The Kiss Poem by Darlene Walsh

The Kiss

Rating: 4.9


I walked into the room and he was standing there
Through the void between us I could feel his stare
The shine of his eyes held a piercing gaze
My thoughts hazed as fear flew around in a maze

He glided like mist across the floor
And desire grew like the opening of a door
He was all I craved as he filled my heart
It felt like he was life, my other part

He raised his hand and I quivered to think
Of the heat that rose as my cheeks turned pink
The tips of his fingers touched that heat
While faster and faster my heart did beat

His touch felt chilled and the fire spread
My feelings were mixed with a moment of dread
But the caress lingered and the heat arose
From my head the warmth spread down to my toes

As the heat passed my heart I thought of ice
But the depths of his eyes made me feel nice
His chilling warm hand tilted my head
And from a distance I heard what he said

'My darling you are warmth, life and breath
Your very substance will keep me from death'
As he leaned in with a chaste gentle kiss
The touch of his lips brought me to bliss

His lips moved gently across cheek, jaw and neck
His tongue shedding desire here and there with a fleck
I swooned with the pleasure as he held me erect
His lips spread more warmth to great effect

The warmth ran like ice through my rushing blood
For a moment my fear was aroused in a flood
But he murmured something I could not hear
And it warmed the ice washing away my fear

I felt heat turn to fire at my neck
And I thought the kiss was just a peck
I did not realize my pulse had been burst
And never considered my life was now cursed

My life's blood drained through the fatal kiss
The kiss of a vampire brings only deathly bliss
All I could think was how he would be in bed
And now I lay in my coffin and know I am dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: horror
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Yes, I've been reading vampire novels again (I just finished book 12 in the Anita Blake series) .

1/22/14
Added a touch of fear in 1st stanza, and hopefully made the word fleck (instead of flick) work a little more clearly
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Diane Hine 14 January 2015

Terrific! I was captivated throughout. If you haven't already seen it, watch the movie 'What We Do In The Shadows' - it's very funny.

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Kim Barney 14 January 2015

Amazing poem. Nice twist at the end. Very well done.

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Khairul Ahsan 14 January 2015

Wow, your poem is breathtaking! This is one of the most vivid descriptions of a kiss that I have ever read. I was feeling warm until I came to the last stanza, where I got chilled! By the way, I liked reading your short biography too.

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Amitava Sur 16 February 2015

WOW'... whether the kiss was with a fleck or with a flick, surly - it gave a good bit of kick! ! Warmth ran, blood rushed, ice melted and pulse had been burst...... The kiss was thus made a gold rush.... enjoyed your detailing.

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Ramesh Rai 09 June 2015

Kiss is the initial step of love.First kiss can never be forgotten as it brings thunder and storm throughout the body. Its magnetic effect can be realised throughout the life especially in situation when you are denied further. All I could think was how he would be in bed And now I lay in my coffin and know I am dead

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Edward Kofi Louis 24 December 2015

Love and pain! ! ! Very common on earh. Nice work.

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Jak Black 24 November 2015

An absorbing read, Darlene. i wondered where this love story was taking us, did think of vampires just before the last stanza. Cleverly crafted, rhymes well. Well done.

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Dr Antony Theodore 31 August 2015

His lips moved gently across cheek, jaw and neck His tongue shedding desire here and there with a fleck I swooned with the pleasure as he held me erect His lips spread more warmth to great effect.. very fine description of a human kiss and at the end. here i lie in coffin. all those worldly desires ends up oneday and do u believe in a life after? ? ?

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White Monkey 08 July 2015

Wow! I felt I was in the room! Thanks for sharing!

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Ramesh Rai 09 June 2015

Kiss is the initial step of love.First kiss can never be forgotten as it brings thunder and storm throughout the body. Its magnetic effect can be realised throughout the life especially in situation when you are denied further. All I could think was how he would be in bed And now I lay in my coffin and know I am dead. FULL MARKS.

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