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4. Once you have placed your refundable deposit,
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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.
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A Unique Birthday Gift
A great idea for any birthday, A Gift of Poetry
is an excellent way of expressing your
innermost thoughts and feelings.
(This is a truly remarkable story. Kerstin survived a plane crash in 1999 with a broken back. Miraculously, she went on to give birth to Nicholas in 2003. Kerstin wanted something special for Nicholas's first birthday. Kerstin now lives in Cape Town, South Africa, hence the reference to Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles, two very impressive local landmarks. Kerstin has kindly given her permission for her poem and story to be published)
Miracle On Earth
What is your name : Kerstin Pabst
Miracle On Earth
Hello, my wonderful Nicholas,
these words are just for you,
because we're proud of who you are,
and we're very proud of what you do.
We know you're still a little young,
and you haven't quite learned your ABC,
but we just wanted you to know you're beautiful,
you've made our worlds a great place to be.
Your grandparents simply love you to bits,
and there, there's a lot of wisdom for you to behold,
and we're all so looking forward to your future,
and to your stories, as yet unwritten and untold.
We want you to know that you're so very loved,
and yes, you're our own miracle on this Earth,
and we both know the value of your love,
we know exactly what one life is really worth.
You see, when that plane was on it's way down,
I thought my life had ended there and then,
the who's, the what's and why's had been decided,
it was just a matter of waiting for the when.
But we nearly walked away from that plane crash,
and I would have done so, apart from a broken back,
and so now, I'm mostly confined to a wheelchair,
but has my resolve been weakened? Not a crack.
Because out of those ashes a phoenix arose,
and you have helped me to get back on my feet,
you gave me the purpose to get well again,
and never has a victory tasted so very sweet.
Because I never thought I'd fall with you,
and let me tell you this, you weren't an easy time,
but you gave me the strength to go through it,
after that, Table Mountain I could easily climb.
The support of your Dad was simply tremendous,
and I would never have managed it on my own,
the family all pulled together and supported me,
I'm very grateful for all the love that was shown.
And you too will feel the warmth from that love,
and it will build you up as you grow and grow,
and I know you'll be close to Andreas,
oh yes, there's one other that you should know:
We will always be there for you,
no matter what happens, no matter what,
because we know the true meaning of life,
and with you, we know exactly what we've got.
And sometimes my heart gets to feel heavy,
I feel sorry that I won't be able to help you with your sports,
but I promise, I'll make it up to you in other areas,
now I want to leave with you just with a couple of thoughts:
I hope you never feel ashamed of your mommy,
I know I'm different, but so is everyone else, in their own way,
and please, never judge a book by it's cover,
I've heard that's what very wise men have to say.
Because you've got to look what's inside,
that's the important bit, it's what's within,
and if you only look on the surface,
well, your journey will never really get to begin.
But I know you're going to be greater than that,
because I feel like you're just one of the Gods,
you have the Universe at your fingertips,
and you're arrived here, against all the odds.
May the Twelve Apostles look over you,
and may they guide you and keep you safe from fear,
and may you live your full and true potential,
Nicholas, you've already had a miraculous year.
We just wanted to say: "Happy 1st Birthday",
I guess that's really what these words are for,
here's to you, Nicholas, our miracle on earth, you're wonderful,
and here's to our everlasting love for evermore.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2004
Thank you so much for your first draft. Sorry that I came back to you just today but I was in Zimbabwe until yesterday. When I read your poem tears were running down. I was really touched and I like it very much. You absolutely found the right words to express my thoughts and feelings. You donít need to do any changes. I love it as it is. Once again thank you.
If you would like to publish it I donít have any problems. Please do.
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