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How I Used My Poems in Cards
Poet In My Own Mind
There is an old joke that goes like this “You’re a poet but you don’t know it. I can tell because your feet are long fellows!” Well over the course of time, I have tried to write poems. None of them were very good, but maybe they were good enough for greeting cards. So that is what I did with them, I made homemade greeting cards. This not only saved me a little bit of money, it added personal sentiments that were truly appreciated by the recipients. Here are a few examples of my own poems that I have incorporated into home made cards.
50th Anniversary Card to my parents
THE LOVE OF A LIFETIME
In the happy times, the proud times,
I am the love that intensifies the ecstasy.
In the challenge of uncertain times,
I am the love that champions you.
In the day to day routine times,
I am your best friend, and the giggle behind your smile.
In the passion of trying times,
I am the love that calms the pain, sorrow, loss.
In the past, present and future times,
I am the love that lasts a lifetime.
Wedding Anniversary Card to my husband
YOU’RE THE ONE
You’re the one who comforts me when I’m ill or sad
You’re the one who listens patiently when I brag
You’re the one who appreciates me, especially my cooking
You’re the one who compliments me no matter how I’m looking
You’re the one who loves a fireplace, snacks and good TV
You’re the one who watches old movies men don’t like to see
You’re the one who was sent to me from Someone up above
You’re the one who is my real forever one true love
Thank You Card to family and friends for surprise birthday party
ON THE ROAD OF LIFE
It’s funny how we travel different ways yet meet in the same place
How some of us speed along and others set a slower pace
Sometimes the road is bumpy, sometimes the road is smooth
Yet even in the worse conditions it helps to have good food
Our bodies range from sporty types to sleek and classic fair
Along the way we’ll need to stop for maintenance or repair
At times the days are beautiful, at times it’s dark and cold
And just when we feel energetic, we learn we’re growing old
But I’m a very lucky one, it’s easy to contend
Accompanied on my journey by loving family and friends
Thank you for sharing my day!
Now if you are a poet and want to publish your verses for greeting cards, search "submit greeting card poems" on google and you will find many publishing companies looking for just what you have to offer. Good luck!