S.W.A.L.K.

Sealed With a Loving Kiss
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Sealed With a Loving Kiss

I can see him standing nervously

Alone at the school gate

Hopping from one foot to another

My stomach does a little skip

My cheeks start burning

He sees me and waves

I smile

We stand side by side

Feeling shy and awkward

Words don’t come easily

The school bell rings

Our hands touch

As he places something there

Shy smiles

And he runs away

Books in hand

He turns and waves

My feet no longer

Touch the ground

On the way to class

There in my hand

Is his love letter

S.W.A.L.K.

Written in large bold letters

Surrounded by hearts

Crudely drawn

I open it excitedly

More hearts

More kisses

And there in large letters

B.O.L.T.O.P.

Better on Lips than on Paper

My heart quickens

Will today be the day

Of that first kiss?

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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Oh, yes I hope so!! I can feel the excitiment and anticipation and flashbacks to me aged....mmmm....maybe 12ish!!! So innocent, so beautiful!!!


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Oh boy this brings back memories, what a thrill. Beautiful

I often wonder where my childhood sweetheart is now.

Thanks for the memories MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Fennelseed, yes I was about 11-12 years old, there was quite a build-up to that first kiss!!

Hope you enjoyed re-living your flashbacks!

Many thanks for your comments, take care and enjoy your day:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Rosemay, I'm glad it bought back some sweet memories for you:-)

Many thanks for reading and your lovely comments, take care.


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felicitylovespari 5 years ago

I had never heard of SWALK, but what a treat to read.

Sealed with a loving kiss, Felicity :)


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I could float away thinking about this. Have a great day.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Those growing up days are so sweet. So many firsts that remain precious in the heart. sigh


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

ahh past days of youth and innocents. Lovely poem, just lovely.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Great hub. It brought back memories.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi felicity, S.W.A.L.K. is just so sweet and romantic especially when you are just 11 years old!

Thank you for visiting and your lovely comment, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, all these years later I can still remember that 'floating' feeling:-)

Thank you for dropping by and your comments, best wishes and try to keep your feet on the ground:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, oh the sweet innocence of youth and the anticipation of that first kiss:-)

Thanks for visiting and your comments, enjoy your day!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ruffridyer, sweet memories never to be forgotton!

Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, I appreciate it, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Pamela, those growing up years are such precious memories!

Thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes and have a lovely day!


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LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

This was precious. It does evoke memories from that time. Thanks for sharing!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Movie Master. Great memories you share. I can remember like yesterday love letters I wrote and received back in those youthful days. They were so sweet and innocent. And that first kiss! Wow, simple lovely.

Thanks for sharing yours and helping me to go back to those wonderful days full of innocent love!

Voted up, up and away!


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Ohhhh, makes cold chills.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I once did something like that anonymously, but somehow, she knew who it was, and planted a big one on me in the playground in front of all my buddies. You can imagine the grief I caught after that!

Great memories! Voted up.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi LABrashear, a note containing the words S.W.A.L.K. or B.O.L.T.O.P was like being given some treasure, it was a special feeling:-) thank you for dropping by and your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Dex, those days of innocent love were precious, I remember I had a great pile of those letters before I got the first kiss!

Many thanks for your comments, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi PenMePretty, it's quite a trip down memory lane:-)

Many thanks for visiting and your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Will, B.O.L.T.O.P. eh Will - perhaps not?

Many thanks for visiting and your hiarious comment and vote, take care.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderfully told poem, I love it. up/awesome/beautiful


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is so sweet. That first kiss, never to be forgotten.. I loved it!!!!


SusieQ42 5 years ago

Now it's not a secret anymore, Movie Master!!! Sweet poem, thank you.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

That was so refreshing! I had never heard of SWALK, so your title intrigued, and the poem delivered. Thanks for the memories!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

How very well you captured the Innocents of the Moment of Young Love, in this Lovely Poem Movie Master...certainly brings back Memories of that First awaited Kiss.


Sueswan 5 years ago

So sweet and adorable. :-)


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi MM

Giddy giddy giddy with ecstasy! Your poems are brill.

Voting up and beautiful

Cloverleaf. x


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moneycop 5 years ago from JABALPUR

beautyful


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a lovely poem, Movie Master. I had forgotten what S.W.A.L.K. meant until I read your hub, and then the memories returned!


