2nd Annual Roses Are Red Poetry Contest


It's that roses time of year
And I find myself single again
So for a creative outlet
I turn to Blog du Wren*

Yep, folks, it's that time of year again. Put on your rhyming hats and get ready for the 2nd annual BdW Roses Are Red Poetry Contest. The rules are the same as last year: your poem must follow the standard ABCB "Roses are red" rhyme/stress pattern, it must make reference to either "red" or "roses", and it must be completed by 11:59 pm PST, Friday Feb 15. After that, come back and vote on your favorite poem (please e-mail me or use the contact page so voting can stay anonymous*). Check out last year's entries for inspiration (and a good laugh. They were seriously awesome. When I went back and read them, I busted my gut all over again. Esp. Chris's about red and blue states–so great).
Wednesday February 13 2008File under: poetry, contest

Toggle Comments (14)comment?
on Wed 13th Feb, 2008 11:35 pm PST Don Juan de Horge-o said:
Last year's I've read
And I'll write one first
An ode to my love
Who makes my heart burst
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 04:07 am PST dave said:
west coast suckers!!! i get until saturday 5pm to submit my entry!
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 07:19 am PST Nesbitt said:
My toesies are red
my spirit is blue
its cold here in B-more
And I've got the Flu.
(While it is cold, I do not have the flu, just in the interest of full disclosure.)
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 08:20 am PST cardboard said:
oh man never NEVER challegne phatty beetz to a poetry contest.
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 02:17 pm PST Rob said:
Roses are rad
Violets are boss
Me without you is like
pizza without sauce
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 07:10 pm PST Mom said:
All you need is love
So the Beatles say
But a gift of red roses
Helps out along the way.
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 08:19 pm PST Vote for Me! said:
Lipstick is red
Hickies are green
Some expressions of love
are better left unseen
(if ya know what I mean...)
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on Thu 14th Feb, 2008 08:21 pm PST Mom, again said:
Some roses are red
But many are pink.
When love makes you blue
All roses stink!
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on Fri 15th Feb, 2008 10:23 am PST blank said:
philosophers ponder
poets they rhyme
about love and red roses
in the unemployment line
or
v-day is about love
diamonds, roses and thanks
from the florists and jewelers
laughing all the way to the banks
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on Fri 15th Feb, 2008 01:52 pm PST jenelle said:
Red No. 40
And Blue No. 2
High fructose corn syrup
Sweet and pretty as you.
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on Fri 15th Feb, 2008 03:31 pm PST Rose STuder said:
I love the Beatles so I vote for "Mom's" poetryto win the contest.
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on Fri 15th Feb, 2008 05:16 pm PST Andrew said:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Or so I am told
Because I have cataracts.
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on Fri 15th Feb, 2008 07:30 pm PST Jesse said:
Roses are red
But can appear black
When the person you love
Doesn't love you back
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on Mon 18th Feb, 2008 10:48 am PST Wren said:
We got twice as many poems submitted than votes for winners. In one sense, that is great because the poems are the most fun part. In another sense, it is a bummer because a)it means people aren't participating :( and b)I don't get to give out any credit for a winner, because it was hardly a quorum************************

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