That French Kiss & Six Kids (A Poem for a Prompt)

That particular year my high school,  back in New Orleans, didn’t graduate the most reverent group of seniors. This is what we penned in each others yearbooks: “Booze, beer, sex, and wine…we’re the class of ’69”. But, since it’s not an original poem, it cannot be my entry today. So you’ll have to suffer through this one.

That French Kiss & Six Kids

You were cute.
We beat all the odds
and went against
everything every nun ever told us –
we shared a french kiss
and didn’t get pregnant.
I haven’t a clue
what you could be up to now.
I hope
you have those six kids
you swore you wanted
that night
and that they’re
all baptized, confirmed, and married.
I’ve never considered myself lucky until


About Ellespeth

I'm a poet. Sometimes I write stories and other nonsense. Ellespeth

7 comments on “That French Kiss & Six Kids (A Poem for a Prompt)

  1. Glad Janice hit the spot, lol. I love the flow of this and the hint of something more 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on BalconyViewz and commented:
    It was always all about pretending it was all about sex in the 60’s. My offering for today’s prompt at
    take a peek at all the offerings .

  3. This is great! And you were so lucky not to get pregnant from French kissing!

    • LOL, Linda…oh gawd girl! Can you imagine me with kids? As I tell everyone….any kid, destined for my door, is now grateful the stork made a wrong turn 😛

  4. That was creative, Ellespeth.

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