Statement Number One: "Meet my significant other of thirty years, my darling and one and only (insert name), who is also a poet."
Statement Number Two: "Meet (insert name), the poet (or musician, or artist, or actress) I met last week."
If you chose Statement #1, that's wonderful. Have a happy life in your candy-coated fairyland. If you chose Statement Number Two, your feet are firmly planted in reality. Oh cheer up. I've written a list for you. Lane 1, no waiting. Here it is:
Fireblossom's Progression of Reactions From Women Receiving
Poem #1) Omg!!! WOW! You wrote this for me? Omg. You are too sweet for words. I'm honored, truly. No one has ever written anything for me before! I'm going to keep this forever. MMmmmmmwahhhhhhhh!
Poem #3) My god you are brilliant. This is amazing. Thank you! I love you, Fireblossom!
Poem #6) Another one? For me? Omg. What are you doing? As always, I love it. Thank you. Really.
Poem #10) Wow. Thanks.
Poem #13) I'll read it when I get a chance. I promise. I love them. Gotta run!
Poem 15) Are you sure you gave it to me? I don't remember, I must be going crazy. I'll look for it. If you gave it to me, I'm sure it's here somewhere.
Poem 16) *sigh* You really write a lot of poems.
Poem 17) I showed it to my friend Sue, and she thought it was really good. We're, um, just friends.
Poem 18) Hi, this is Jane. I can't come to the phone right now, so leave a message at the beep. Bye!
Poem 20) Undeliverable as addressed. Addressee unknown.
5 years later, at a social gathering) Omg. You! Are you still writing that stuff, poems, or whatever? I think you gave me a few of them. Wow, so, (voice going flat) are you still just...writing poems, or... (voice enthusiastic again) Oh hey! Come over here. I want you to meet my husband! He's an engineer!