Monday, February 9, 2009

Roses are red

It is February and along with that is the season of love. One of my teachers had her students make some Valentine cards to send to soilders in Iraq. The cards were quite lovely. My favorite went like this:

"Thank you for helping us win and I hope you don't get shot because if you do I will start crying and then I will see you in the newspaper. Thank you soilders. Love, S."

You can just feel the love and encouragement. Just for kicks, I decided to keep this card for myself. I don't want to feel like anyone got jinxed by this card. We can just say her heart was in the right place.

And speaking of a heart in the right place, my youngest step-daughter, Little Miss Sunshine, got a text message today from a friend. And it went like this:

"Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I like boys
But you may just do.
Go to the prom with me?"

And she said yes. Mr. Strong is a little clueless as to why his lovely daughter wants to go to the prom with her gay friend. But I get it. He will know how to dress and dance. He can even help out with her makeup and hair. And there are no worries about lewd suggestions or dark corners. How perfect is that!

And from there, I've been thinking of how little I have used the "Roses are red" poem for the various people in my life. It is the perfect poem for rewriting to whatever special occasion or particular person you intend it for.

Here is one for my husband.
"Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
You snore so loud.
That's why I kick you."

And one for my sons.
"Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Here is some money.
Should I schedule a time to see you?"

And, of course, one for the dog.
"Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Your poop really stinks.
It smells like cheese fondue."

For the student who drank out of the toilet.
"Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Was bobbing for turds
Really the right thing to do?"


I think I'm going to use this poem more often. Who would you write a poem to? And what would it say?

16 comments:

only a movie said...

Excellent work!
Too tired to write one now... I may check back tomorrow bright and early.

Candice said...

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I would love some ice cream right now, but can you say, Moo?

Big ass wouldn't rhyme..

Braja said...

I like the sound of your daughter's date...there's a movie script in there somewhere :)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

ROFL@ the turd poem. I think you just might win some poet's award for that one!

Sunny said...

lol! love the post.

I'm bad at poetry, so just use the classic version to "surprise" my boyf :)

Deb said...

oh this is great!!! i'd play along, but it's too early for me to be creative.

and please, what girl WOULDN'T want to go to prom with a gay guy? that's like my dream come true!

Kulio said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
A gay date for prom
is my dream come true!
(There you go, Deb) :-)

Nice, nice friendship to be able to go to prom together - safely, loads of fun...we all need a gay guy-friend!

HeatherPride said...

Gay dates are the best! No pressure, just like I like.

I'm glad you kept the "thanks, I hope you don't get shot" letter to yourself. Wise.

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey...I wish my teen girls ONLY dated gay guys. I'd have slept better at night! And your poetry....well....there are just no words lol

amy said...

i wish i had a gay best friend to take me to prom.

also, here's my poem:

roses are red
violets are blue
i wish gerard butler
would come take me to fiji.

that was crappy, i know. i'm so out of rhymes right now. i think the esol test has fried my head.

ooh wait!

rose are red
violets are blue
testing smells poopy
and so does doo doo.

mr. potty would dig it!

:-D

anymommy said...

Fantastic. I'd play, but I'm poemless right now.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Love the poems! You know, our topic for the Spin Cycle this week is Love. Would you like to submit this? It's perfect!

Jan said...

I found you via the Spin Cycle, and just laughed and laughed at your poems. You're a woman after my own heart.

Laufa said...

Ew bobbing for terds? Welcome to the Spin and gross!

Shangrila said...

"Roses are red, Violets are blue, this spin rocks, so I'm gonna stalk you!" LOL-Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Rachel said...

I've come over from Sprite's Keeper following Spin Cycle links, and this was great! I loved all the Roses are Red poems. Especially the snoring husband one. ahahahahhaha!