Ladies, imagine a handsome, well-adjusted man wrote these poems about you and you'll love them. Men, read the poems for the cries for help that most poetry is, and you'll understand them. Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice suggests that bad poetry drove women away from men quite often. Not saying or doing anything seems to have worked just fine for me, whereas my poetry was actually pretty good. The problem is that almost none of these poems were ever delivered to the one I wanted. Only a few made it through to my wife after we'd been married. I feel bad about that, not just because of missed opportunities of awkward groping, but because what I had to say actually meant a lot more when it was first said. Luckily, I tried to use interesting techniques and honesty in my poetry so that it can still be meaningful to someone else years later.