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In 1590 Sir Edmund Spenser wrote in his epic "The Fairie Queene" the following lines:

"She bathed with roses red,
And violets blew
And all the sweetest flowres
That in the forrest grew."

Thus Sir Edmund wrote the first rose-are-red poem. Today, in his school programs, Bill Wellington encourages children to create their own roses-are-red poems as a way of expressing themselves. On this page he will post favorite poems written by You, the visitors of!

Simply download and print the poem entry form, write your poem, and FAX it back to Bill at 540 885-8246

Here are some poems to inspire you:


Roses are red
Violets are blue
Here are some poems
I made up for you.

Roses are red
Grass is green
Don't sit too close
To your computer screen

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Don't park your gum
In my shoe!

Roses are red
Daisies are white
Remember that parents
Are sometimes right.

Roses are red
That's what you think
Till someone gives you
One that is pink.

Roses are red
Violets are not
The rest of this poem
Is what I forgot.

Roses are red
School is out
I need a vacation
There is no doubt.

Violets are blue
Roses are red
Why do you have
A frog on your head?

Roses are red
The sky is gray
How much popcorn
Could you eat in one day?

Roses are red
Blankets are warm
Download and print the
Poem entry form