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First Kiss MAG

July 8, 2011
By mecthespeck DIAMOND, Nashville, Tennessee
mecthespeck DIAMOND, Nashville, Tennessee
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My first real kiss was nothing like a dream:
A sloppy brush with quivering, pale lips
that were nothing like rose petals or fruit.
Fireworks did not emerge in bursts of
colored ecstasy, nor did bells ring out.
Theory conquered passion as we stood far
apart, perspiration pooling as we
stumbled to peck promptly with open eyes.
Don't want to be a sickly sweet story
of falsehoods, fairy tales, and flawlessness.
So I break my rose-colored lenses and
recall the awkward parting of cracked lips
and lukewarm exchange of slick saliva.
Open my eyes to kiss; never perfect.

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This article has 6 comments.

mRamos BRONZE said...
on Jun. 7 2015 at 8:19 pm
mRamos BRONZE, Pinon Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
Those who have lived in darkness are not afraid of the light.

This is so true, first kisses are always assumed to be perfect but most aren't. This was great, I hope to read more from you soon! :)

on Feb. 13 2015 at 11:14 am
bewareofbunnyrabbits SILVER, Winona, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." -Yogi Tea

So true! Haha great poem

on May. 11 2013 at 11:54 am
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 444 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

THIS IS SO TRUE. Excellent job! :D

on Mar. 7 2012 at 7:36 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
35 articles 0 photos 1398 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Wow just when one thinks that the first kiss is something magical and's all an illusion. Truth is that some first kisses are not that great. The reality replaces the illusion. I like it---good job.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 8:49 pm
SarahWaters SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 18 comments
I love this! First kisses are so overrated. This poem kinda reminds me of Shakespeare's "my mistress is nothing like the sun."

zone7294 GOLD said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 9:03 pm
zone7294 GOLD, Newport News, Virginia
18 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
If im good for nothing, then your bad for everything

that deserves an A for awesome because you totally told the truth lol. You should check out my poems called remember me and addicted tell me what you think and rate them if you fell like it.