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Once Upon a Child

Once Upon a Child

written by: Andrea Damic

@DamicAndrea

 

once upon a time
when i was a child,
i was invincible

once upon a time
when i was a child,
i believed in fairies and Santa

once upon a time
when i was a child,
i dreamt beautiful dreams

then one day

i stopped being invincible
i stopped believing in fairies and Santa
i dreamt nightmares

in that one day

i was robbed of my childhood
my home
my innocence

in that one day

when war started
i was forced to grow up, quickly
and put childish wants aside

in that one day
i became homeless
refugee
someone else

in that one day

convoy i was on,
departed
to the unknown

***

to this day i remember that one day,
it’s burned in my memory, like
an itch you can’t scratch

it’s a reminder that once upon a time

i was a child, invincible
i was a child, believing in unbelievable
i was a child, dreaming beautiful dreams

***

it’s a reminder that once upon a time
i was once upon a child

Andrea Damic

Andrea Damic

Amateur photographer and author of micro and flash fiction, Andrea Damic writes at night, when everyone is asleep. She has bachelor’s and master's degree in economics and works as an accountant. She has words published or forthcoming in 50-Word Stories, Friday Flash Fiction, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Paragraph Planet, 100 Word Project & TDDR with her art featuring or forthcoming in Rejection Letters, Door Is A Jar, Verum Literary Press and Fusion Art’s Exhibitions. Andrea occasionally procrastinates on TW, Instagram or Facebook. One day she hopes to finish and publish her novel. Andrea also writes poetry. Truth be told she writes poetry mainly unsuccessfully but honestly.
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