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That Kiss, First Kiss

by Tony Whitaker

As I reflect on this, that kiss, first kiss
A boy’s life in an instant changed forever.
Gone were the pleasures of digging for treasure
Going fishing, playing Army, but I reminisce.
Now, I wonder if I can dismiss those days of innocent bliss,
Days filled with the pursuit of naïve pleasure.
But that kiss, first kiss, altered the notion of my leisure forever.
Falling like a ghost without fear into that final abyss.

Wendy Robbins, ah, the name, and she set this heart aflame.
But I never looked back or ever felt a lack
By the loss of my innocence and childhood ways.
For that kiss, first kiss, as I pause to play back
How that kiss, first kiss did set this heart ablaze.
And this lad’s life would never be the same.


Author's Note: This is my true memory of my own first kiss in 1965 as an 11 year-old boy.

Posted on 12/16/2006
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/16/06 at 03:10 PM

Well, you did an excellent job in bringing it to life, for what it's worth. Another good one.

Posted by Alisa Js on 12/18/06 at 10:45 PM

reading this one reminded me.... of that first kiss in my life.. hmnmmmmmmmm.. perhaps I now need to write something as well.. if I could only remember..lol.. very nicely done, very nice indeed...;-)

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