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

I have never heard of S.W.A.L.K., but love how you write your poems. I will never forget my first kiss and the feelings that led up to it. Thank you for sharing such beautiful poetry.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, those first love letters were so precious:-)

Thank you for visiting and your comments, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruby, It was quite a build up to that first kiss! sweet memories:-)

Always nice to see you thank you for your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susie, glad you enjoyed it! thank you for commenting, take care and have a great weekend.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Homesteadbound, I was surprised you had never heard of S.W.A.L.K. Glad you enjoyed the memories!

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi B.Malin, I had to wait a long time for that first kiss, it was so sweet and innocent:-)

Thank you for visiting and your comments, take care.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue, ah young love...

Thank you for dropping by and your comments, it's much appreciated, enjoy your day.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cloverleaf, I'm glad you enjoyed sharing my memory of S.W.A.L.K. and B.O.L.T.O.P. I wonder if kids still use it today, I doubt it!!

Hugs x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Moneycop, it's nice to see you, glad you enjoyed my poem, many thanks for commenting, enjoy your weekend!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Alicia, I had forgotton about S.W.A.L.K. something just jogged my memory, you don't hear it said these days!

Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care and have a wonderful weekend.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi tipoague, thank you so much for your lovely comments, I don't think any of us every forget that first special kiss! take care and enjoy your day!


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

This is a lovely prose. Very heart warming. Voted Up and

awesome. :)

Regards,

A.CreativeThinker


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi A.CreativeThinker, many thanks for dropping by, your lovely comments and vote, it's very much appreciated, take care and have a super weekend!


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

The first love note I wrote was turned in to the teacher and I had to stay in all recess. It was horrible. Glad this one turned out good!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Your very talented. Can't wait to read more of your work. Voted up!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jackie, thanks for sharing the memory:-)

Exchanging notes at the school gate usually went undetected, much safer! having to stay in all recess was a bit harsh!

Many thanks for your comments, take care and have a great weekend.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi thelyricwriter, many thanks for dropping by, your follow and comments, it's much appreciated, take care and see you soon:-)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this was lovely! it brought it all back in a rush! lol anticipation!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Nell, sweet memories of youth....

Thank you for your visit and comments, take care.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

SWALK was unknown to me but your poem explained it:) The poem was so lovely and brought memories back for me too! It is amazing how the great excitement of the first kiss can come back even though many years have past since then:)

Tina


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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

My god that takes me back to the school playground. There was another one you may be familiar with. See if you can remember what P.O.L.O was. Answers on a post card please.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Wow, awesome, that first kiss; never forgotten!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Tina, the build up to that first kiss went on for quite a long time I remember!!

Thank you so much for your comments, best wishes


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

You were years ahead of me, i used to run away from my own shadow. Nicely done though, sweet and pure. Cheers


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Terishere 5 years ago

awwww that was so sweet and cute!! I could have never done that though when I was young lol


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi poshcoffeeco, aah yes I'm not sure I can print the answer here!!

Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, enjoy your day and take care:-)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi acaetnna, I remember the letters and the build up more so than the first kiss:-)

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi attemptedhumour, I remember that shyness... oh sweet memories!

Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Teri, I was painfully shy at that age, I don't know where I got the courage from:-)

Thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes and see you soon.


september girl 5 years ago

Sweet poem-story, Movie Master. You brought back the days of youth in one final swoop! : ) Up and awesome all the way!!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi september girl, oh those days were so sweet and innocent, all wrapped up in youthful shyness:-)

Many thanks for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

More hearty years of sweet kisses. I love this poem of your past years. Awesome!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ubanichijioke, I enjoyed writing about these sweet memories of a sweet innocence, happy days of youth...

Many thanks for your comments, take care.


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shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

The innocence and the thrill :) Beautiful ..there is nothing like love :)

Thanks for sharing :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi shimmering Dawn, they were such sweet memories, especially the anticipation of that first kiss!

Many thanks for your comments, take care.


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JeniferRW 5 years ago from Couch

Voted up across the board again, another perfect hub, this is just the most perfect picture of innocence I have seen in a long time. You can almost feel the way these kids feel in the expectation of a first love. So beautiful and sweet. Love it.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jenifer, in all honesty I have to say the expectation and build up to that first kiss was more exciting than the actual kiss!

Thank you for your great comments! MM


Derdriu 5 years ago

MovieMaster: What a charming, humorous, nostalgic poetic remembrance of young love!

Thank you, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Derdriu, Many thanks for your lovely comments and votes, they mean a great deal to me, best wishes MM

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