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Marriage Proposal Poems

couple hugging after proposal

Poetry and romance is always a winning combination so what better way to pop the question than with a poem that proposes marriage?

You can write your own, use one of ours, or take a famous poem and tailor it to you and your future bride. All it takes is a little creativity to end up with the right idea and proposal.

Like we've said before, marriage proposals are ALL about her so get your pen in hand and be inspired by the best marriage proposal poems that we've found out there.


I thought I had a pretty good life,
Plenty of friends, and lots of stuff.
Then I met you, and saw the strife
Of being alone—it's kind of rough.
Make me better—be my wife.
I'm really sweet, just my act is tough.


If a day goes by where I can't see your face
Or feel our hearts in a close embrace,
I would embark on a worldwide chase
And marry you so we were in the same place.
Here I am on bended knee,
For years this scene I tried to flee
Then I met you and it was clear to me
To be complete you must marry me.


Sure, this poem is corny, but if there's anytime to be corny...this is it!

bouquet of roses and bouquet of violets

Just offer a bouquet of red roses and blue violets while you recite it and watch her swoon with delight.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I hope, I wish
You'll say "I do"


I ask you to take a journey with me
To share our lives
And build our family tree
To live together in harmony
I pray you'll say "Yes!"
When I get down on one knee.


playing cards with picture and proposal

I traveled the hills
And searched the dales
In the hopes of finding
Some romantic tales.
I needed to find the perfect way
To convey my feelings
And what I have to say.
I sought a surprise
That would widen your eyes
So I asked the wisest bards
Who told me it's all in the cards.

These cards which are available in our store are a great way of popping the question. Upload your own picture (make it one that really represents you--it can be fun, serious etc...), personalize the card with her name, memorize the proposal poem and you've got a guaranteed straight flush!


I like you.
If you like me,
Do me a favor,
And marry me


The stars in the sky,
Match the sparkle in your eye.
Love starts with a dance,
then blooms into romance.
If two become one,
It's a lot more fun.
My request is simply:
Will you marry me?


items with soulmates written on them

Step for step
Stride for stride
Together—our lives
Side by side.

You're my soulmate
My lover, and my friend.
All I ever want is you
Until the very end.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

When I look in the sky and dare to dream
My mind is free and I start to scheme.
This path I walk might look calm and secure
But without you, my footing's never quite sure.
Take my hand in your hand, my heart in your heart
We'll walk this road together and forever not part.

We originally designed a cushion for a friend to go with the first of the two marriage proposal poems listed here. It was such a big hit that we've since expanded our Soulmates Collection and added a personalization feature so that anyone can replace the names with whatever they like.


I don't like to shop,
I don't play games,
But it would so cool,
If we had the same names.


Now that all-time classic by Elizabeth Barrett Browning—"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...." As far as marriage proposal poems go, her classic version is truly a masterpiece of poetic love and emotion.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem

Now for our twist....

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
An impossible feat, that would take too many days.
My dreams hopes and desires for you,
Are for greatness and happiness in all that you do.

I am no prince, nor pauper I be,
But one day, with riches I hope to shower thee.
As of now I have no horse-drawn carriage.
Yet still, I ask thee for your hand in marriage.

black decorative scroll

message in a bottle marriage proposal

Poems are a great way of proposing marriage. Add some props to the mix and you have a winning combination.

Jim, one of our readers planned a proposal to his betrothed on a beach at the Outer Banks with both a theme and some props.

He had most things in place and asked us for help with a pirate proposal poem that he could write out on a scroll and place in a bottle on the beach. He loved it and we were happy to oblige. Things worked out perfectly and we have all the details and pictures to prove it!

If you haven't found exactly what you're looking for here, be sure and check out or page on engagement poetry which has famous love poems that you can also use for your proposal.

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