21st January 2013 - 25th Anniversary Gift, From Wife To Husband
15th December 2012 - First Anniversary Gift, From Husband To Wife
Well done, it is fantastic, exactly what I wanted. You are a genius and truly gifted.
I have to say this will be one of the most beautiful piece of work i will ever present to my wife. Your work is amazing..."
12th August 2012 - Inspirational Poem For a Friend
Many thanks for the poem.
It is amazing. Wow your so gifted and never fail to dissappoint.
Many thanks you are superb. I look forward to hearing from you with the final draft. You're awesome
Many many many many thanks, Sophia xx"
The Tunnel, The Blanket and The Oak
A story of three disconnected objects, well,
this is my once in a lifetime gift, just for you,
these words come from my heart, my very soul,
because Kassam, I'm very proud of all that you do.
Kassam, they say the journey of life is never easy,
for without mountains, life would be dull and flat,
but just think of the view when the cloud clears,
however, I also know it's never as easy as that.
For when that dark, dank, heavy blanket is upon you,
your very spirit disappears into it's fabric and weave,
and your shoulders become heavy and drooped and
you start to relish the sadness (which you now believe).
And acorns can never grow in such an environment and
they too wither and die, without a source of light,
and if they never find that brightness, their belief,
well, they never get to see their Almighty might.
But dark tunnels are only dark when you're in the middle,
yes, it's true! Please name a tunnel without a light at the end?
And Kassam, I want to inspire, motivate and support you,
after all, you are so much more to me that just a friend.
And I know if the roles were reversed, you would do the same,
for in that chest of yours, there beats a mighty fine heart,
and Kassam, I just wanted to say "I care for you", but
where on Earth, to say just that, could I possibly start?
Maybe I should begin by looking skywards,
and talking about the grace in the heavens above,
for without unhappiness and suffering, well,
man would never know the warmth of God's love.
And that love, at times, works in mysterious ways, but
then again, it can also bring friendships that will never die,
and if you put your faith and trust in God, believe me,
it will bring so much more than just that tear to your eye.
For know this one simple fact: I am here for you.
I want you to know that, deep in your heart, deep in your soul,
for your happiness and smile are priceless and eternal gifts,
and together, they could make this world completely whole.
Goodness! You do everything for your family,
you're just full of love, especially for your mother,
and we're all so proud of you and your achievements,
trust me, in you, the good Lord made no other.
And I know that you will always be a success,
you just need to do something for you on your own,
you also need to regain and have my belief in yourself,
and I look forward to the day when I see you, full grown.
On that day, I will see you normal and happy again,
focusing on the future, just like any normal shining star,
as our connection and how we have clicked is so precious,
do you know just how truly wonderful you really are?
So, just past this tough time is your golden happiness,
and you deserve that gold, for you are simply treasure to me,
and Kassam, I wanted to thank you for giving me the courage,
but this is your challenge; can you make your world a better place to be?
For you gave me the courage to open up and my! Look at these words,
who would have thought that a shy little woman would have so much to say?
But I think you know the answer to "Why you being tight to me for?"
and if you don't, well, I think I'll have to show you, one day.
But first, you're going to have to get out of this pickle,
but for a man of your talents, you'll do it, with love and support,
and going for Umrah will help you gain peace and tranquility,
and God's angels will watch you make dua, please hold that thought.
For Umrah flourished and inspired me greatly and
I understand your hardship, trust me, I have been there,
just know what we have can blossom into something beautiful,
so don't give up, be strong and know that I truly care.
We will gift you to go, as your happiness means a lot,
and every one really wants to see you back on track,
and I will do whatever it takes to get you out of that tunnel,
you are not alone, trust these heartfelt words to get you back.
So, whether in this life, the next, or another one still,
you can reflect on these words and know that you can win,
you will also know how much I truly cared, to share and give,
our connection will grow beautifully, you just need to let me in.
For I want you to look back on these words one day,
and think to yourself: "My goodness! What was I worried about?"
Because on that day, you will be out of the tunnel,
and basking in a wondrous warmth. Please, have no doubt.
For there on the floor, will be a dead and decaying blanket,
and certainly, you will wonder why you ever made it your cloak,
for Kassam, you're made of such finer stuff, you are my hero. Question:
"Why you being tight to me for?" Answer: Because you are my oak.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2012
15th May 2012 - Remembrance Poem From Wife To Husband
"....many thanks...once again you have created an emotional masterpiece that will surely bring many tears but also many laughs as we remember our "Johnny" Ramirez.....Teresa...."
8th May 2012 - First Anniversary Gift From Wife To Husband
I would like the wedding cake paper please, the poem is lovely and I think my husband will love it too.
