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.

Topic(s) of this poem: Kiss


Comments about A Kiss by Elena Plotkin

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/6/2016 7:58:00 AM)

    A kiss of love with care. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (11/25/2015 10:12:00 AM)

    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.

    you are comparing and contrasting the kiss of innocence and the loss of innocence. yes these are human experiences. we go through it. this is the path of life. it makes mature. thank you for this thoughtful poem. tony (Report) Reply

  • Hannington Mumo (11/12/2015 8:41:00 AM)

    The kiss of lost innocence...Indeed! You write ever so well. I miss to read more of your nuggets in the coming days. Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/8/2015 2:13:00 PM)

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

  • Bri Edwards 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ramesh Rai 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

  • Bri Edwards 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

  • Adeline Foster Adeline Foster (7/22/2013 5:03:00 PM)

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

  • Khairul Ahsan 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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