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How to Write a Love Poem for Your Girlfriend Boyfriend Wife or Husband

Updated on September 28, 2015

Love Poem Writer's Block Remedy

Wondering how to write a love poem? Anyone who has attempted to write a love poem knows the angst of staring at a blank piece of paper with no idea where to start. Starting a love poem is the most difficult part. Love poems can be given for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, or weddings.

Luckily, you can follow some simple steps to get your creative juices flowing. Then follow the rest to be sure that you have polished your love poem to be deserving of its receiver. Write your poem so that your message of love is clear for your loved one.

Love Poems are Gifts from the Heart

There are many reasons a love poem is appropriate. You may want to express something in a romantic way that buying a gift can not say. Love poems are easy to write with a few tips, Follow the instructions below to write a love poem that will evoke memories and feelings.

Realize you risk being vulnerable and making a fool of yourself to someone you trust. This is not such an awful risk though. Love poems make great gifts for special days like Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, or your wedding.

Who knows, maybe you will be rewarded for your thoughtful gift. Potential rewards include anything from a kiss to, well, whatever your sweetheart is capable of. If you have never written a poem for your loved one, try it out. He or she will have no expectations. What do you have to lose? If you have written one in the past, you may improve with the following instructions.

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Love Poem Writing Instructions

  1. Think about when you met, and your first times together. This is to get the love juices flowing. Marriage counselors will often ask bickering couples to talk about when they first met when tension levels get high. This makes the partners remember those first days when they were crazy about each other, and reminds them of why they liked the person to begin with. Make a list of things you like about your sweetheart now that the juices are flowing.
  2. Make a list of sensory data. Descriptive words make poetry more interesting, and it is easier to write with a list at hand. Remember to include all senses not just sight. There are more than the five you can probably easily name. Here’s a more complete, but debatably still incomplete list: sight, sound, hearing, taste, touch, motion, emotions, and balance. Maybe you felt butterflies in your stomach, like the room was spinning, or your cheeks became flush.
  3. Based on what you have written, choose a theme of your poem. Is it going to be a story? Do you want to tell about their beauty, why you respect him or her, or show appreciation? Just ask yourself why this person deserves a song. Then let that answer lead you to the theme.
  4. Get Started. It’s the most difficult task just to get started. Look at your sensory data. Use a description to set the scene, and then say what you need to say. So the format can go something like: Set the scene-> Make your point.  For example: Pounding heart, warm summer breeze, smiles and coffee, etc.  Once you set your scene, it should be easier for you to convey what you want to say.  Group your lines together to tell the story in parts.
  5. Avoid clichés. Unless your sweetheart has awful taste, he or she will not be as impressed with all too common clichés. Examples include: “You are so beautiful, fell in love, true love, rest of my life, words can’t express.” Don’t use phrases that you’ve heard in songs. In fact, avoid using the word love all together. You will be forced to describe or use metaphor to show your true thoughts and feelings.
  6. Revise. You can use a rhyming dictionary and look up synonyms in a thesaurus to find better word choice. Look for parts that are unclear or don’t fit with the rest of the poem. Change these parts or get rid of them. Rearrange the poem to make it more discernible. Maybe your opening lines work better at the end?
  7. Have someone else proofread your poem. Use someone you know will be objective to give you feedback. Remember, people have different tastes, so have an idea of what you think may need improvement and ask them specific questions. For example, “I am not sure if the part about me having second thoughts is going to be confusing to him or her.” Then you may get a response like, “well it would be easier to understand if you wrote a line about why you don’t have second thoughts now.”
  8. Figure out a great way to present the poem. Do you want to just hand them a piece of paper, or do you want to send them flowers at work with your poem? I printed poetry on bookmarks to give to my sweetheart. She loves them. I added digital pictures of us using photo editing software and printed them at a drugstore. You can make three bookmarks out of one 5x7 print. If you are planning on reading the poem to your sweetheart make sure to give him or her copy too.

