Elena Plotkin


A Kiss - Poem by Elena Plotkin

A kiss on the forehead
or one on the cheek
A kiss from your mother
while you are asleep.
A kiss of pure innocence.


A kiss on the cheek
Or a kiss on the lips
A kiss from a playmate
Who sits in the same row.
A kiss of pure innocence.


A kiss on the lips
Or a kiss on the neck
A kiss from someone
you're happy you met.
A kiss of lost innocence.


Comments about A Kiss by Elena Plotkin

  • Gold Star - 5,315 Points Mj Lemon (5/11/2015 12:49:00 AM)

    Very deep, very nicely done. This work has a certain quality that evokes The Seven Ages of Man. Well done. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,308 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/8/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    A creative composition that is both meaningful and moving. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,761 Points Bri Edwards (3/14/2015 6:17:00 PM)

    well, it's been a year and a half (and a few kisses; too few) since i last commented. i had forgotten that i'd read it. i didn't laugh this time; must be getting tired. i was a late bloomer in the kissing department (and a few other departments also!) . now i've been there, done that, a few times over. give me the candy kisses and ice cream and i; ll be happy!

    bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 574 Points Maya Hanson (2/4/2014 1:47:00 PM)

    I like it! short and sweet and lovely. Thank you for your comment on And I Stop Laughing!
    ~mye3 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 866 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (12/31/2013 8:50:00 AM)

    And what about Him who doth kiss so oft
    On your cheeks in the gentle breeze
    On your furrowed brow in sunlight warm and soft
    And at night with moonbeams of ease....?

    Very good poem and I welcome you to my page too. Wishing you a very happy, prosperous and poetic new year from India. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,585 Points Ramesh Rai (9/25/2013 10:39:00 PM)

    I am also on the way to write a kiss of different type. almost complete, will be posted very soon. beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,761 Points Bri Edwards (8/22/2013 4:28:00 PM)

    i'm not sure i agree with Khairul, below. after innocence is lost comes a lot of work and sometimes heartbreak!
    i laughed at the last stanza...out loud. i have added this, or will, to MyPoemlist. well done, good and faithful poet.

    try, if you will, my poem 88 Kiss With A Twist...... it is number 88 today anyway. i had to search for it as i could not remember the exact title.
    i usually find something i don't like about a poem, but i didn't find anything here. thanks for sharing. bri (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (7/22/2013 5:03:00 PM)

    Ah-ha, you hit the mark. Love your work.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,573 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/18/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    A kiss of lost innocence.
    That is what is preferred most. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 6, 2014


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