Sunday, September 8, 2013

Poets United - Poetry Pantry #166 "He Kissed Me"

He Kissed Me

He kissed me
and I forgot 

we were different
as night and day.

He wasn't "safe",
wasn't "perfect".

His future?
An enthusiastic dream.

I could have gone on and on
about his faults,

but those baby blues
left me speechless

and then he kissed me.
Well, perfect and safe

never made me feel
like that.

by Margaret Bednar, originally published November 21, 2011

linked with Poets United - Poetry Pantry #166.  This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago - photo is of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward - of course my poem is not about them :)


jane hewey said...

hardly a need for perfect and safe when you can have the rest! this is wonderful, Margaret.

TexWisGirl said...

yup, head over heels. ;)

Mary said...

Ah, sometimes a kiss can really transport a person. And perfect becomes more important than 'safe.' Love this, Margaret.

Anonymous said...

oh indeed, & i have a few stories of my own along this vein - funny how 'safe' doesn't appeal in such cases

very nice write - brought back memories

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Is that Paul Newman? I'd ditch perfect and safe, too. Enjoyed.

Brian Miller said...

ha. love def overcomes those differences...or is it lust...ha....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love "perfect and safe never made me feel like that".

Abruvanamedsly said...

Bad is definitely good for this piece.

Nataša Dolenc said...

sweet.. liked it.

Susan said...

O, that abandon is sweet, the fruit is ripe and the poem--like the kiss--is perfect. Memories, poems like this, and fairy tales keep the moment alive and out of time, were we can retreat from time to time.

Anonymous said...

personally ~safe and kissing is an oxymoron ! :)
Faithfully Debbie

Kathryn said...

Smiling, love it.

Grace said...

One of my favorite pictures of the lovely couple ~ Very sweet & romantic write dear ~

kaykuala said...

Sensuously provocative and beautiful. One can never go wrong with Paul and Joanne! Nicely Marge!


Dom said...

100% love this.