Christine Lynn Mahoney
Katie kissed me! Yuck, it's true!
My face took on a greenish hue.
My knees, like jelly, started shaking.
Then my stomach started quaking.
Slobber slithered down my cheek.
My consciousness was growing weak.
My ears were ringing, head was spinning.
But all the while Kate was grinning.
My heart was pounding through my shirt.
My tongue felt like I just ate dirt.
Though you may think I've lost my brain,
I wish she'd kiss me once again!
Text © Christine Lynn Mahoney, reprinted from If
Kids Ruled the School published by Meadowbrook Press.
Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use
of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.