I give you consent to use the poem on your web site just could you change the childrens names please. Nat"
50th and 60th Birthday Poem (From Husband To Wife and from Wife to Husband)
This one is actually from a few years back because in 2010, Leanne wrote:
"P.S. I have a birthday coming up in a couple of years, all being well I will call on your service again."
(And I am very pleased to report that I have just written her 50th birthday poem from Mike, her husband). I won't spoil that surprise so here's that one I wrote in 2010, which was for Mike's 60th birthday party....
Ladies and gentlemen,
can I have your attention please?
Because every now and then in life,
there's opportunity you should seize.
And that moment is surely upon us,
after all, you don't turn sixty every day,
and I've got a few thoughts on my mind, yes,
there are some heartfelt words I need to say...
So, I'd like to begin with a big thank you, so thanks
Mike, for being my husband, my trusted friend,
yes, we've shared a lot together, good and bad and
I'll say more about that before these lines have their end.
But I would like to talk about your wondrous love,
I am warmed by it, as are those three strapping men,
and even though the boys are grown and partnered now,
you still go fishing when work allows (just now and then).
Look, we're cane farmers and know the fickleness of nature,
like in August 2007, when pestilence was well and truly found,
we had drought, frost, flood and our cane was terrible,
my goodness! We had to cut it just to get it off the ground.
But I guess that dreadful year just made us stronger still and
we may have been weather beaten but beat? No, we were not,
and we've still managed to keep our two trucks on the road,
and with you as a husband, I know in life, just what I've got.
You see, I know I've been blessed with a GREAT husband,
and really, I couldn't have had a better twenty nine years,
and if I could speak to that girl back in July, 1981, well,
I'd say: "Go for it and have this to wipe away any tears".
Because of course, there have been tears a plenty,
we lost John in '89 and then Ross in 1994,
but then again, we've laughed more than we've cried,
yes, I guess that's really what these words are for.
Because your parents are still alive, in sunny 1770,
and from our holidays there, we've made friends for life,
and Mike, I just wanted to say "I'm proud of you", yes,
indeed, I am very proud to be called "your wife".
Mind you, that wife is now one proud Grandma,
and the grandchildren are the apple of your eye,
and I'd like you to be around to watch them grow,
I'd better explain that (or at least I'll try).
You see, you know that we've bought the caravan,
and we hope to use it in June for the very first time,
well, I need you to think grey nomad and slow down a little,
because, Mike, you really are the reason in my rhyme.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2010 - 2012
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31st January 2012 - Valentine's Day Gift For Girlfriend
This poem is for Valentineís day. So the card and stuff should be red heart etc.
Let me tell you though, the words you wrote are as if we were talking the entire time you wrote it. Itís wonderful not a thing needs to be changed. I know she will love it so much.
12th January 2012 - Wedding Day Gift For Son
"Look forward to hearing from you and thanks again for your gift of poetry that only a select few have. It is so good to find an honest and sincere website and we are grateful for having found you."
6th January 2012 (A Gift of Poetry's 15th year online)
(First Anniversary Gift from husband to wife)
That is perfect just the way it is. I couldn't have wrote it out any better than that. LOL
As for using the poem on your web-site I would be honored and keep the names
the same because I want every one to know my true love for my wife.
The card I have selected is the Hearts. The verse for the front is
"I thank the Lord above for giving you to me,
your deep, enduring love is a precious gift indeed,
for with you in my life, by my side, I am rich, yes,
with you as my wife, I have all, I'll ever need."
The choice of quality paper with nice backgrounds is the Single Rose.
4th October 2011 (Wedding Speech, from sister to brother)
"My aunts commented that I did a good job, but then again, they are my aunts. Your line about possibly getting "revenge" got big laughs - that is a good one.
As for me, I am very happy that you provide this service. I am not all that comfortable with public speaking. I'm OK if I have something fully prepared. Spontaneous speaking...improvisation...is not something that I can do. And so as I was preparing my speech, I was having trouble coming up with the right words to say. You really did help me say what I've always wanted to say to my dear brother. Thank you, Gloria.
1st October 2011
One of my old customers (from 2006) just got in touch:
I pray you are still doing this wonderful work, please let me know..Thank you
Rosie Carrillo Quesada"
I replied: "Yes, of course, 14 years on, still going strong..."
Rosie replied:"Great ! I got a good one for you. The same girls, one of them is making me a grandma ...I'm so overwhelmed with it. Its not my first grand baby but my first from my daughter. And its a girl. Can you do the same? Ill send you the details and do your magic. We still have the first framed n hung it still brings tears.
And here's the original A Gift of Poetry from 2006....it's a lovely story and worth reading right to the very end...
To Deserve The Honor
Ladies and gentlemen,
can I have your attention please?
Because every now and then in life,
there's opportunity you should seize.
