Yep, we’re a romantic lot, us Greystonians.
And now we’ve got the proof.
The current Theatre Lane competition for the ultimate VIP Valentine Love Lunch – not only your own butler but the whole restaurant to yourselves! – has garnered some very moving entries.
The task we set was simple – just a little few words on the one you love. Whether it’s your man, your woman, your dog, your mum or your kid. Or even – gulp – your cat.
Below are the top entries for Valentine’s Day 2016. Each is special, and unique, and that’s what we were hoping for. In the end, after much stroking of chins and heaving of hearts, we settled on Carol’s declaration of love between her parents, 81-year-old Sam and 85-year-old Margaret. February 14th is the latter’s birthday too. How could we resist…?
Karen’s love missile to her hubby…
To my love who has another love!
We love you more than words can say,
You make us proud every single day.
And though we know you love us too,
Another love shines bright for you.
The love to help, the love to save,
To love the work of truly the brave.
To drop everything at the sound of a beep,
To jump into action, though you were deep in sleep.
Be it rainy night, or freezing morn,
Or bedtime story with your first born.
Your other love has called you now,
To go and help someone, somehow.
And when the fire trucks roll back in,
The job is done, till next they ring…..
Your other loves will await your return,
For your love and strength, is what we yearn.
Rebecca’s love cry…
They say that love’s eternal,
They say that love is blind.
I don’t know, which I believe,
But I know that I’ve found mine.
A year ago,
He clicked on me,
And said ‘Hello!’.
Faintest childhood memories.
I knew him in my past.
My future path in front of me.
In a starring role he’s cast.
I love him because…..
I couldn’t possibly say.
There aren’t enough words,
And we’d be here all day.
He’s kind and he’s caring,
He’s silly and sweet.
He’s passionate and creative,
Right down to his feet.
He knows all of me,
And I know all of him.
They say that love’s an open door,
Well watch me walk right in!
Carol’s paean to her parents, Sam and Margaret…
My parents are not just good friends ,
they see each other through a loving lens.
My parents married in 1958,
they have been together since that date.
They have lived in Greystones since approx 1950
but no longer drive as now, not quite so nifty.
My Dad is 81 and misses his car,
my Mum is 85 and cannot travel far.
My Mum’s birthday is February 14th,
a special lunch for them both would be a treat.
My Dad is having a hip replacement on the 17th,
so a special lunch next Sunday would be neat!!
They have loved each other for a lifetime,
a romantic lunch in The Mini Theatre would be divine!!
Cationa’s love poem for her 10th year married to Dan
I love you,
Not only for what you are
But for what I am when I am with you.
I love you
Not only for what you have made of yourself
But for what you are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For, putting your hand
Into my heaped—up heart
And passing over all the foolish, vulnerable things
That you can’t help dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings , that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.
I love you because you…
Are helping me to make, of the lumber of my life,
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of works of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word, Without a sign.
You have done it-By being yourself.
Ursula’s true-love poem for Wills
Love from Lapland
Off to Lapland I did go
And met Mr Santa in a cabin in the snow
He asked me what he should bring to me
And this is what I asked for
At the bottom of my tree
I said bring to me a man
Who’s six foot tall
And the love for us both
To entwine and befall
I wasn’t more detailed nor so specific
But what Santa did bring
Was a man so terrific
He’s tall and he’s smart
Guitar music is his art
He’s brave and astute
And his ass it’s so cute
Hid only ‘cross’ words are
His cryptic pursuits
And I love him from crown
To the tip of his boots
I really wonder if Santa and he
Were somehow in cahoots
To arrange for us to set down
these wonderful roots!
Jodie’s paean to love…
I followed you over land and sea,
I would go anywhere so that you could be with me
You are not only my other half,you are at one with my soul
Since you came into my life, I have now become whole
I love you because you are always there to pick me up when I fall
You build me up to make me feel as though I really am ten feet tall
You are my joy, my heart, the one that I love
You are my everything, my gift from up above