Thank you for visiting poems2order. My name is Rebecca Strecker and I hope you will allow me to be your personal poet for every occasion. I have been writing quality poems and song lyrics since I was a young girl. It is my passion and joy. It is also a challenge to take the information you give me and turn it into a beautifully rhymed poem that is your personal property to enjoy as you wish. Feel free to publish it, display it, or tuck it away to be reread again and again. I live in beautiful Southern California with my husband and cats. Surrounding myself with loved ones, beauty, and peace inspires me to write my best for you.

A poem is a beautiful way to say “I love you”, “I’ll never forget you”, and “you are in my heart.” It’s an unforgettable way to say “Good Luck”, “I wish you happiness”, and “you have touched my heart”. A beautiful personal poem can make you laugh or cry, it can bring a light touch of whimsy, paint a never-to-be-forgotten word picture, and become a family heirloom and tradition for generation after generation.

I write in ANY style you like! My poems will make you cry or laugh out loud–depending on the way YOU want it written. Few poets can claim this.  Funny or  whimsical, sad or romantic–just let me know what you want and I’ll begin to create YOUR SPECIAL POEM right away.

I write to order for all the following occasions and others that you specify.

Personalized Poems for :


Birth of a Child




Get Well

Family Albums

Family Reunions

Father’s Day




Life Tribute

Milestone Birthdays

Mother’s Day

New Home

New Job

Marriage Vow Renewal

Pet Memorial

Pet Tribute




Thank You

Special Person Tribute


Wedding Shower

Satisfaction Guaranteed…three rewrites! Because poetry is subjective, I will provide up to three different revisions of each poem you commission in order to make sure that I have captured completely not only the substance of your input, but the spirit as well.

Writing poetry is what I love to do…and I want to do it right, to give you a memory that will last for generations, a connection with a loved one that will never disappear, and a bridge to memories that will never fade. Let me make it come true for you…

Poems2order is my only business, and each customer gets my full attention. This means that your quality poems can be created quickly….usually within a week.

I specialize in rhymed poetry. Few poets can take your personal information and structure it into a rhymed poem. The poetry I write for you also has rhythm and cadence. This makes the sound of your your poem lyrical and the reading of it effortless. You may not be familiar with these words, but you will appreciate the difference it makes.

How Do You Say?©
By Rebecca Strecker

How do you say
“I miss you today”
with more than a Hallmark
greeting cliche?

How do you say
“Please be my wife”
when you’ve been tongue tied
most of your life?

How do you say
“Thanks for the loan”
in a way more heartfelt
than two words on the phone?

Cards and e-greetings
say “congratulations”
but can’t mention names
or recount situations.

No time to sit down?
No time to compose?
The solution is sitting
right under your nose.

If you feel shy—
just can’t say what you feel,
Poems2order will say it
in a way that’s ideal.

Poems2Order expresses
the thoughts in your heart.
Because you are unique.
It sets you apart.

If you want what you say
to be reread for years
Rebecca can create
both laughter and tears.

So send her a line
let her do the rest.
She guarantees
you will be impressed.

Set her words to music.
Put them into a frame.
Sit back and wait
for the joy and acclaim.

Contact Poems2Order
and your troubles are through.
Pay by visa or PayPal
but not I.O.U.

I have  written several whimsical books starring my cats, and their friends —all in rhymed verse. The books are ready to publish except for the illustrations. If you want to be considered, please contact me at

Since cats are the main characters, the illustrator must be able to draw animated cats and characters that have a unique “look” and personality as well as expression. These stories have potential not only as books, but animated films and MORE. I want to work with someone who shares my passion and dreams.

I wrote this poem for my old friend, Irene:

Happy Birthday, Irene

by Rebecca Strecker


We were friends since we were schoolgirls

attending Junior High.

Now we are in our sixties.

The years are flying by.


We both married, you had children

who are grown or nearly so.

I went to California,.

You decided not to go.


Through all the miles and decades

we always stayed in touch.

We giggled at old stories:

This and that and such and such.


Somehow whenever we talk

it’s like nothing has changed.

Even though our lives took different paths,

were completely rearranged.


