Richard Lackman

(Philadelphia)

my first kiss


I still remember my first kiss though fourty years have passed
The beauty of the moment and the thrill will ever last
Etched into my memory as words into a stone
Clearer than the clearest night that I have ever known

The dazzling beauty of her face would shame the fairest rose
Description of her wood brown eyes defies the finest prose
Her full lips seemed to beckon in the fading light of day
Like some heavenly creation so what could I do but stay

We stared into each other's eyes for what seemed endless time
Then as we kissed church bells nearby by chance began to chime
The kiss went on and on as I hoped it would never end
While I longed for the relationship that this kiss would portend

I held her in my arms as one would hold a fragile vase
Then opening my eyes I felt my body all ablaze
When finally it ended I knew this had been a kiss
That would leave me bound forever in the depths of love's abyss

I never will forget the utter pleasure I embraced
With both our lips together in my memory encased
This was a gift to treasure for all time and I know well
This gift that I was given by my beautiful Danielle

Submitted: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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  • Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (10/17/2013 10:53:00 PM)

    Dear Richard, your poem definitely touches a chord in many people's heart - including mine! ! . You have a definite natural talent. Wish you all the best for the contest. I shall be very happy if you win at least one of the prizes! But you cannot predict anything in an Online Contest like this - which can be easily manipulated by cyber savvy poets! ! (See my poem Poem Hunter Contest Final just to have an idea of how a contest can be manipulated...) (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Carey (5/8/2012 12:09:00 AM)

    I always say there are no words to explain my first kiss and I am still with my first and only love. And in your words, I went back to that moment, my very first kiss and though we all have different experiences, you worded this in a way that we can all relate too. And at the same time, this is a look into a special moment in your life. I think my favorite lines were Clearer than the clearest night that I have ever known and
    When finally it ended I knew this had been a kiss. Exactly how I felt. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/7/2012 12:40:00 AM)

    first love, first crush, first kiss, first period, first child...our lives give us so many firsts to keep etched in our memories for ever... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Burns (5/5/2012 10:41:00 PM)

    Dr. Lackman said it so well, I will not tread on his sweet memory, not yet dead. Instead, I will offer
    it up to others as kiss well done, not one made just for fun. Robert Burns, Portland, Or. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/29/2012 3:36:00 PM)

    Definitely I agree with Valerie, this is beautiful and well penned! Your memory is brilliant and I think you still feel the joy of this unforgettable kiss! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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