Saturday, February 8, 2014

Do it yourself Valentine's Day love poem

I posted this poem last year, but it applies any year, so I'm reposting it for all you tongue-tied lovers.

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I like writing poems, even though I’m not all that great at it.  It’s a curse. *sigh* This particular poem is something I wrote as a do-it-yourself project where it could apply to anyone.  It’s not great, but it’ll do in a pinch for anyone who just can’t weave words.  I hereby give you permission to use it in any way that doesn’t include making money from it.

This love poem can be used any time of the year, but is especially useful on Valentine’s Day.  The language is such that it can apply to man or woman of any orientation.

Everything in italics is a customizable option.  Choose one, delete the others, un-italicize it.

 *** section *** marks the 6 different sections of the poem.  In most cases, there are options where the entire verses can be personalized.  Delete the parts that don’t apply.

Seriously: delete the extra parts and get rid of the italics once you choose the word you like, otherwise it’s going to look very lame when you give it to your significant other.  ;)
A Poem of Love

*** section 1 ***

My darling wife, husband, fiancé, lover, partner, girlfriend, boyfriend.
Thank you for being in my life.
You mean so very much to me.
I don’t always tell you how much I love, adore, admire, worship, care about you, think you’re totally awesome. 

You brighten my days with your light.
You make my nights bearable with your warmth.
Your presence brings joy to my heart.
Your kiss, hug, embrace, touch makes life wonderful.

*** section 2 ***


Option 1: For a new relationship, this:

Meeting you has been the best experience in my life.
It feels like I’m walking on air when I’m with you.
The clouds are smiling as we pass them by.
Stars twinkle in approval when we soar through the atmosphere.

The touch of your hand thrills me.
The sound of your voice brings me joy.
The sight of your smile makes my knees weak.
The gaze of your eyes fulfills me.

Option 2: For a long relationship, this:

Our lives together have been the grandest adventure of all.
We have seen and done so many things together.
Our journey has been filled with good times and difficult ones.
And there is much more to be explored.

The touch of your hand still thrills me.
The sound of your voice still brings me joy.
The sight of your smile still makes my knees weak.
The gaze of your eyes still fulfills me.

*** section 3 ***

Option 1: If life has been hard, this:

There have been so many challenges for us to face lately.
Every time we move forward, we get pushed back.
Just getting through to the next day seems impossible.
The universe seems determined to see our failure.

You keep me going.
You make those challenges bearable.
You help me to take each impossible step.
You are my success.

Option 2: If life has been good, this:

We have met every challenge presented to us.
We step forward whenever life would push us back.
Every day is brighter when I’m with you.
The universe basks in our triumph.

You keep me going.
You make every challenge bearable.
You help me to take each wonderful step.
You are my success.

*** section 4 ***

Option 1: If the target person has had hard times, this:

Lately it seems like the world has been out to get you.
I’ve seen you suffer at the treatment of others.
Your confidence has been shattered.
It hurts me to see you in so much pain.

You are the most amazing person I have met in my life.
Others do not see your potential as I do.
You don’t always see your own abilities.
Look and see how wonderful you are in the reflection of my eyes.

Option 2: If the target person has been successful, this:

The world is in awe of your ability.
Others look to you for inspiration.
You are poised and self-assured.
You are a leader in all that you do.


You are the most amazing person I have met in my life.
You have the potential to change the world.
I am better for knowing you.
Look and see how wonderful you are in the reflection of my eyes.

*** section 5 ***

Add if the person has children, delete if not.

When I look at our children, it fills me with wonder.
There is so much hope in their eyes.
The world around them frightens us.
But we give them love, compassion and the tools to succeed.

*** section 6 ***

When I’m not with you, it hurts.
When I’m not with you, there is an emptiness within.
When I’m not with you, sorrow fills me.
When I’m not with you, the smile disappears from my face.

I give you this poem.
To tell you how magnificent you are.
To let you know how beautiful, handsome you are.
I am the luckiest man, woman, person in the world for having you by my side.




I hope this is helpful to all you lovebirds out there.

All my best,

John H. Carroll

3 comments:

Al Fetherlin said...

If I liked poetry at all, this would be very helpful. I usually just steal bits of song and write them on the fridge. That way it appears I'm romantic.

John H. Carroll said...

*grin* I usually mangle songs and the kids don't let me sing anymore.

ROOOOXXAAAAANNNNNNEEEEEE!!!! You don't have to put on the red light. ROOOOXXAAAAANNNNNNEEEEEE!!!! . . . .

Alicia Conway said...

Wow! So nice! Valentine's Day is great opportunity to make something special and personal:
Valentine's hint.
By the way, I followed you up with GFC, it'd be great if you follow me back.