Think about her. What does she like? What does she like about you? Put these sentiments into the poem.
Choose a tone. Some girls will melt over sappy verse, while others will cringe. You know her well enough to express how you feel. Sometimes slightly silly and endearing is a better road to take.
Choose a form. Depending on how literary your gal is, she might be impressed by a more formal approach. The sonnet is the classic love poem, and is infamously difficult to pull off. Limericks are simple and cute, but not romantic.
Pre-write your poem. Write down the things you want to say to her, how you feel about her, what you want her to know about you. Don't make the mistake of writing a poem with no content.
Write your poem. Play around with words and make it flow. But remember: Put your feelings into it. Don't throw in words and verses just because they fit into your form. Don't be restricted to poem clichés. Write a poem about her from you.
Think about the presentation. Be creative. Be romantic. Don't scribble it on the back of a math worksheet. Get some nice stationery, or type it up in a nice font, or fold it into a piece of origami.
Deliver your poem. Surprise her with it. Leave it somewhere for her to find. Make sure she'll find it at a time when it's convenient for her to open it up and read it. Leave it somewhere where her friends will notice it, too, if she likes the attention.
Act natural. The next time you see her, don't act like a champion or interrogate her over what she thought of it.
Things You Will Need
- Include inside jokes, if you have them. It adds an element of sweetness and nostalgia.
- Read it out loud to a friend you can trust (i.e. one that won't just make fun of you). If you don't have one of those, read it out loud to yourself to make sure it sounds good.
- Always end your poem strongly. Save your best one-liner for the end. The last line in a poem is like the punch line of a joke. It can make or break the entire thing.
- Poems don't have to be fancy. They just have to be thoughtful and sweet. Try an acrostic of her name with each letter spelling out a reason why you love her. Or simply list reasons you think she is great and present it well.
- Careful what you write. There is a fine line between romantic and creepy. If you just met a girl, it's probably not a good idea to write that you can't live without her and want to be with her forever.
- Don't embarrass her! Don't reveal personal information, or let the poem fall into the wrong hands.