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K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Updated on August 19, 2014
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Romeo and Juliet Kissing

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What is kissing?

K-I-S-S-I-N-G - a physically affectionate act. How many times have you kissed someone? When did you start? Different cultures associate different meanings with kissing but universally it is a show of emotion. Along with the emotions, it has health benefits. Really. According to webmd.com;

  • extra saliva washes bacteria off your teeth
  • you might burn two calories a minute
  • kissing and everything it engenders keeps us going strong, living long
  • it quells anxiety
  • The brain contains "a huge amount of receptors devoted to picking sensations from the lips,"

I bet you didn't know kissing could do all that! Kissing is second nature to us. I've written a little ditty about kissing that goes nowhere and comes from nowhere, it's just about kissing.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G

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K-I-S-S-I-N-G

K-I-S-S-I-N-G
Chanted by children to taunt, something that may later return to haunt
As they grow to know the true meaning, is it something that they're heart is gleaning

A soft touching of two sets of lips, when emotions rise like cargo ships
Setting sail without a load, an empty ship that will surely bode

No good for sailors sailing there, no load, no cargo, not even a prayer
But what of our two lips engaged, is this an act that has been staged

To take two lovers to levels high or is it all a big fat lie?


Sitting in a tree?

What brings emotions to these two that sets their lives all askew
Is love their new and sweet emotion or is it a sign of true devotion

That each has learned this kissing game or shall it have another name
Beginning with a new found hope that helps each lover learn to cope

With all that seems to rise within a place where emptiness had been.


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K-I-S-S-I-N-G
There are more kisses waiting there within our hearts with a great flare
That brings us out of a deep shell, a place we hide, we know so well

To start our life with new romance and give this feeling a start, a chance

So these two lips have a new sense of what we see will now commence
A romance that we both can share, perhaps a love if we so dare.

Start Kissing!

Kissing makes you happy, it can relieve stress, and it can make you healthy. Now, what better way to feel all these benefits while holding the person you love and KISSING them! Best thing? Its free! So, start your engines and start kissing!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      You are always educating us Vinaya, even in your comments. A show of affection, when done tastefully of course, should never be anything to be ashamed of.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Mary, in our culture public display of affection is considered a shameless act. However, the society is changing, people, especially young ones, are frequently seen kissing in the public places. I believe,if you love someone there is nothing degrading about showing your love.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I have to agree xstatic!

      You're right rajan, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone who didn't enjoy it!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A kiss comes so natural to all of us. We don't have to learn it and yet do we ever falter?! I don't know of anyone who doesn't like it.

      Great write. Enjoyable!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Ahhh, kissing, nothing quite like it. Great Hub!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Fennel! So glad you enjoyed this hub, kissing is always fun and should be lavished on those we love! Thanks for the votes and sharing.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      I LOVE kissing, I remember the playground chants and the teasing in the school yard. Kissing wasn't cool for many years, but I am making up for it in my later years. I kiss my grown up kids all the time and also my partner - kissing is awesome. Great film kisses here too. Thank you for a great hub about kissing!!! Well done. My votes to you and sharing!!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      How happy I am for you! I hope you and your girlfriend keep that beautiful feeling for years and years!

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      Unleashed Freedom 5 years ago from star dust, planet Gaia.

      i remember my first kiss so so vividly that i wrote about it here. was brilliant. my last kiss was with my girlfriend who i can never kiss enough. its . . . hard to describe how beautiful the feeling is. woooow .

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Smiles and memories are what keep us going. Glad I could add to yours Neil.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      mmmwwwaaaa - you have a cute way with humor. I do recall my first kiss... if you travel this way maybe I'll give you a kiss you can remember ... I know I would!

      So these two lips have a new sense of what we see will now commence

      A romance that we both can share, perhaps a love if we so dare.

      Thanks for the smiles, memories and fantasy!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hahaha "hub á trois!" I love it! I'm so in! :)

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I have three in May and one in June! Okay, let's figure out how to do a "hub á trois!"

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My daughters is June 16th. I favor June birthdays, for some reason...hehehe! I'm up for a duet "trio" hub!!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      First Effer - Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope you had a great day and a great dinner with Jim.

      Now, we definitely have to plan for June 25!!! Maybe a hub duet???

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Wellllll Girlfriends....Tills, Kim & Troublemaker..oops, I mean Sunshine.......Shall we harmonize to "Happy Birthday???" Key of "E" SUNSHINE...for ENOUGH!!!!

      Tills...I will be planning with you before June 25th!!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      My daughter's the 26th!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      25th. It's all in fun Tills!:))

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Turnaround is fair play Sunshine...June what?

