On a beautiful sunny day
When the grass was still wet with dew,
A walk in the lush green park
Was the first time that I met you.
Your radiant smile and stunning eyes
Made my heart gently melt away.
Your harmonious voice and calm complexion
Gave me courage to ask “Stay with me today.”
I never wanted this perfect day to end
As we gaily strolled in the sunshine.
Just before we departed our own ways
You nervously asked me to dine.
I thought it was really adorable
How you blushed when asking the question.
My heart was filled with joy
And I gladly accepted without exception.
On a tranquil pretty evening
We dined by the desirous setting sun.
We had such engaging conversations
And I definitely had plenty of fun.
After our first anxious meeting
We met each other frequently.
In the park and during nights out
Our relationship developed accordingly.
During our wonderful times together
I realised there was something new.
Each time I saw you my heart blushed,
As a developing love for you grew.
My heart started to pound faster
Each time I went to see you.
I desired to be more than friends;
I wanted to say those special words to you.
On a beautiful night out
We stood under the luminous moon.
When I was about to confess
The bells chimed at noon.
During the toll of the bells
Your voice harmonised perfectly.
My face must have been blushing
Because you said your words amazingly.
This was the happiest moment of my life
As you held the same feelings as me.
I was under your seductive charm
And my blemishing heart felt free.
On the night of our confessions
You tenderly kissed me with your lips.
Now my heart was dancing with happiness
As you lovingly held my hips.
Under the beauty of the stars
I felt warm and secure.
As we continued to kiss
I knew that you were the one for sure.
After that amazing night
I felt like the happiest person in the world.
I had discovered the beauty of love
And then even more unfurled.
I was at your house one evening
After having enjoyed a night out.
You placed one knee on the floor
And you took a gorgeous ring out.
It sparkled in your radiant eyes
And you proposed beautifully.
I accepted with tears of joy
And we kissed each other passionately.
I awoke the next morning
Entwined in your wondrous arms.
Your love that night was glorious
And you awoke to gently kiss my palms.
Now I wait for our marriage date:
A special day to become joined with you.
I am the happiest person in the world
And … I love you.
Note: this poem was written when I must have been between 15-17 years of age, before I knew what love really was. This poem was my idealisation of what I saw in what we call ‘chick-flick’ films about romance and finding the ‘one’. This is how I thought I would find love, but in reality, it happens differently to how you expect it to. You find love, or it finds you unexpectedly. I have also only made a couple of tiny tweaks where I thought appropriate.