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Valsa George


A Healing Kiss


Bearing a crown of thorns
Someone planted a kiss
Scarring my face, the spikes
Pricked deep, letting
A stream of blood down

But,

Like a gush of summer rain
It cooled my smouldering spirits
Slumbered my frayed nerves
And loosened my taut muscles!

Submitted: Friday, March 29, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 12,713 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/28/2014 12:17:00 PM)

    The tragedy and the irony well blended so as to sound phenomenal........Valsa......the rarest of rare poems
    I have ever read..........great piece from a great writer........... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,032 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/2/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    The love behind painful words, sometimes becomes a pleasantry. That is how I understood your poem. It's a lovely poem. Well deserved rating of number 10. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,922 Points Khairul Ahsan (2/13/2014 9:40:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem you have presented us! The eye catching title attracts, and then when one reads the poem, one is left bewildered, open to an array of enigmatic questions- how can a kiss that pricks and lets 'a stream of blood down', be so cooling and soothing? Obviously the thorns, the spikes, the pricks and 'stream of blood' are metaphors, as is the 'gush of summer rain'. The two contrasting metaphorical portrait is uncommon, but not altogether unknown. Some (or many?) of us may find such contrasts in our own lives, if we take a journey down the memory lane and discover how wonderfully the scenario matches our own experience.
    This poem deserves nothing less than 10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 222 Points Marie Shine (12/15/2013 5:18:00 AM)

    A bitter-sweet poem from your poetic pen, Valsa. Oxymoron exquisitely detailed, as is simile and alliteration and metaphor also. The rose is a very beautiful flower, the thorns are for the flower's own protection, but situations in life can be rough, at the same time healing and your finely crafted poem expresses this so artistically to your readier. Thank you for sharing, Valsa... Blessings always... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,627 Points Amitava Sur (10/21/2013 9:48:00 PM)

    The love's petals were sprinkled on you with a delicate kiss........ very nice (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points Patricia Grantham (7/18/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    A healing kiss is like a balm that relaxes the nerves and soothes the
    soul. When given it can also wash out the impurities of the heart and
    give it a new jump start that in turn enlivens the body and spirit. A very
    inspiring write. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,219 Points Ken E Hall (6/17/2013 4:47:00 AM)

    Powerful words indeed can't help seeing Jesus in this wonderful poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Yasmeen Khan (5/9/2013 12:17:00 PM)

    Built on paradoxes: kisses and thorns; pricking and cooling the poem has an unusual theme. In fact life is full of dichotomies. I find it a philosophical poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,053 Points Elena Sandu (4/12/2013 5:54:00 PM)

    This is wonderful, brilliant! Yes indeed I think the little kiss of pain could help our search for kindness to touch the point of self awareness. A lovely poem thank you for share dear friend! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,490 Points Anthony Di''anno (4/12/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    Wonderfully expressive. Simply exquisite and perfectly poised. I love the way each line connects with the next. The simplicity belies the genius. (Report) Reply

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