before the saboteur

Rapture and paradise
Youth and Peter Pan
Cologne and scented spice
Peace and cordial clan
It was the age of innocence
before the fall of man

Lucrative and wealthy
Successful and prime
Vigorous and healthy
Prelapsarian time
It was the age of innocence
before the lost sublime

*prelapsarian (pree-lap-sayr-ee-uhn) adj. ; relating to any innocent or carefree period in the past.


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