WRITING POETRY FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND
Love poems are gifts from the heart and are best written for no particular occasion at all. And as with all poems, the first line is always the hardest to write.
What you write should get across exactly how much you love her, that you never plan to leave her, and will be there every single time she needs you.
I’m sure your number one concern (after impressing her) is not making yourself look like a fool, and the feeling of vulnerability that goes along with it. But that’s what being in love is all about.
The bigger question is “To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme?”
Here are some helpful tips to get the juices flowing and make a great impression:
- If your having a hard time getting started, just start writing down random words associated with love and passion. Then pick a word and write some notes about how that word makes you think of her, then go on to the next word, and so on. Before you know it you will have a sheet full of ideas and feelings that you can reconstruct into a romantic love poem. This is a very effective tactic to stimulate your ideas.
- Look back on some of your most memorable times. Think of how you felt about her on those days and let that feeling turn into words. You can write about the first time you met, or special occasions, or those morning’s when you just wake up and still think you are the luckiest man in the world.
- Use a thesaurus to turn your “simple” feelings into something that sounds as romantic and loving as it makes you feel when you think about her.
- Don’t use lame cliché’s, it’s very unoriginal and it won’t seem as special and romantic to her.
- If you can stomach it, have someone read your poem before giving it to her. Try asking someone on a poetry forum for their opinion, at least you won’t have to let one of your friend’s read it and hear about it for the rest of your life.
It also may help you to take a look at some published love poems that you can view on the internet. Just make sure that the poem is your own, and not just sentences pieced together from famous love ballads.
You should type your poem out on the computer first to ensure you do not give her a copy with spelling or grammatical errors, but please, please, please…. give your girlfriend a very beautifully handwritten poem. This is another opportunity to shine! What type of paper, or material, do you write your poem on? Be creative boys!
Whatever you decide to say, just make sure that you are honest and don’t be afraid to show your emotions. There is nothing to be ashamed about for telling someone how much you love them.
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