examples   faq   gifts  guarantee   home   links   order   payment   pricing   testimonials. More information

A gift. A gift of poetry. The perfect gift for any anniversary,wedding or birthday. A Gift of Poetry, for "once-in-a-lifetime". Please click here to order.

(Please click here for a unique and perfect gift for any and every occasion)

A Gift of Poetry. The unique gift for every occasion

Your words, your thoughts and feelings.               Captured within a gift, A Gift of Poetry.             Presented in a uniquely designed, boxed, hand-made card, with your verse of choice as a key emotional focal point.        Truly, a 'once-in-a-lifetime' gift, a gift that inspires the heart and touches the soul.

How To Order

 

1. Please decide the key messages that you would like to include....

 

2. ...then choose which package you would prefer

 

Package

Options

 

3. ..and please

complete the

 

Order Form

 

4. Once you have placed your refundable deposit,

 

AJ in a spin trying to make another important deadline...

 

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.

 

(Poetry Only

Options are sent

via e-mail)

 

Our drivers are really fast (and careful)..

 

Frequently

Asked

Questions

 

Package Details

 

Ordering and payment can also be arranged by telephone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts and

Services

available

exclusively

from this site:

 

 

Ready Gifts

Teddy

 

Encapsulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniquely

Written Poetry

from $69.50

Handmade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bespoke

Songwriting

from $289.50

 

 

Please click

here for

details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2004 update: The good ladies of Essex have now reached their target and I am informed that the Orphanage is now under way. I would like to offer my personal thanks to everyone who contributed. I thank you. I hope to bring you some photos of the completed building in due course. I have left this page "as was" for posterity reasons. We have now undertaken a new project, a much more ambitious project, where we are trying to make a significant difference to over 700 people in Rustenberg, South Africa. The full story can be found here. Thanks, Allen

 

 

 

Please buy a brick for US$10 and

 HELP to BUILD these kids an ORPHANAGE

(and receive a personal thank you and

two signed ready to frame prints of

The Worldishman and An Amazing Feat)

 

...Big rough (and roughened) boys of 14 lift up tiny children and hug

them when they cry about terrors they've known on the streets. 

Now they are safe....

 

(Please click on for clearer picture)

 

Apart from PayPal's 5%, all monies donated  will go directly to a remarkable lady called Tsehaye Seyonm (who needs approximately $11,000 to build an orphanage):

 

Dilly Meyer and her friends have been holding poetry evenings, sponsored walks and all sorts of fundraising events to help this remarkable lady. They are almost there, they just need YOUR help to make the dream a reality.

 

(Jan LeFèvre, who is currently sweltering in the heat of Ethiopia on a 2-year VSO stint, tells us about her extraordinary new friend Tsehaye Seyonm and her sterling efforts in rescuing street children from their plight.  Read on in Jan's own words):

 

Tsehaye Seyonm: Rescuer of Street Children

  A woman Tsehaye Seyonm cares for 30 street children and the police bring her the abandoned babies.  She is feisty and fun and a real angel in our town, not averse to hitting policemen if they beat a child sleeping in a doorway - for this she was arrested and, on hearing her tale at the Dickensian-style police station, the sergeant agreed she was right and suspended the said policeman without pay!

Her home is full of children at night-time - being difficult and fun in equal portion - all sleeping in a shed she's built in her tiny compound.  Big rough (and roughened) boys of 14 lift up tiny children and hug them when they cry about terrors they've known on the streets.  Now they are safe.  And in the day-time Tsehaye marches to schools checking that they go to school.  The teachers can't praise her enough.

All land is state-owned in Ethiopia and the region has given her a large plot on the hill away from the diseases of the river, where she lives now.  But, as everywhere, the neighbours don't want low life street children near them.  So when her large "family" started to build the normal wood and mud house, with corrugated iron roof, the neighbours complained.  Now the region says she must build with breeze blocks which will cost her 90,000 birr [£6,000] (US$11,000).

She has been on Ethiopian TV and radio and gets some support, but food / clothes / exercise books eat up most monies.  Her sons both give 75% of their earnings from photography and tour guiding for the children.

I have a book about women across Ethiopia doing their Mother Theresa best.... There's 600 million people here and the only difference between 'rich' and poor is the former wear shoes!  The food is not sufficient ever (yes, I have lost 29 kilos in weight!) and most men have no work.

Tsehaye is my friend.  I can't think of a better place to give any money you raise. 

Jan LeFèvre

 Pictured above is Jan LeFevre and Tsehaye with some of her street children in the background.

