We don't have a lot of money for holiday presents this year so I want to right a poem for my husband as a present. A few months ago I wrote a personal essay about him and he seemed really touched. My problem is that I kind of hate writing romance. In high school I wrote romantic poems for cash. The kind of stuff that I could insert names and a boy would give it to his girlfriend on V-day. But, ever since then I have refused to write that kind of stuff because it feels cheesy. I can write erotica or something touching, but a whole romantic poem...eww. I would just rather write about a quirky topic, a topic that has not been done to death. So, I am sitting here trying to work on it...and I keep getting stuff like, "Roses are red, Violets are Blue". I have been at this for 2 hours, and usually by now I have written what I want. Another problem I have is that if I write something that is too deep or is kind of abstract my husband will not get it. I love him, but he will not get it. Anybody have any advice? Or perhaps know of some romantic poetry that is not overly cheesy so I can get my mind in the game?