Historically, poetry has only been written for two reasons. One reason is to get paid, the other is to get something that rhymes with “paid.” If you are not a face man and you do not have money, then you are forced to play the game with charm, wit and smoke and mirrors. That is where poetry comes into play. I have been amazed at how a little poetry can push the romance button, especially because I was married for twenty five years to a person who knows me better than anyone and benefited from my writing poetry to get paid. Whenever I would ask her if she wanted me to write her a love poem, she would respond with, “Save that bullshit for the paying customers.” That said, being that I am not a face man and do not have money, when I have been single, I have used poetry to close. And it has worked.
Here is a little limerick that always put a smile on a gal’s face.
I’m in like with you, I can’t fake it.
And there’s no way I can mistake it.
I constantly find
I have you on my mind….
And my darling, you’re not always naked!