i confiscated this from a male student in my english I (ages 13-15) class. i was lecturing and saw he was feverishly scribbling in the back . . . at first, i was flattered, thinking he was so diligent in his lecture notes, but then . . .
verbatim (mistakes and all), you know, except the names, 'cause i'm a bitch, but not that big a bitch:
To start I LOVE YOU! I wanna spend the rest of my life with you because you make me happy and when I'm around you I feel like if there's butterflies in my stomach.
I thought I would be able to stop loving you, but it is impossible. I grew too attached to you and I have so many great memories with you.
I'm so thankful that I met you because you're different from every other girl because you're beautiful, smart, brilliant, caring and you're just a "keeper".
I'm sorry for all the harm I've caused you. I wish I could just take all of it back, but like you told me, "You learn from your mistakes."
I look forward to the future. Do you think we'll ever get married? I guess we'll find out when we're older.
Remember that I promise you that we will never ever leave each other or break apart. I'm keeping my promise forever and ever. Just remember that even though we're fighting, I'm always going to be right here for you no matter what happens.
I want you because I notice that when you are around me you're happy and I always want you to be happy. I want you so I can spoil you with love and everything you need. I want you because I know I can treat you better than those piece of shit exes you had, who hurt your heart. I don't want you to go through all of that again.
By the power in vested in me, Bob, I give you, Jane, my body, my heart and my soul. The only way this contract can be broken is if the owner of Bob, you, Jane, decides that you don't want me anymore.
Ummm . . . I love you, Boo.
Let's get married?
You have BEAUTIFUL eyes!"
now, why can't i get men to say/do this kind of shit for ME?!?!
wait, don't answer that.
ps: i gave the kid his letter back.
pps: but not until i'd read it and transcribed it for posterity.
ppps: yeah, ok, I AM THAT BIG A BITCH.
pppps: fuck you, you'd have done the same thing.