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Got your birthday now. You could run, but you can't hide:)

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Aha! Should I tell? It's December 4.

      As for Effer, if you don't have a great Bday we're doing to descend on you (or should I say we're ascend because you're upstate?) Anyway, we're wishing you the best yet!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Sending kisses, hugs and lots of love to Tills and Effer J. One more day until Effer's bday!! When is yours Tills?

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Wow! We have a mutual admiration society going here, with a little twist of course! Effer again, we share traits. Yes, Kim, as you can see I was confused.

      Sunshine thanks for the tip! Effer you'll have to remind me when it's Sunshine's Bday, wouldn't want to miss that one.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      OMG.....see, Tillie? She's like a Jack rabbit! All over the place in seconds....doing all sorts of tricks and giving away secrets!! There's no way to stop her!

      Her BD is coming up in June. Help me think of some booby trap to set up!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I heard my name and rushed right over! Effer J's birthday is April 10th. I suggest we smother her with kisses!!! xxx

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Well, now Tillie....maybe that's because we all love one another here on HubPages and are on our BEST behavior most of the time?

      Trust me....I'm into being who we are and "owning it." People who know me well, will easily state that I can be the best friend imaginable....but, mess with my kids in any way and you have a not-so-nice-Mama Bear on your hands......or better said, "A Real Effin "B"!!

      Don't we all have that side to us under the right circumstances? But...you're right, basically I'm a fluffy Teddy Bear!

      I can at least promise Kim she'll never read a true crime story about me!! lol

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      Kim Cantrell 5 years ago from Deep In The Pages of a Book

      Ha! Glad to know I'm not the only one who pronounces it as Effer Jay!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I can't even imagine you being related to that epithet Effer!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Moonlake.

      Okay Effer, after that explanation I'll never forget it!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Tillie.....It's "Effer"....compliments of Sunshine...because she couldn't figure out my hub author name "fpherj"....so she called me Effer Jay....then everyone picked up on it because they thought it was funny......like swearing...like, Wow, what a real EFFER!....leave it to Sunshine! lol

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Oh yes, I remember that first kiss. Enjoyed your hub very cute.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Glad you enjoyed Brett. I guess you can tell I meant it to be more fun than serious. Thanks for the great vote and sharing!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Brilliant, just brilliant! What a fun peace to end my day on. Loved the line "when emotions rise like cargo ships" ... such an interesting comparison, very unique imagery.

      Sharing this, voted up and awesome.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Specialist I love your poem! Thanks for adding it. So glad you liked my hub and it's 'attachments'.

      Effie (never sure if it's "ie" or "y) anyway, I can imagine you with that great smile giving HUGE lip locks! I need to talk to that man!

      Ardie that was so cool!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Heheh I saw this the instant you posted it because it came up on my feed :) I was excited to be the first comment!!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I do remember my first kiss and my second. Don't ask about my third....well-guarded secret! LMAO.....oh heck, I'm just kidding.

      My last kiss? that was 15 minutes ago....one of those "Bye, Honey," pecks on the cheek, ya know? I can't understand why he doesn't greet me at the door with a huge lip lock when I get back home???? hmmmmm...I may need to look into this!

      Cutest hub, Tillie !!!

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      Specialist5 5 years ago

      If a kiss is such bliss, and it can be,

      Why refrain from a kiss, cause it should be,

      Sought with great fervor and passion,

      No matter your style or fashion.

      Kiss when you can because you should try,

      To get many kisses before time goes by,

      And there're no more blissful lips

      With which to share great moments of bliss.

      Thanks tillsontitan for the great hub. I was expecting to see the kiss on the beach, that the first kiss that came to mind when I started reading your hub. No problem. The video had many great kisses. The music was awesome as well.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks "E", guess we all have different memories. Glad you enjoyed.

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      This was cute! I didn't have my first kiss until I was an adult, so I don't know what it's like to have a childhood kiss. I voted this up and interesting.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Wow Ardie, you were on this like....I'd better not say that. Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed it!

      Sunshine, some things we just don't forget, good or bad ;)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Sweet kisses!! I remember mine. We're good friends on Facebook now! We still laugh about it. Fun hub!!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Aaw such a sweet ditty about Jack and Dia- oh sorry, no about k-i-s-s-i-n-g! I loved reading this. It reminded me of innocent first kisses and of the big passionate kisses between lovers :) Is there anything better in the world than a perfectly timed and perfectly placed kiss? (Yes I remember my first kiss and it was awful hahah oh, well)