A silver key to symbolize our trust
And open doors the past has sealed up tight
With this in mind, we know it’s more than just
A key to Baldpate on our wedding night
From Scottish craftsmen comes a silvered box
Victorian, a leather work of art
The movement of a simple latch unlocks
The dream you’ve waited patiently to start
Within, a silver ring and stone reside
Not fancy, but a symbol nonetheless
Of how I wish to have you as my bride
And always bring you love and happiness
So, with this ring and box and silver key
Your wait is over. Will you marry me?
— Stace Johnson, 2005
This poem appeared on the now defunct RomanticShortLoveStories.com website in January 2006.