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
What is your name :
Who do you want the poem written for: Andy, the love of my life
Why do you want the poem written: To say thank you for being so wonderful, so supportive and for seeing the real me underneath all the bravado and lies.
What are the key messages you would like to send: Andy and I met through work two and a half years ago, when I was 36. I fancied him like crazy from the first time I set eyes on him. We flirted with each other for a while and it was great fun. Eventually he asked me to meet him for a drink and I jumped at the chance, I couldn't believe it. My heart raced in his presence, he just made me feel so alive. The meetings became a regular weekly occurrence and we talked about our previous/current relationships. The only problem was I didn't want him to think I was incapable of anything special, of a really mature relationship so I made out that a couple of these relationships I had had were really important, that they really meant something. Even the few short term ones were made to sound a lot more exciting than they were (a lot). Andy, being the sort of person who tells you as he sees it, believed me. He had no reason not to and I had become pretty good at making stuff seem rosy, I had been doing it for all my life where men were concerned. So when it started getting serious between us, when I started to feel the tugging of my heart strings, I panicked. I was so scared to fall in, to immerse myself in the love I was feeling that I clinged onto the dead end relationship I had been in. Backwards and forwards I went, wanting to love this wonderful man, but running away when I just couldn't cope with the fear of rejection that might follow. But Andy was strong, thank God. He stood firm and he was my rock. He took the pain right in the heart but never left my side. He was supportive in the midst of my confusion and self doubt. I cannot think of a moment when he wasn't there for me and when I finally set myself free he was still there, so brave, so understanding.
As our relationship developed and as my confidence within myself and about my self, grew, I started to open up to him more. He soon came to realise that there were quite a few things I had given him half truths about or lied about. I then had to explain why. I had to tell him that I had felt inadequate, that I couldn't quite believe that he would want me for me. It seemed crazy as most people that knew/know me think I am so confident, so 'out there' all the time. That was what I showed them, that was my shield. So now it came to light that there was a real me waiting to be. The kind, warm, sincere me that really didn't want to be the centre of attention, who just wanted to be loved. Andy felt very hurt that I had felt the need to be that 'other person' with him but when you have been a certain way for 20 years, its hard to shake it off. Yet he is still here , still loving me. still filling my life with joy. He has made me look inside myself, so that I can now value my thoughts and opinions. He has unfalteringly supported me, allowing me to shed the scales of my past. I feel like this whole new person and I have Andy to thank for that. This is who I truly am and who I had always wanted to be. I can embrace all of my personality now, the happy, the sad, the angry, the loving, the kind, the sincere and the child at the centre of me. I can be honest in a way that had evaded me before. No more pretend. The truth does set you free...
Do you have any funny, sad, happy, embarrassing or otherwise memorable moments that you would like to share: Everyday is a memorable day with Andy. There isn't a day that he doesn't tell me how beautiful I am, how much he loves me and cherishes me. He has told me a million times how much I have changed his life for the better. In some ways I think the pain that I put him through allowed him to observe the way he had been in the past with people. We write poems to each other, we go out to restaurants - always the first ones in and the last ones out - that's how much we love to talk, laugh and be together. I am overjoyed, overwhelmed by this love...
Do you have any other comments or thoughts: We are looking to start a new life together abroad in the new year and i am so excited at the prospect of waking up to him everyday. I look at him and he makes me smile, he lights up my life. He has contributed so much to my womanhood and he has made me feel all woman. He is beautiful, sexy, funny, intelligent, honest and kind and so much more...
What style of poem would you prefer (happy, sad, romantic etc.): A reflection on the importance of being honest. Rejoicing of love and lavished in sensuality
Please choose which package you would prefer: Deluxe
Do you have any last comments or thoughts: Re the sensuality, I just need to say that Andy has opened my eyes to what love-making is, what it should be and I want him to know how precious that is to me, how much I enjoy the rapture & intensity of our love.
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
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
PS and that's what we did...