I have two not so secretive facts to share with you. The first is that I am not very romantic, in fact I believe Danny once told me I was the least romantic person in the world. That might be an exaggeration, but it is true that I don't spend all day writing sonnets and baking heart shaped cookies.
The second secret it that I used to write funny poems for my friends. I would make them rhyme and they would have hilarious inside jokes sprinkled throughout. They were goofy...not romantic. I did write one for Danny for his birthday a few years ago. It is probably the least funny poem I have ever written, but it has the word love in it, so I guess it qualifies as romantic. I wrote this poem in lieu of a birthday present, because we were saving up money to buy our lovely abode.
I Love you Danny Boy
By Jessie Lehr
This poem may not be what you want…
But I put it in a very nice font.
It may not be very funny…
But we are trying to save a little money!
My Danny boy, you are sweeter than honey.
When you are around, I get very happy, I sure do…
I get so excited, I sometimes annoy you.
But you see, I just can help it, I love you so much…
I’d even love you if you were Dutch.
You make me laugh, you make me smile…
I’d hike up a mountain for you mile after mile…
(Even if I had to take a million breaks to catch my breath)
I’d do it for you, my former Kelley brother’s chef!
The best decision of my life was choosing you to marry.
(Plus I got the bonus of your great beard: so HAIRY!)
I’ll love you always, this I know is true.
Danny boy, I’m so in love with you
Three little notes about this silly poem. This poem was written in 2008ish. I like how even then, I was on to the Dutch. Danny used to work at Kelley Brothers as a cook in high school. I need to remind him of this when I am tired of making dinner all the time. I love Danny's beard. It looks nice on him. Without it he looks 12.