I want to be quite frank here.
Let’s talk about consent.
This doesn’t mean keep badgering
Until someone relents.
I’ll break it down a little more;
Let’s take it from the top.
You need to ask explicitly, and if there’s not a yes
There’s no room for uncertainty
So the second they say no
It doesn’t matter if you want it
The light’s not green for go.
For all sexual activity
You must be clear and sure
As without it, you’re an animal
On the wrong side of the law.
No minors can give their consent
No matter what they say
So make sure you have all the facts
Before you start to play.
It’s not the clothes a person wears
Or the way in which they act
Just assuming they are up for it
Does not make it a fact.
Flirty or suggestive behaviour
Is not an invitation.
Nothing must ever happen
Without an adult conversation.
If you are not mature enough
To talk this subject through,
Then really, it’s a no-go
And sex is not for you.
These intimate acts are a privilege.
It is rape if you take them by force.
An unwilling yes or silence
Is not consent of course.
In fact, even if you’re married
Or you’ve shared a bed before
That doesn’t automatically mean
It’s an ever open door.
Every time, you must ask outright
If they want to proceed with you.
You need a yes, without duress
And nothing less will do.
Make sure your partner is comfortable
At each step down the line.
Consent is not eternal
And can be withdrawn at any time.
A poem about consent written by Ms Moem.
Be your own inspiration!
When times seem bleak or tough,
When you’re looking for motivation
Or proof that you are enough.
You trust your individual components;
Your eyes, your fingers, your brain.
You know those parts do what they’re meant to do.
See your whole being as the same!
Know there is strength inside you.
Know with each beat of your heart
That you can do what you are meant to do;
All you have to do is start.
Designed For Life is a short poem written by Ms Moem.
To lose someone you love
Is to tear your world apart.
You step, when moving forward,
On the pieces of your heart.
You try to patch your injuries
To pull yourself together
But underneath your bandages
The cuts stay fresh forever.
Wounded is a short poem about losing someone you love, written by Ms Moem.
You are mine for all of time
And I am yours.
I call for love, for care sublime,
You come, no pause.
When you need me, right there I’ll be
I hear your call.
Your confidante, my heart responds,
I give my all.
To one from two, we say “We do”
Now marriage bonds.
We carve our space, we found the place
Our hearts belong.
Worlds rearranged and vows exchanged
We stand together.
One and the same, we share a name;
Love grows forever.
With those who care, this day we share;
Our joy enhanced.
A family affair, a happy pair
A love advanced.
One life to live, much love to give
Our paths align.
It’s you I adore, I’m eternally yours
For all of time.
I Am Yours For All Of Time is a wedding poem written by Ms Moem.
Please do feel free to use this at your wedding, but do let me know! I love hearing what my poems get up to when I am not around!
Today I pledge to spend my life, with you, day in, day out
And from the rooftops words of love I proudly stand and shout.
I promise you will always have my trusty hand to hold
With feelings of togetherness that never will grow old.
Our marriage, like a work of art, we’ll craft in collaboration
With each new day another win, a cause for celebration.
I undertake the happy task of always taking care
To show you that I love you and when you need me, I’ll be there.
As we build our future we shall do what suits us both.
These rings exchanged with love serve as tokens of our troth.
Trust me when I tell you that you mean the world to me
And we can share our days and nights, as long as you agree
To be the one to hold my hand when choppy waters swell;
Our love story a unique tale, that only we can tell.
As we say our wedding vows, you have my word, my bond
That I’ll be sure to love you, and only you, my whole life long.
Vows is a wedding poem written by Ms Moem.