You have become my touchstone.

Ever close and always there.

Who knows where I have come from,

and reminds me to take care.


I wish you every goodness,

every pleasure life can hold.

And while the years may pile up,

may your heart never grow old.


I think of you most fondly,

especially today.

May our friendship greet tomorrow

stronger for our yesterdays.

The death of a beloved pet is a heartbreaking experience. It can be as devastating as the death of a family member.  There are many ways to deal with the sorrow.  An especially meaningful way is to commission a unique personalized poem about your pet. I can put your pet’s life story into beautiful poetic form. Many people print out these poems and frame them as a lasting memory of their pet. Or perhaps you want to say how sorry you are to a friend whose beloved pet has recently died. Nothing is more thoughtful than a personalized pet memorial poem.  Contact me at

First  use your PayPal or Credit Card,

Then email me to let me know exactly what information you want in your poem.

I will create the perfect poetic memorial,  a beautiful reminder of your most precious cat or dog. I guarantee you will be more than pleased and to ensure that I will rewrite the poem up to three times to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Here are some examples:


by Rebecca Strecker



You were more than just a dog to me.

You were my trusted friend.

You had that trick you loved to do

and did it ’till the end.

You snuggled close and shared my bed

even when you took ill.

And now my heart is broken

feeling weary, sad, and still.

Each morning you would greet me:

smiling face and shining eyes.

I’d wake to get your breakfast

as the sun would start to rise.

And now the sun will rise again

but Molly won’t be there.

You’ll live forever in my heart.

Forever in my care.

You’ll join the others that I’ve loved,

throughout the years gone by.

Who gave me all the love they had.

Why must our best friends die?



by Rebecca Strecker



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He was everybody’s lover boy…everybody’s friend.
A big strong healthy kitty with a purr that wouldn’t end.

Whenever I would come around, he’d let me pick him up.
Mary would come and check on him and fill his water cup.

He always was so mellow…a pal to Steve and me.
“Mom” never saw you sleeping underneath her SUV.

The vet said that your bones would heal, but you decided “No”.
and went away to Rainbow Bridge where “Mom” sent Red to go.

Old Red shared your Friskies but he never had a home.
A damaged eye–a scruffy coat–afraid and all alone.

“Mom” couldn’t stand to see him when her Furby was so ill.
She called Animal Control and they gave Red the poison pill.

Then you decided “Time to leave,” and closed your pretty eyes.
In a moment you were on the Bridge beneath the bluest skies.

Red’s healthy now and whole again as are you, Furby, dear.
Both at the Bridge where life goes on so far and yet so near.


May 1991-June 20, 2008

Awaiting Ann at Rainbow Bridge
Awaiting Ann at Rainbow Bridge

Ann named me Juan Diego and I was lucky from the start.
She fed me when I showed up and she took me to her heart.

One day she saw me injured and she brought me to the vet.
Although I was an Alpha Cat, I became her loving pet.

I joined her other kitties, but I was still the king.
I called the shots and ruled the roost because that was my thing.

Blancha died before me and although she’s out of sight
She recently came to me in a dream I had at night.

She told me that an angel came and took her far away,
to a place where she was young again had food and time to play.

Blancha told me that she’d meet me, so I had no fear to die.
She said death was like a “So long”,not a permanent goodbye.

So now I’m here with Blancha and I’m feeling pretty great.
And we’ll enjoy this lovely place ‘till Ann meets us at the gate.

We’ll have a grand reunion, and all of us will hug.
And then we’ll live forever, surrounded in God’s love.

I received this message from Ann Selva:
“Your beautiful poem arrived today and I’m shaking and crying as I read your exquisite words. You captured so many aspects of Diego. I will treasure that poem always. I will display it and when Diego’s ashes arrive, it will be placed alongside him for all to read. What a loving, touching tribute to Diego.”

Sam The Frisby Dog
by Rebecca Strecker
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Of all the dogs I ever knew
there was one special one:
My Sam the wacky frisby dog
whose life was about fun.

He lived for playing frisby catch
and leaped so very high
that neighbors would come by to watch
my Sam near touch the sky.

