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A Unique Gift of Love
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. Yvonne wanted something special for Andy, "the love of her life". Yvonne has kindly given her permission for her poem and story to be published)
The True One - A tale of truth and love
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The True One
We met through work about thirty months ago,
and ever since, my feet have hardly touched the ground,
I never knew that I could feel this kind of happiness,
I never knew "I love you" would be such a lovely sound.
You see, I fancied you like crazy from the start,
and I must admit that our initial flirting was great fun,
eventually you asked me to meet you for a drink,
and I jumped at the chance (to find the 'true one').
My heart raced in your presence,
God, never before had I felt so alive,
and our meetings became a regular thing,
I just couldn't wait for next week to arrive.
Of course, we talked about our previous relationships,
and at any time, that can be quite hard,
I must admit I embellished a few facts,
and that could have left us both battle scarred.
Because I didn't want you to think I didn't have feelings,
in truth, the strings were already pulling in my heart,
but I was scared to jump, I was scared to fall,
I wanted love but I honestly didn't know where to start.
Now, you're the sort of person who says it as it is,
but I'd been practicing making life rosy for a while,
so when it started getting serious between us,
I started to run a better then four minute mile.
I was so scared to fall in and be immersed,
I was scared of not being able to breathe,
I realize now how truly stupid I was,
there before me, was my very own dream to believe.
But there's always a sort of safety in what you know,
but that safety is where love and dreams perish and die,
I'd become like a hot potato, backwards and forwards,
I'd leap out of the fire and then into the pan to fry.
I knew that I wanted to love this wonderful man (yes, that's you),
but I was scared of the rejection that might follow,
and I know from experience, life can serve up bitter pills,
and yes, some of them can be very hard to swallow.
But thankfully, you were strong, you were my rock,
you accepted the heartache and never left my side,
you were so supportive in the midst of my confusion,
I couldn't have picked a better lighthouse - even if I'd tried.
I can't think of a single moment when you weren't there for me,
so brave, so understanding, until I finally set myself free,
then the half truths started to slowly unravel,
I'd fibbed because I couldn't believe you'd want me for "me".
And my outgoing confidence was my protective shield,
it was my umbrella from the dark storms that hovered above,
but it was you that brought out the real me,
and all the real me ever wanted, was your love.
I hurt you because I felt the need to be someone else,
but it was so hard to adjust after pretending for twenty years,
and in truth, that could have been the end of us,
just another tragedy that ended up in salty tears.
Yet you're still here, still loving me
and you're still filling my life with joy,
you've made me look into the ocean within,
when I've been drowning, you've been my buoy.
You have unfalteringly supported me,
you've allowed me to shed the scales of my past,
and now, I'm no longer a fish out of my water,
I'm learning to swim again (and I'm learning fast).
I feel like I'm a whole new person,
and I've learned to love all the bits within,
and Andy, I've got you to thank for all of that,
you've taught me how once again, to live, to begin.
And you have awakened the sensuality within me,
your love making is simply second to none,
and I now know I should have followed my initial instinct,
as Andy, I knew from the first moment, you're the 'true one'.
So, this is my sincere and solemn promise to you,
I can now be honest. There's no more pretend,
and I know that I'll love you beyond forever,
beyond where mere mortal's journeys end.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2004
After the second draft, Yvonne kindly replied; That's great Allen, thank you for making those
adjustments. Whilst I have no issue with you showing any other work you may do
for me in the future (and no doubt you will!) on your website, this piece is
really special and private and I would prefer for it not to be used. Thanks again, Yvonne
That's great Allen, thank you for making those adjustments. Whilst I have no issue with you showing any other work you may do for me in the future (and no doubt you will!) on your website, this piece is really special and private and I would prefer for it not to be used.
Thanks again, Yvonne
However, after a little gentle persuasion from yours truly...
I wasn't entirely convinced! But Ok, on the condition that you use first names only on the 'who you are' and 'who is it for' section. How's that?
Kind regards, Yvonne
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