to Write Love Poems
Love poems are a wonderfully romantic
gesture and can often express your thoughts far more eloquently than
If you have some talent with words, why not take a few moments
and try your hand at writing a poem for your lover? Just sit
down and list all the reasons why you think they're special.
Then put those thoughts into some kind of free verse format:
a column of lines, roughly the same length, which may rhyme but
don't need to.
Take some time to read over what you've written and you'll get
a few ideas on how to improve a line or phrase. The point is
to express your feelings as honestly and clearly as possible.
Simplicity is the key. And if you're really motivated, you can
spend half an hour of prep time reading some classical romantic
poems to get your brain into that 'groove'.
Even if your poem won't win any literary prizes, the person
you present it to will most likely treasure it as if it were
composed by one of the great Romantic poets. People tend to value
a personalized gift far more than one that's purchased. What
they're really appreciating is the time and effort invested on
I'd like to share a story of the first time I received a love
When I was twelve
years old I had a crush on Robert, the new boy in my class
at school, and he had very generously decided
that I was "cute". One afternoon we were waiting with some classmates
at the bus stop when he announced that he didn't like me anymore.
He was now in love with my best friend, Julie.
I was so incensed by this betrayal that I lunged at him and
chased him down the street. He swerved into the gutter and I
bolted after him just as the bus pulled in. It hit me from behind
and I went down. The bus then ran over my right foot.
A short time later, the ambulance arrived and the paramedic
driver examined me. He decided that I didn't need hospitalization
so he drove me home with instructions to spend the next six weeks
in bed. Meanwhile, a distraught Robert was blaming himself for
the accident. He asked the other children at the bus stop where
I lived, then walked the two miles to my house. Then he sat across
the street on the pavement, wondering if my father would strangle
him if he knocked at the front door.
A couple of hours later he worked up the courage to confront
my father, which turned out to be something of an anti-climax
because my father had no idea about Robert's part in the drama.
Robert tiptoed into my room and handed me a sheet of paper; he
had written a poem for me as he sat across the street from my
house. I remember how thrilled I was that someone would do such
a thing. It was like something out of a novel or a movie.
I kept that poem, which ran to one and a half legal pages, for
a number of years, until it disappeared when we moved house a
decade later. But I still remember the first four lines:
Her name is Marguerite I very much like that girl She means
much more to me Than any gem or pearl
That was a lifetime ago and yet those words remain in my memory.
As for the boy himself, by the time I got back to school Robert
had moved on to greener pastures (he now liked my best friend's
new best friend). But that hardly mattered as I was now a minor
celebrity because I got hit by a bus while chasing a boy. The
nuns had a field day praying for my soul, which was not the last
time they'd engage in that futile exercise.
My right foot is still a little flatter than my left but it
was worth it for the notoriety. And hey, Robert, wherever you
are, thanks for the memory.
Using Other People's Love Poems
If you don't have Robert's literary talent, there is another
option. Find an existing poem that best expresses how you feel
and present it to your lover inside a greeting card or gift.
Or have it framed and present it with a bouquet of flowers.
There are a number of sites online that offer love poems. You
can find a list on our web site or use one of the search engines.
Marguerite Bonneville is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
(NLP) whose passion is publishing information online. She is a contributing
writer at http://www.romantic-gift-ideas-online.com,
a resource site dedicated to helping visitors find the perfect romantic