Ross first fell for Rachel when she was a high school friend of Monica. But she thought he was geeky, which he was really, with his stupid moustache and his "music", (which resurfaces in episode ??). On prom night Rachel's date Chip did not show up at first, and Jack Geller convinced his son, (who showed his feelings for Rachel when fumbling with her dress) to take her instead. Ross was all ready, with a tuxedo and a bunch of flowers, when Chip showed up and left with Rachel.
Because they're lobsters.
Because he's been in love with her since the 9th grade.
Because he was going to drink the fat
Because with them, it's never off the table.
Because she got off the plane.
Because he means more to her.
Because he let her win the poker game.
Because he said "Rachel".
Because they got married in Vegas.
Because he wanted to take her to the prom
Because they made love 300 times
This poem could be about any romantic affair. But it isn't; it is a suble tribute to Ross Gellar and Rachel Green, one of TV's most memorable couples. If you don't know the background of FRIENDS, then sure, it sounds like a hopeless romantic's attempt to make people believe in the power of love. However, R&R were my inspiration for writing this. Even though they aren't directly mentioned in the poem, their relationship throughout the series tells the classic tale of "love and loss, then love again." And that theme is what I tried to capture in these following lines. Thanks to Jennifer...