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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Over the years I have written many meaningful poems for many different and wonderful people. My "customers" have come from various walks of life and inhabit most corners of the planet (Antarctica, where are you?). The reasons for these poems have also been varied and cover most aspects of love, life and death. From the miracle of birth through to the harrowing tale of a father's wanted revenge for his son's murderer, the insight into other people's lives and emotions is enlightening. The common theme that runs through all of these stories is that there was something important to say and that poetry was a very suitable vehicle to deliver the message, in sometimes, difficult and emotionally charged circumstances.
(Permission is always sought to publish. Names, poems and stories have been withheld where requested).
I sent a few copies of the first draft around to family, friends and colleagues to get some feedback. this was one of the replies that I received (that really made my day :) :
"Allen, What can I say? I am truly amazed. You think you know someone, and then they go and put something together as extraordinary as this book! Is that really you?? You are one gifted individual. You presented me with the opportunity to have a "sneak peak" at the first draft. I printed it out straight away but time got away from me and on the lounge it sat. I'd see it and say tomorrow, but tomorrow just kept getting further and further away. Finally on Tuesday the guilt started to really get to me so I put the washing down and picked up your book. I honestly can't put it back down. It is magnificent! It absolutely shines, as do you. Your talent is impeccable. If you could see my house right now, the washing is still on the lounge room floor, the sink is overflowing with dishes, there are take away packets everywhere and the book is open on the lounge to the page I am up to. You had me hooked from the first page (ok the 3rd page, after the front cover and the thank you's). I kept saying ok just one more, then one more and one more. It is more addictive than hot chips to this pregnant woman!!! I cannot put into words (that's your job!!!) the many thoughts and emotions I have experienced whilst reading it - and I'm not even finished it yet. I've already decided that I am going to join the list of requests for you to compose a poem for my unborn child. Something this delicate and special I would only truly trust in your hands. Regards, Jacci."
Story Behind The Book
In those early years I wrote entirely for charity, swapping my words for a simple pledge - unfortunately there were a few people that spoilt this "honor system" and I was obliged to "commercialize" the site in 2000.
(I still and will donate a good percentage of the net proceeds to charity).
The rest, as they say, is history. The requests I receive today are many and varied and give a remarkable insight into human life around the world.
I'm proud of this book; it
represents the culmination of seven years solid
Cards are boxed
online since 1998
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