And that moment is upon us,
after all, the twins are now sweet sixteen,
and I want to explain what they mean to me,
talk about the times to come, the times that've been.
I'll begin by saying that they are gorgeous girls,
I'd do it all over but a little slower another time,
because yes, they have their imperfections,
I guess that's one of the reasons for this rhyme.
You see, I've been blessed and yet I've been cursed,
because they're spoilt, conceited, yes, a real handful,
they can make someone feel great, they can also destroy,
with just a look, no, with them, my life is never dull.
They are the envy of most and the leaders of all,
and as I say this, I think I'm the worst mom in the world,
but Yvonne and Yvette, you're now sweet sixteen, and,
slowly, as the nest crumbles, your wings become unfurled.
And I want you to fly true, straight and honestly,
that's why I struggle so to keep you both on track,
because if there's one thing that I've learned in this life,
well, clocks go the one way, you can't turn them back.
So, I don't want you to remember me as the killjoy lady,
or the woman who stops you doing all that you love to do,
but I want you to know, I was sixteen once, yes, indeed,
that was the age when I gave birth to the pair of you.
I was alone and scared with no place to run,
but we came through and yes, we all survived,
and out of that struggle came character and compassion,
yes, the forge of life means that you've both thrived.
I remember how you'd follow me every where,
even to the bathroom, I had two kids in tow,
we sang, you loved to sing, before you even talked,
but there are a few other things that you should know:
When you were born I remember making a solemn vow,
I vowed that I'd make sure you never went through what I did,
but everyone has made me feel so guilty for our lives,
so there you have it, my feelings are no longer hid.
Now I feel like my babies are being taken away from me,
you girls run to others because they give you an easy way out,
you don't suffer at all, not even for your own mistakes,
and I tell you, that's not what life is all about.
Because it is a learning process, step by step,
and if you skip a class then next time, it's a higher fall,
but you will find, that in your life, you are in charge,
it's your hand, yes, ultimately, it's always your call.
And I'll never forget August 31, 1990,
Yvonne was born and the pain stopped right away,
I was a mother and she looked just like me,
she was going to me a "Super Me" and never stray.
Then the pain came again, just six minutes later,
and Yvette announced she'd landed on planet Earth,
she was so beautiful, I was blessed, twice, yes, twice,
look girls, I do know your true and honest worth.
I was the luckiest person alive for your first twenty minutes,
and then it sunk in that yes, sadly, we were all alone,
I started to cry but a nurse stopped me with her words,
and she's been proven right over the years, as you've grown.
You see, I knew what she said was so perfectly right,
I realized you weren't my curse but instead my saving grace,
I was going to make your lives worth far more than mine, yes,
you gave me worth, you made my world a much finer place.
People looked up to me saying she's doing all that alone,
in truth, I got my strength from you girls, you kept my head up high,
I took my medication, I could do it all and I did, and now,
to be honest, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Because I wanted you both to be stronger, to be better,
and you are, I don't see no loser people here tonight,
you are a better version of me, I'm proud to be your mother,
in my life, when it was dark, you brought resplendent light.
Some people have said that I've enclosed you in my own world,
but let me tell you, they've never ever heard us sing,
no one knows how we did it, just me and my girls,
we have such a bond, even though it's a love hate thing.
But we will always know that our love is strong,
and we've always known that we've got each other,
that nurse was right, I must have done something great,
"to deserve the honor of being these pretty girls mother".
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2006-2011
18th August 2011 (Traditional 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift, from Wife to Husband)
It's AWESOME!!! thanks for a very wonderful poem. While reading
it, feels like I am the one who wrote that poem because its too personal.
You are not only a poetic genius but one with a big heart. Thank you so much for being so understanding. Thanks, Vinny"
16th August 2011 (Wedding Gift, From Mother to Daughter and Son In Law)
I just wanted to let you know my package arrived today. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I
can't wait till the wedding to read the poems and present my daughter and
new son-in-law with this very special gift of poetry! I will certainly
refer you (your web-site) and Vicki to everyone when they ask about it.
6th August 2011 (Traditional First Anniversary Gift, Made Out of Paper)
Oh My Lord, I Love it. I'm choked up and this is exactly what i was feeling.
Thank you so much, I will be calling on you for a lot of other occasions too. You are truly gifted.
Thank you so much
2nd August 2011
"Allen, I think we have it, that is perfect.I really do want to thank
you for helping me put the words together for what is a very sad time
for us, and I'm more than happy for you to put your work and the story
on your website. Craig" (funeral poems
1st August 2011
I had you write a poem for me sometime back for a first wedding anniversary - which was brilliant.
I was wondering if you could help me again please. This time it is a different situation, and I only have a few days so it might be impossible.
