Now you’re familiar with the rules, you’re probably wondering what a speech looks like written down. Here’s an example, taken from a speech where the mother’s daughter went to study to become an engineer. This helped influence the theme of the speech, allowing us to work plenty of anecdotes into it, as well as some marriage advice. After all, you’re the expert!
From the day you were born, you loved to cuddle,
Although most of the time it was to get out of trouble.
Weekends on the beach, running up and down the pier.
Until you left me for uni to become an engineer.
A good engineer gets things up & running,
But a marriage? Well, that requires cunning.
With marriage there are no plans to follow along,
There’s just a need to say ‘sorry’. That lasts lifelong.
The basics of marriage, it’s obvious to see,
Isn’t grand designs, but agreeing what temperature a room should be.
It’s about getting up early, just to make your loved one tea,
And stacking the dishes; an engineering feat beyond me
Men aren’t easy to mould, but you’ve chosen yours well,
He is kind and strong-willed, can survive Ikea hell.
But as you build your new home, he might break out in a sweat,
When he debates once again which lampshade you should get.
Whilst some mothers may prefer a slightly different balance of humour, advice and anecdotes, this poem shows just how handy a poem can be for making something which perhaps might otherwise sound a little familiar, totally unique.
So this is how we do it. Now it’s your turn! Best of luck!