Now your hard work will pay off and score some points for you when you give your thoughtful, creative gift.

My Love Poem Example:

Eleven inches and four feet

Radiating warmth like the sun

Immovable resolve of concrete

A challenge of wills one-on-one


Chocolate covered cherry fan

Sweet enough to rot my teeth

You changed me to a yes-man

Now we’re tangled in a wreath


Your delicate fingers generate

A gift to warm a friend’s soul

Rainbows of yarn you persuade

To permit you supreme control


You remain interesting to me

Surprise me with your regularity

Your diligence displays effortlessly

Your purpose has great potency


Your spirit exceeds your age

Passion understates your zeal

You’ll never be paid a fair wage

I got the good end of the deal

B. Flannery 2008


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      lauren 9 months ago

      thanks i needed that

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      Jane Belle 9 months ago

      I wrote one and it worked very good for me :) Thank you for your help!

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      Dan 5 years ago

      Thanks for your advice/tips/instuctions. It allowed an unappreciative person of literature to gain some perspective and be able to write something for my girlfriend who loves writing and literature.

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      moreya 6 years ago

      wow great work you made my poem sound great to my bf

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      mitch 6 years ago

      very touching and great!

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      lawang momand 6 years ago

      nice.

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      Justin bieber 6 years ago

      Wow Thanks for the tips I'll write my gf selana Gomez one now to show how much I care fir her

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      liya 6 years ago

      nice

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      Krissy 6 years ago

      I need insperation to write another poem. I need help its for my boyfriend for almost 10 months. I love him so i just need a name or something then I can write it. This will be my 10th poem i think im so nervous to write this one.

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      Jennuhlee 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great Advice!

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      RalphGreene 6 years ago

      Very romantic and inspiring hub. I might give one to my gf. Thanks for the ideas. They're so cool.

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      Jane 6 years ago

      I wrote a poem to my boyfriend on his birthday. He was filled with so much awe at my constructive skills and in a moment of ecstacy he never knew tear drops trickled down his cheeks. This immensely had an effect on our love life which was strenghtened and renewed. Thanks

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      TheMonk 6 years ago from Brazil

      I once wrote one card to my wife (girlfriend at that time) everyday for almost 90 days. It started to get a little repetitive. This is a nice hub to get back to that. Thank you!

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      Carolyn Sands 6 years ago from Hollywood Florida

      I'm just reading this but this is a great article and worth the read. Thanks very much.

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      Your mom 6 years ago

      This is awesome!

      I need to get working on my poem for my bf by Sunday..

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      hinatadreamt 6 years ago

      Nice hub's mate

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      muvhen 6 years ago from northants

      that's good mate, really good

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      Picklelover 7 years ago

      Can someone plz help? I'm not gonna be so specific but a male I no is writing a song for a women they are married. I'm trying to help him write a song but we can't get a chorus... Any ideas???

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      charmstotreasure 7 years ago

      COol - -a lost art! Neat hub :)

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      allenharriet 7 years ago from mbale,uganda

      this seems to be harder than what i thought it to be

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      Cathy Nerujen 7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Hello Blake: You have a great hub here. It pays to think a bit before writing poetry. What kind of poem to write is important. I write love poetry myself. Although I have only written one on Hub Pages, I plan to write more. I find poetry takes time because I always search for the best rhymes. I do it the old fashioned way. I will check out your other hubs too. :)

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      loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      thumbs-up, a big help and a good read

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      sameerk 7 years ago from India

      Nice Poem , Check my Love Poem and let me know what u think?

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      sweetliz12 7 years ago

      when I'm awoken first thing I think about you think about the love we have together, I think about things we do,I think about the things that we're going to do in the years club,

      My love for you feel so wonderful eat-in every day,

      Everything we do together I feel more love for you, I thank God for us for that beautiful feeling of love,

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      his wifey 7 years ago

      this wasa good help!!i think i can do it now!!