The fruit hung there, luscious and ripe

Emitting the sweet fragrance of promise through soft spoken words

Desire had arisen within her for just one taste of the unknown

Juicy, sweet, succulent, forbidden fruit

Look but do not touch; words that festered within

All around her hung sumptuous fruit free for the taking

But freedom lost its flavor and its desire ran cold

Nothing was as appealing as the forbidden

Temptation wove itself into a need

It became a driving force

A voice fueled her desire

Poison dripping from the lips of the Liar

Temptation brought desire to the place of no return

One bite shared, desire died, truth exposed the lie

Her eyes were opened to what she had never known

Now she knew, man knew, we know

Article Written By: Sylvia Hensel