 So far local efforts (good ladies of Essex, England) have raised £4,000 (US$7,200)  towards the orphanage.  In her most recent letter Jan sends her thanks to everyone who has raised funds and made generous donations so far.  However, Tsehaye will not be given permission to start building until she has all the necessary funding to prove that this is not just another project which will be started and not finished!  We can’t let this happen, so please help us raise the final £2,000 (US$3,600).  Our aim is to get all the money to Jan by 30th October.  I’m sure that if we go over target the odd bed, blanket or toy will come in useful.  Also we will need a small annual fund to keep the project going, current thinking is approximately £500 (US$900) to be sent out every 6 months.

Now, please, please buy a brick (or two)....

 

 

Thank you, 100% of monies will

go directly to Tsehaye Seyonm.

 

(Money where mouth is)

 

 

An Amazing Feat

 

Hello, my name is Tsehaye Seyonm,

it's ok if you can't pronounce my name,

although I would like to talk to you,

but I don't want to bother you, all the same.

 

You see, we live in different worlds,

you and I will probably never, ever meet,

but when our souls finally get to shake their hands,

then I'll remember your amazing feat.

 

Because, it's true, we do live worlds apart,

but we're together on this Planet Earth,

and you wont believe the difference you can make,

you'll be amazed at how much one dollar can be worth.

 

Because 1 dollar will buy one brick,

so it's plain to see that ten will buy even more,

to you, it's just ten dollars,

to these orphans, it's a roof, it's a floor.

 

But much more than the physical structure,

there's the love that lives inside,

it's a feeling of belonging to a family,

it's going to school with a sense of pride.

 

Now, these children have lost their parents,

AIDS and famine have done their grim reap,

and these kids are left with nothing,

and it's the open streets on which they sleep.

 

And the night is full of predators,

out of the gutters, crawls the slime,

and then these kids are truly helpless,

all they've got is you (and this rhyme).

 

So please dig deep my friend,

pocket change can change their reality,

so go on, please make a donation,

make their world a better place to be.

 

Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2004
 

Thank you, all monies will

go directly to Tsehaye Seyonm.

 

PS If you make a donation you will receive

a signed copy of this poem (and The Worldishman) in a ready to frame print. Postage and materials will be paid for from my own funds. Thanks again, Allen

 

Payments can also be sent via post, made payable to

J LeFevre or Dilly Meyer.  Home address is:

 

Dilly Meyer

76 High Street,

Wivenhoe,

Colchester,

CO7 9AB,

Essex, England.

 

Thank you!

 

PS The support has been simply marvellous. I thank every one of you. This response from Susan is fairly typical....

 

"Hi Allen,

Thanks for your reply, I will be posting a chq to the address you gave me this week. I hope that everyone helps you in reaching your target for the orphanage. I think most people take for granted they have a roof over their heads and food on the table and a loving family around them, I will be thinking of all those children and wishing them love and hope for the future.

All my Love

Susan xxxxxxxxx

P.S Married life is fantastic, as it was before with Andrew. We are expecting our first baby together on 1st April 2005, Luca hopes for a sister!
"

 

Again, a sincere and heartfelt

thank you!

 

 

SAMPLES:

Allen's Recent

 

All Of Fame

 

Permission is always sought to publish

 

All The Best

 

Anniversary

Birthday

Birth

 

Bottle

Christmas

Death

 

Doctor

 

Encapsulated

Eulogy

Farewell

Father's Day

Framed

Future

Gifts

Graduation

Grateful

Handmade

I Love You

I Miss You

I'm Angry

I'm Proud

I'm Sorry

Inspirational

Mother's Day

Newborn

Newsletter

Religious

Remembrance

Roast

Songwriting

Speech

Spiritual

Teddy

Thank You

Therapy

Toast

Valentine's

Vows

War

Wedding

 

Gold

 

 

Silver

 

 

White

 

 

Festive

 

 

Blue

 

 

Pink

 

 

Cream

 

 

Hearts

 

 

Cards are boxed

and gift-wrapped

  

Free Delivery

Worldwide

 

Please

click here

 for more

 information..

 

 

 ..or please

  click here

  to order

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRICES

US$

 

£STG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

online since 1998

 

 

Top100WebShops.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please do

something

to make this

world a better place to be.

 

Add your idea today! Proudly brought to

you by

 

 

Please

click here

for more info

 

Let these people

know that they

are not forgotten.

 

Please help us to

build a safe haven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is available at

 

 

AFFILIATES

 

Receive weekly Words of Inspiration. Please click here.

 

Thanks for visiting ! Please come back often !

 

Handy hint: Did you know that holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the D key automatically adds a site to your bookmark list? Give it a go and see!

 

100% of the advertising revenues from this site are donated to charities around the world

 

Please click here to make A Gift Of Poetry your home page!

 

All poems and stories © 1995-2004 of their respective authors.  This site © 2000-2004 A Gift Of Poetry.     This page last updated:   Friday August 06, 2004

Top100WebShops.com