Lost for words? Local poet raises funds through bespoke writing.

When you need to write a special greeting in a card or perhaps make a speech at a family occasion it is extremely important that you say something that is both memorable and distinctive. Sometimes the standard run-of-the-mill salutations are too trite and formulaic.

So why not get someone to write something bespoke and unique – that perhaps will be remembered and cherished for some time?

Monks Risborough poet Jeff Galatin is offering to write content – poems, speeches, birthday wishes… – that promises to deliver everything that is wanted to give the right message. His story:

“I first started to write poems in birthday cards that we sent to our six grandchildren, not only did they get a carefully selected card, but also a handwritten greeting that was very personal to them – with a touch of humour and a big pinch of love!” 

Over the years the number of recipients of these poems have grown, first with his own children’s cards and then his first challenge, the ‘Father of the Bride’ speech at his daughter, Polly’s wedding.

“I didn’t want to make the usual boring speech so I wrote a poem. It was emotional both writing it and saying it on the day, but everyone seemed to like it. So, I’ve kept on writing poems!” 

Jeff has kindly offered to donate 25% of his fee to Child Bereavement UK. We are grateful to Jeff for choosing to support us through this new exciting venture, Poetry Emotion.

Jeff can be contacted on galatin@live.co.uk and via his Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/reffyjeffy/ 

So birthdays, christenings, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, eulogies, epitaphs, graduations, sporting achievements, new jobs, presentations, retirement etc. are all occasions for which Jeff could write an apt and suitable poem.

Being stuck for words can be a bind.
If the right ones don’t come to mind
Anniversary, Thank You, Wedding or Birthday
You need to find what’s best to say

On a card or making a toast
Especially if you are the host
Express your feelings with new flair
Just to show how much you care

A life remembered – so much to recall
Loving sentiments on ears to fall
That soften the tone of solemn silence
And lighten hearts from tearful absence

Memories, thanks and congratulations
Messages for all celebrations
Words that reach out with the deftest touch
So use the ones that mean so much

(this article was first published here – look-localmagazine.co.uk/lost-words-local-poet-helps-raise-funds-local-charity/)