Roses Are Red 2010

It's been a whole year now
I've got Rose poem withdrawl
So write up some good ones
At which I can guffaw
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I just wrote a poem
And so should you!

I won't get no roses
But that ain't so bad
'Cause I've got the internet
Oh wait, that is so sad

Roses are pricey
What's a guy to do?
Try your hand at
Writing a poem or two


It's that time of year again: time for the annual Rose are Red poetry slam here on BdW. This is a chance to let your poetic juices flow! The rules are easy: the poem must follow the standard ABCB "Roses are red" rhyme/stress pattern and it must make reference to either "red" or "roses"*. Topics can be anything you want – it doesn't have to be Valentine's Day related. Feel free to submit under pseudonyms or anonymously, and as often as you like.

For inspiration (or at least a couple of good laughs), take a look at previous years' showings: 2007, 2008, and 2009.
Friday February 12 2010File under: poetry

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on Sat 13th Feb, 2010 10:01 am PST Anonymous said:
Rose are red
But their thorns make me bleed
Like how you only call
When there's something you need.
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on Sat 13th Feb, 2010 02:41 pm PST Everyone's Librarian said:
Talk of roses is fine
But if more books were read
Think how much smarter we'd be
Before we were dead.
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on Sat 13th Feb, 2010 02:44 pm PST Mom said:
In my garden grows a red rose
With stems long and skinny
I named if for my mom
Its called the "Queen Minnie."
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on Sat 13th Feb, 2010 09:42 pm PST Andrew said:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is granulated
This rhyme is imperfect
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on Sun 14th Feb, 2010 11:01 am PST No Poet, Me said:
A rose is a rose
Is a rose is a rose
With this as my best try
I should stick to prose
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on Sun 14th Feb, 2010 11:15 am PST Sean said:
The roses are dead
The violets are too
Next year I'll fertilize
With some fresh cow manure
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on Sun 14th Feb, 2010 02:46 pm PST Saxtor said:
The red rose may be pretty
But thorns grow right under
It looks like Reddit dot com
Has stolen your thunder.
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on Sun 14th Feb, 2010 07:38 pm PST Saxtor said:
Passing out flowers
and love that we're boasting
Sorry for the language
I should review links before posting
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on Sun 14th Feb, 2010 09:00 pm PST Chris said:
Roses like nature
Beautiful, simple and true
Just like this Haiku
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on Mon 22nd Feb, 2010 06:10 am PST Horge said:
Just moved to a new city
Got no one to to date
Means no complaints for no roses
Or for being a week late

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on Wed 03rd Mar, 2010 05:37 pm PST gabriella said:
Violets are small
Roses are thorny
I'd rather a call
When I'm feeling excited
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