The Last Kiss

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The Last Kiss


The early morning tangle on the pillow

 where she slept.

Her fingers softly curling round a treasure

which she kept

Enmeshed within this living cage, lest it

should fly away

And leave her only memories of such

a perfect day.


The palest hint of colour tinged her cheeks

like sunrise now.

Dark lashes fringed her eyelids – slender tendrils

framed her brow,

Whilst her lips, relaxed, so tender, by a

deeper hue defined

Smiled a shy, but silent, message - masking

secrets in her mind.


For her lover, tug of heartache as he

plants upon her cheek

One last tender touch of caring, yet too light

to break her sleep.

Though it well may break her heart and will forever

scar her life,

When she wakes alone and learns by phone –

He’s gone back to his wife!







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Dave Bradley

Sun 10th Feb 2013 07:44

This is not by me - it is by Yvonne. The link to it was broken. I've managed to re-post it so that it can be part of the Cat competition voting

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Sat 26th Jan 2013 14:56

A fabulous relaxing read flowing smoothly with perfect rhythm and rhyme.Well done !!

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Jeff Dawson

Mon 21st Jan 2013 07:36

Hi Yvonne, some great lines hee and I like the structure of the poem, great twist at the end! Thanx for comment on Double Barrel Deidre X

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Steve Higgins

Wed 16th Jan 2013 00:52

Love this, nice twist at the end too! Thanks Yvonne

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Nick Clifton

Wed 9th Jan 2013 01:12

Romance is not dead, just hiding. Ta muchly for an enjoyable nip in the tail. Nick.

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John Coopey

Tue 8th Jan 2013 18:06

...But either way I did enjoy the poem immensely.

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John Coopey

Tue 8th Jan 2013 18:05

You'll have to help me out with this one, Yvonne.
I didn't realise it was about a cat. I thought it was about a space in your bed. I was hoping to apply for the position.
...But if I'm next to a bloody cat I think I'll pass.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 7th Jan 2013 20:58

Bloody men!
what would we do without them?
-do NOT answer that! haha.

Very enjoyable piece Lady B.xx

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Dave Bradley

Mon 7th Jan 2013 15:26

Hi Yvonne. Good to see an early entry. Could you possibly change the tag to 'Cat comp' which will help myself and others not to miss it as the month goes on. Thank you

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Mon 7th Jan 2013 08:09

Oh the swine - I'd say that's copping out not allowing her to sleep! Some cats need letting out of bags!

Nice dreamy romantic feel to this one Yvonne - you set us up well! And I'm so glad someone's got the fur ball rolling :)

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