My brother recently passed away and I would like to dedicate a poem - The funeral is Friday though - is there anyway you could help? Even if at this stage you only emailed me a copy and the rest was done later.
8th July 2011
"Hi Allen everything looks great and its a very nice poem. But if you do publish it on your web site just change the names please. Thank you. Talk to you soon."
(Please follow the link to see this 3rd Anniversary Gift
20th June 2011 (after the wedding)
Just want to tell you what a hit your poem was. I moved my daughter to tears and she couldn't believe that it was written especially for her. Thank you again for your help with this!
12th June 2011 (before the wedding)
Perfect! : ) Again, I love it.. I love it! I get weepy just reading it.......What do you suggest for the tag? Since it was her wedding, do you think something like........to my daughter with love on her wedding day?. With all my love......Momba (yes Momba..... again.... endearing nickname vs Mom or Mother .. Kinda like the Lil P ..... little princess) I am just throwing something out here. I trust whatever you think.
I have enjoyed working with you so much and I will be sure to leave a wonderful comment on your web page : )
26th May 2011
I want to tell you...you captured what I needed PERFECTLY! You really do have a gift for this sort of thing!! I love the title and ending!!!
Thanks so much!!!
21st May 2011
"Allen, I love it...it is exactly what I wanted...a definite gem to add to our collection and memories of our beloved dad and spouse....many thanks...Teresa"
(See poem here
8th May 2011
This is very good first draft.
28th April 2011:
Just to let u know that the poem was perfect. Used it as my speech at my brothers wedding. Made a few tweaks of my own but it went down a treat and had tears and laughs in all the right places.
Wasn't sure about the whole concept but it worked out brilliantly so thank you very much.
19th April 2011:
The poem looks great! Its exactly what I was hoping for! Thanks for your hard work. I have no problem with you sharing my story.
I like the burgundy ribbon card range. My favorite verse is:
In fact, nothing will ever change my love for you,
it will only get stronger and stronger, every single day,
and I thank God for that chance meeting at college,
"What's up beautiful?" changed my life in a magical way.
Personal message: Thank you for making my life and my world a better place to be!
4th April 2011:
...this event is for Friday night...I hope that you can get it done..this is my second time using you..I really liked my first poem you created..Thank you (Ed; We made it! 9th April update: "I used this and added Facebook... so my final poem reads this...I feel better now..I really appreciate your dilligence. Marguerite")
22nd March 2011:
I guess what Im trying to accomplish with this poem is a dad's advice to his sons...You wrote "Family Pride" for the first anniversary and "Burning Bright" for his second anniversary...both were perfect and exactly the sentiments I needed...Im really looking forward to this one also...
9th March 2011:
"Hi Allen I really enjoyed reading the poem - fantastic! Kind Regards Kathy"
25th February 2011:
"Mr Allen. All I can say is wow. It is exactly how I wanted it to be. The message is there. It's amazing. She will love it. It touched my heart.
And yes you may publish our story. It's one of safeness but has brought forth much love and a deeper bond between my mother and us!
24th February 2011:
"You will be please to know it went down a treat even though I could only read one verse as I couldn't stop crying! I had to ask my eldest brother to come up to the top table to finish it :-) Many thanks
11th February 2011:
"Hi Allen, Thatís great. A job well done. Just the part about him being his famiilyís locus. Iím not familiar with that, but everything else is brilliant.
You are a talented man. Many many thanks and kindest wishes, Sonia Bennett"
One Of Us - Accept your destiny!
"Perfect! I really do want to thank you
Allen. I know my wife will love the poem you
have written. Giving jewelry, flowers and the
common anniversary gifts are great but I believe
she will truly be touched by the gift you have
provided. Yes, you may publish it. Again, Thanks!
Miracle On Earth - Against
Hi Allen, Thank you so much for your first draft. Sorry
that I came back to you just today but I was
in Zimbabwe until yesterday. When I read your
poem tears were running down. I was really touched
and I like it very much. You absolutely found
the right words to express my thoughts and feelings.
You don’t need to do any changes. I love
it as it is. Once again thank you.
If you would like to publish it I don’t
have any problems. Please do. Best regards, Kerstin
I Realize - 1st anniversary
in a combat zone
Sorry I have been out of pocket. We lost two
guys in a helicopter crash Saturday morning.
The poem sounds great. I would like to see if
we can work the second verse just a bit. Here
is an idea let me know what you think.
And so in Iraq, we
wound up at the same place,
and though I lived in a tent with a dirt floor,
it was there we began our long series of Cribbage,
and I think that I am winning, like 500 games
The Steely Dan Plan - Dance
plans for the new father
is unbelievable. I love it!! And I thank you
for making it happen... It is the best gift
I think I will ever give him...