1. Please decide the key messages that you would like to include....
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 Birthday Gift
A great idea for any birthday, A Gift of Poetry
can be a funny and romantic way to express your innermost feelings.
Whether for a friend, your partner or for your parents, a birthday poem will make the day an unforgettable experience.
(Here's a good example of what can be achieved. Dotty was going to be holding a surprise party and wanted something special for her husband, David. Dotty has kindly given her permission for her poem and
story to be published)
So is Mine
What is your name: Dorothy (Dotty) Crowley
What style of poem would you prefer (happy, sad, romantic etc.): happy, funny
So is Mine
Family and friends ,
can I have your attention please?
Because every now and then in life,
there's opportunity you should seize.
And that moment is upon us,
because 60 years ago, David had his birth day,
and I've got some thoughts on my mind,
yes, there's some heartfelt words that I need to say:
Firstly, I'd like to begin by saying "I love you",
I'd like to thank you for the best years of my life,
I'd like to salute your kindness, generosity and love,
I'm very proud to be called "your wife".
Before we were married I was a divorced single Mom,
and I'd been that way for nigh on twenty years,
I'd persevered through life, mostly on my own,
and yes, there were some heartaches, some tears.
But all that changed when David came along,
and the clouds went away and the sun came out,
and as a husband, a father, a step dad, a father-in-law, a son,
well, he's taught us all what love is really about.
He's a man of strong conviction,
and no jokes please, he likes to debate,
actually, sometimes they turn into lectures,
(I know what to say but always too late).
The first time David took me away we went camping,
I'm not the outdoorsy type (so I knew it was love),
and although the first night we stayed in the Hotel le Sabre,
the camping was wonderful (with clear skies above).
He's made up for it since then,
because we've really had our sails unfurled,
Ireland, England, Spain, France, Italy, Hawaii and Alaska,
we're starting to explore other camp sites around the world.
David and I have a number of things in common,
his birth date is August 15 (and so is mine),
however, for the record, I am much younger,
and there's just a hint of melancholy in the very next line.
His Dad's name was Harold (so was mine),
Skippy was his and Skipper was my childhood pet,
and David once took me into the fun house at Canobie Lake,
in the 6th grade, so it's destiny that once again, we've met.
David plays tennis but is obsessed with golf,
although the rules don't apply to him (only me),
and when he first started he was a little S-L-O-W,
but now he gets around fairly speed-i-ly.
But seriously, David, I really love you,
I've never told you just how wonderful you are,
but if my love for you were a distance,
then it would be further than the furthest star.
And I just wanted to say Happy 60th Birthday,
but I thought I'd save that until the very last line,
and now your hand is holding the hand of the one you love,
and let me tell you, guess what? So is mine!
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2004
Dotty kindly replied:
Thanks for the first draft; it is really outstanding. The only thing in question is the very last portion: "and if your hand was holding the had of the one you love, well, let me tell you, guess what? So was mine!"
I would like it to say something like "and now your hand is holding the hand of the one you love, and let me tell you guess what? So is mine!" I don't care for the "if".
I've marked a few other places below. (All changed in the 2nd draft. ED)
Thanks again, Dotty Crowley
We had a close call with delivery but Dotty then said;
Yes, Beth did send me the shipping details and I just now received my package from our mail room! Thank you , thank you, thank you. I am surely relieved. The package and presentation is beautiful and despite the close call, I am extremely pleased.
All the best, Dotty Crowley
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