He loved to chomp on water
as it squirted from a hose.
He’d do flips as the water swirled
in circles near his nose.

I bought Sam a red bandanna
and it made him look so cool.
Sam knew that he was special,
and he made up his own rules.

He knew how much I loved him,
that he was my Special Boy
and while he lost his life too soon
he lived his life with joy.

I never will forget Sam
and I know we’ll meet again.
I’ll bring along his frisby
for Sam, my faithful friend.

Happy New Year 2010©
by Rebecca Strecker

Blow winds of change across the snow.
The old year’s dying. Let it go!

With smiles and hopes we lift a glass.
The old year’s dying. Let it pass!

We’ve resolutions crystal clear
to greet the still unknown New Year.

My fondest New Year’s wish for you:
Let us begin our lives anew!”

Let us find good in every day
and bask in every sunshine’s ray.

So that when 2010 departs
we’ll say “farewell” with happy hearts.


Here are comments about Skeezix poem from his blog members:

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Blogger mister jeter harris, hizself said…

wow … wutta poem.
i’m impressed.

June 8, 2009 7:54 PM

Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said…

Very cool…Shabby’s looking good, Katie Tulip too.

June 8, 2009 9:31 PM

Blogger Angel and Kirby said…

That is a cool poem! Your friends ar good looking, too!

June 8, 2009 10:05 PM

Blogger Setra said…

Wow now that’s mega cool! Having your very own poem…


(currently lacking my own poem, but hogging all the cuddles!)

June 9, 2009 3:53 AM

Blogger Tippylou said…

Ekzellent! I’m vary impressed.

June 9, 2009 8:08 AM

Blogger Daisy said…

Bravo! Bravo! That was the best poem I have ever read!

June 9, 2009 9:29 AM

Blogger Junior and Orion said…

That was very nice of them….and a very nice poem too!

June 9, 2009 11:11 AM

Blogger The Crew said…

Wow, how cool is that…your own poem that describes you perfectly!

June 9, 2009 11:13 AM

Blogger jmuhj said…

Wow. Skeezy, I’m impressed. But then, I’m always impressed by you and your friends. What a wonderful poem! and what lovely tuxedos. “Shabby” — what a name for such a LOVELY cat! Have a great day with your furmily!

June 9, 2009 12:12 PM

Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said…
that is awesome! your the famous focus of a famous poet.

that is why you have such a huge fanbase Skeezy. you’re awesome!

PS i would have gone for the pink T-shirt too. that spelling bee shirt would have done nothing for your awesome physeek.

June 9, 2009 12:57 PM

Blogger DaisyMae Maus said…

Gosh, Skeezy … You are famous in the literary arena, too! I am furry impressed! What a marvelous poem from Katie Tulip an’ Shabby.

June 9, 2009 4:08 PM

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We all love our pets and treat them like family. From the best foods and daily tummy rubs to designer blankets and Swarovski crystal collars, nothing is too good for Maxie and Muffin. And now our beloved pets even have their own Poet Laureate.

Rebecca Strecker is a well-known writer who creates one of a kind poems for pets. Her clients decide whether they want a sonnet or a limerick. They describe one incident — Max Learns to Swim, Selena In the Show, Moonlight Eyes, or Mr. Grey in the Garden — they’d like captured forever, or request a memorial to a beloved friend’s lifetime of love and companionship. The poems range from happy to heartbreaking, and have included Ninja Kittens waging pretend wars on imaginary foe, the delights of sleeping in an old garden chair, how to steal snacks, Teaching A Human to Fetch. Clients describe the animal and the event, and Rebecca turns it into pure poetry. Her website,

has samples that are as much fun as the antics of a new puppy.

And just so the two-legged critters don’t feel slighted, Rebecca will even pen a personal idyll on behalf of humans. From Grandma’s Kitchen to lyrical wedding proposals, she captures the moment for clients around the country and around the world.

Who needs another birthday coffee mug when we can commission our own poetry. The very idea makes one feel like a Renaissance lord or lady!

For more information, contact Rebecca Strecker at

or check out the website at:

Prices start at $50.00 and she gives clients up to three re-writes to ensure their satisfaction.

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