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Dedicated to Glenn, who I hear now lives somewhere still in Alabama, having fathered a huge number of children with his wife (Glad I escaped THAT)

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I’d kissed at least one boy by age fourteen. Disappointment was the taste it left. Although it was short, it was far from sweet. In contrast, my second kiss was lengthy. Its honey lingered in my mouth all night. Oh, Alabama summer of my 14th year! The month was either August or July. Visiting my best friend Sheila’s state, I met her 19-year-old cousin Glenn (a preacher’s son was he!) Wearing a skort (I still remember it- (a half skirt, half shorts outfit with patterns red and blue). I got into the back seat of a car with Sheila’s cousin. She sat in the front with the driver, her boyfriend Jack. Glenn liked to tease and make me laugh. I was a cherry red/raspberry blue popsicle melting in the sweltering humidity, but melting too with the thrill of sitting next to handsome, winsome Glenn. Jack drove us all around and up and down so many rolling hills. My stomach too was rolling with excitement (Glenn’s arm had found its way around my shoulders). Before sunset arrived we stopped to park. I don’t remember where. I didn’t care. Feelings I had never felt before were now exploding! I only can recall those soft, smooth, sweet, long kisses into the night and a song on the car radio, its lyrics crooning “Marry me Bill . . . I love you so, I always will. . .” YES YES YES my young heart swooned! So innocent was I in my tight blue top with the well-matched blue/red skort, reveling in my youth's greatest joy in that back seat as my friend Sheila was in her own world making out with Jack. Glenn must have been at least on his hundredth or perhaps five-hundreth time around the block, and there was I with him - naive and dreamy-eyed on that perfectly romantic summer evening. July 21, 2021 For A Lovely Memory Poetry Contest Sponsor: Regina McIntosh

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Date: 10/4/2021 12:21:00 PM
Well Andrea, its all there isn't normal so great? At times.' You reflect to me here a part of all The joy in the universe just in that back seat I Feel the sultry air, searching looks and the Effervesce of youth, also the not needing any More than just that! You touch on eternal truth's manifest in one Night's tale.)
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Date: 10/1/2021 4:05:00 PM
Very sweet and very descriptive memories that happened a little later in life. But memories for many.
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Date: 9/29/2021 9:51:00 AM
Such innocent sweet love living again and again in your memory - now shared with us as we remember our first kiss! Congratulations on your win! Blessings and a hug.
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Date: 9/29/2021 5:02:00 AM
Your vivid memory encouraged mine to surface. This write is so deserving of your trophy win my friend! I thoroughly enjoyed reading every impressive line. Thank you and congratulations! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 9/28/2021 7:29:00 PM
Just came here to see if this awesome write did win... and yes... Congrats on your TOP win dear Ria... You DESERVED it!!... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Date: 9/28/2021 5:47:00 PM
Bravo, Andrea. A delight to read ~ and yes, that was the song of the times ~ beautifully penned poem. Bravo on your most deserving win!
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Date: 9/27/2021 10:21:00 PM
tbh with all due respect beautiful summarisation but its lacking somewhere, it doesn't pass the pleasant to the ear test for me .
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Date: 9/27/2021 11:59:00 AM
Hey congratulations on your win Andrea, and I saw in the comments, it was POTD as well... Wow, double congratulations
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Date: 9/26/2021 1:14:00 PM
I return to offer many congratulations on your fantastic trophy win!!!
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Date: 9/26/2021 12:01:00 PM
Dropping back with many congrats on your trophy win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/26/2021 11:39:00 AM
Congratulations 9n your trophy win. Enjoy your weekend.
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Date: 9/26/2021 10:46:00 AM
Congratulations on first place.
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Date: 9/26/2021 10:15:00 AM
Where to start? Congrats is what is sitting on my tongue. Yay, you! You didn't know they were kisses that keep on giving, many decades later. I'll skip all the "juicy" reactions until we're alone on the phone. This says a lot to me about Regina's taste but not too much about cars and drive-in theaters. I'm being mis-behaved and silly - such a mood is a once a day need! Very good, Sweetheart. CayCay
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/26/2021 10:18:00 AM
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Date: 9/26/2021 7:31:00 AM
Wonderful memory... so memorable and reminds me of my own teenage years. Love it. Congrats on a top win. God bless you, Love, Gina
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Date: 9/26/2021 6:57:00 AM
Wonderful write! You brought us there…to that back seat. In innocence, dreaming with you! Big congrats on POTD!
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Date: 9/25/2021 9:10:00 AM
Hi ANDREA MY DEAR FRIEND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR POTD WHAT AN AWESOME WRITE AND THE BUTTERFLIES THAT GO WITH THAT FIRST KISS IS INTENSE. GLAD WE GOT POTD THREE DAYS APART - LOVELY TO BE YOUR FRIEND. HUGS AND BLESSINGS JENNIFER
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Date: 9/24/2021 2:25:00 AM
Good see an ' old timer poet' gifting in this feature Andrea
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Date: 9/24/2021 2:17:00 AM
Beautiful narration of a thrilling experience. Congratulations!
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Date: 9/23/2021 8:20:00 PM
Awe, I love that you poured out your soul.. I didn't even get my first kiss until i was 17.. Congratulations on POTD :)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 9/23/2021 9:34:00 PM
I got my BEST kiss at 17!!!
Date: 9/23/2021 7:14:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea! This took me back in memory to the old days of youth, hmmm, skorts, I remember those! I saw some at the store the other day, they are so adorable and practical! What a fun write, the sweet memories of youth! <3
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Date: 9/23/2021 5:41:00 PM
I don't know how I missed this one before, Andrea, but I did. Must've been on vacation or playing catch-up. CONGRATULATIONS!!! on P.O.T.D. It is a delightful poem.
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Date: 9/23/2021 11:32:00 AM
Blushing. I feel like I have invaded a very intimate moment by reading these words from your pen. This is beautiful, exciting and playful, all at the same time. A moment like this, you never forget. Your "first kiss". Thank you for sharing this memory. Your thoughts bring a smile. Congratulations Andrea, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
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Date: 9/23/2021 10:34:00 AM
WoW! Andrea, I found this to be so cute and romantic. Thanks for sharing your lovely memory about your first kiss. Congratulations on getting poem of the day. It was well deserved. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/23/2021 10:30:00 AM
Maybe the song should have been, "the only one who could ever reach you was the son of a preacher man", a wonderful romantic memory Andrea, Congrats on POTD
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Date: 9/23/2021 9:16:00 AM
Oh, the memories your poem recalled. That first kiss with a "real" boyfriend. Mine was three grades smarter than me, taller, more mature. Thank you for evoking memories long buried, and congratulations on POTD!
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