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2. ...then choose which package you would prefer
3. ..and please
4. Once you have placed your refundable deposit,
I will complete your first draft within
2 -7 days,
depending on the package you have chosen.
The draft is sent via e-mail.
5. You get the chance to review your poem, maybe sharing it with family and friends for their opinion.
6. I then incorporate your comments and thoughts into a new draft.
7. Steps 5 + 6 are repeated until you are totally satisfied with the outcome.
8. Once the final draft is agreed upon, you choose the style of card you would like your poem presented in.
9. Your gift is then packaged and shipped express worldwide.
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A Unique Anniversary Gift
A great idea for any anniversary, A Gift of Poetry
is a truly romantic way of expressing your
innermost thoughts and feelings.
(Here's a good example of what can be achieved. Lynn was going to be celebrating their seventh "when we met" anniversary and wanted something special for his wife, Holly. Lynn has kindly given his permission for their poem and story to be published)
That Wondrous, Magical Day
What is your name : Lynn Batdorf
Why do you want the poem written: On July 21, 2004 we will celebrate our 7th "when we first met" anniversary - the poem is for this wonderful event. While we have been married nearly six years (we also celebrate our wedding anniversaries with great excitement), I especially value our "when we first met" anniversary, otherwise none of the subsequent wonderful life-altering events could have happened.
That Wondrous, Magical Day
I especially value this anniversary,
itís a celebration of ďwhen we first metĒ
and every day together seems to just get better,
and as the saying goes: "We ainít seen anything yetĒ.
The reason that this day is so special,
and why Iíll always hold this date dear to my heart,
well, without it, none of the following wouldíve happened,
Iíd better explain that Ė now where shall I start?
Maybe Iíll begin by looking upwards,
and thanking my lucky stars above,
because I know I'm lucky to have shared you,
I know that Iíve been blessed with your love.
Both of us had been married before,
so we know that life wasnít always a rose filled dream,
but ever since that wondrous, magical day,
weíve proved to the world we truly are a team.
When we met we were forty-three,
we knew ourselves and we knew the game,
just at that time, we didnít know each other,
and ever since, life has never been the same.
It began with an ad in the Washingtonian,
and was sealed in the house with no Japanese tea,
and I just wanted to say thank you,
truly, youíve made my world a better place to be.
Let us not put it all behind us,
because we need to be proud of our past,
and four out of eighteen responses is pretty good odds,
Iím just so glad that I was the lucky last.
This year our forties will be over,
and my love for you continues to grow,
and we havenít yet had our first argument,
but Iíll argue thereís something you need to know.
I am who I am because of you,
and you put all boxwood in the shade,
and deciding to share my life with you,
well, that was the best decision I ever made.
Thereís some beautiful music played on an old fiddle,
so Iím looking to our September years with haste,
because I know weíll enjoy our empty nest,
and knowing us, we wonít put a single minute to waste.
I know we finish each otherís sentences,
and I also know that on earth, Iíve found my heaven,
so Iíll leave you to name that magical wondrous day,
it was July 21st, Nineteen Ninety ______.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2004
Lynn kindly replied:
The second draft is wonderful! Thanks for the changes.
For the Handmade Card, I would like you to use verse #6, the paragraph that starts with "It began with an ad in the Washingtonian..."
Please use gold for the card.
The personal message with the card should read:
For Love, All my love! Love.
(the middle "love" should be lower case)
For the paper, please use: Wildflowers.
Yes, I'd love to have you include the original drafts and comments with the finished package!!
Please let me know if I'm forgetting anything, or if you need any more information.
This entire experience (working with you) has been an extremely exciting and pleasurable event for me. Thank you very much for providing such a wonderful and unique service.
Al the very best,
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