100 Of The Funniest Roses Are Red Poems

The Roses Are Red meme that has been circulating the internet is hilarious, but the actual poetry form is far older than just a few months. In fact, its origin is thought to come from an 18th-century collection of nursery rhymes.

The poems that use the form range from sweet through to funny and some are borderline offensive. Starting with what might be the original, we have scoured the web to find 100 of the best.

100 Funniest Roses are Red, Voilets are Blue Poems

  1. Roses are brown, Violets are brown, I really wish my neighbor would stop letting his dog poo on my lawn.
  2. Roses are red, that much is true, but violets are purple, not bloody blue.
  3. Roses are red, violets are blue, white wine costs less than a dinner for two.
  4. Roses are red, but violets aren’t blue. They’re purple, you dope. Now go get a clue.
  5. Roses are red, violets are yellow, I’m hoping this poem will get me a fellow.
  6. Roses are blue, and violets are red, Please reverse what I just said.
  7. Roses are red, the earth is wide, you’d look much better with me by your side.
  8. Roses are red, violets are blue, I can’t believe you’re a monkey too.
  9. Roses are red, violets are blue, there’s always someone who’s better than you.
  10. Roses are red, I’m going to bed.
  11. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a cougar, how old are you?
  12. Roses are red violets are blue you’re a psycho but I still love you.
  13. Roses are red, violets are blue, I think I’m a Facebook Covid policeman and I suspect you are only exercising when the sun’s out which means you’re selfish, and I’m watching you.
  14. Roses are red, I hate Miley Cyrus, stay alert, control the virus.
  15. Roses are red, violets are blue, poetry is hard. Avocado.
  16. Roses are #FF0000, Violets are #0000FF, All my base belongs to you.
  17. Roses are red violets are blue, I hate poetry but I’m into you.
  18. Roses are red, violets are blue, I am obsessed, and I’m stalking you!
  19. Roses are red, violets are blue, TL;DR, They differ in hue.
  20. Roses are red, violets are glorious, never surprise Oscar Pistorious.
  21. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you. But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar is lumpy and so is your head.
  22. Roses are red, violets are blue, these jokes are getting old, and so are you.
  23. Roses are red, violets are blue, you were my brother, Anakin, I loved you.
  24. Roses are red, violets are red, everything’s red, oh no the garden is on fire!
  25. Roses are red, violets are blue, You look like a donkey and smell like one, too.
  26. Roses are red, violets are blue, coffee is bitter, and so are you.
  27. Roses are nice, as a thoughtful surprise, have you heard the tragedy, of Darth Plagueis the Wise?
  28. Roses are red, violets are blue, I don’t like sand. It’s coarse and rough and irritating too.
  29. Roses are red, BB-8 is round, it’s over Anakin, I have the high ground.
  30. Roses are red, violets are blue, I am the senate, and the emperor too.
  31. Roses are red violets are blue, please keep your flowers and your poems too.
  32. Roses are red here’s something new, violets are violet not freaking blue.
  33. Roses are red, violets are blue, Master Skywalker, there are too many of them, what are we going to do?
  34. Roses are red, violets aren’t that, love won’t save you Padme, only my new powers can do that.
  35. Roses are red, Jedi play tricks, execute Order 66
  36. Roses are red, violets are blue, a face like yours, belongs in a zoo.
  37. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’d rather be single, than with someone like you.
  38. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a schizophrenic, and so am I.
  39. Roses are red, violets are blue, your phone is smart, so why aren’t you?
  40. Roses are red, relationships are tough, the reason I love you, is we hate the same stuff.
  41. Roses are red, violets are blue, I want to order pizza, And watch Netflix with you.
  42. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m unoriginal, this is all I can do.
  43. Roses are red, violets are blue, you snore like a bear, but I’m still into you.
  44. Roses are red, pizza sauce is too, I ordered a large one, I’m not sharing with you.
  45. Roses are red, and violets are blue, they smell nice, unlike you.
  46. Roses are red, and violets are blue, you always say you are cute, but not in my view.
  47. Roses are red, and violets are blue, so I smelled like 100 and got myself flu.
  48. Roses are red, and violets are blue, your spaghetti is overcooked, it sticks like glue.
  49. Roses are red, violets are blue; no mutual friends, who the hell are you?
  50. Roses are red, violets are blue, cows are moo, what about you?
  51. Roses are red, violets are blue, a monkey asked, ”Doctor, How to get rid of itching?”, I replied,” use anti-dandruff shampoo”.
  52. Roses are red, violets are blue, “How to pocket your baby”, is a video on YouTube; originally shared by a mama Kangaroo.
  53. Roses are red, violets are blue, “I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy”, though I’m 20 and still can’t buckle my shoe.
  54. Roses are red, violets are blue, pros use Gmail, nerds use Yahoo.
  55. Roses are red, violets are blue, you are nothing but a Panda, If you don’t know Kung Fu.
  56. Roses are red, violets are blue, “What comes first? egg or chicken?”, “Sorry sir, I don’t have a clue.”
  57. Roses are red, violets are blue, for the sake of this rhyme, for once in life; I’ll visit Peru.
  58. Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re a man, I’m a woman, You know what to do!
  59. Roses are red, violets are blue, happy Mother’s Day Mom! Sorry you didn’t give birth to a poet who could rhyme!
  60. Roses are red, violets are blue, sheep go baah, and cows go moo.
  61. Roses are red, violets are blue, God made me pretty, what happened to you?
  62. Roses are red. violets are blue, they don’t think it be like it is, but it do.
  63. Roses are red, violets are blue, vodka is cheaper, than dinner for two.
  64. Plumbers are red, hedgehogs are blue, press start, and be my player two.
  65. Roses are blue, violets are red, I’m no good at colours, but I’m brilliant in bed.
  66. Roses are red, violets are too, I’m colorblind, what about you?
  67. Roses are red, violets are blue, I am the walrus, Coo coo ka-chu.
  68. R4 is red, R2 is blue, if I were the force, I would be with you.
  69. Roses are red, violets are blue, the colour of these flowers is irrelevant, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.
  70. Roses are red, violets are blue, roses are red, Whoa, déjà vu!
  71. Roses are reddish, Violets are bluish, If it weren’t for Christmas, we’d all be Jewish.
  72. Roses are red, Pennies are copper, Predator is loose, get to the chopper.
  73. Roses are red, violets are blue, I lost the game, now so did you.
  74. Roses are red, so is the state. Will you be my comrade, because you are great?
  75. Roses are red, violets are blue, that’s what they say, but it just isn’t true.
  76. Roses are red, and apples are, too, but violets are violet, violets aren’t blue.
  77. Orange is orange, but Greeland’s not green, a pinky’s not pink, So what does it mean? To call something blue when it’s not, we defile it, but, ah, what the heck, It’s hard to rhyme violet.
  78. Roses are red, violets are blue, It’s not really stalking, If they never see you
  79. Roses are red, violets are blue, you’ve got a nose, like a B-52.
  80. Roses are red, violets are blue, some poems rhyme, this one doesn’t.
  81. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m a schizophrenic, and so am I.
  82. Charmander’s red, Squirtle is blue, I wish my Pokemon, would evolve into you.
  83. Roses are red, violets are blue, If the Scatman can do it, so can you.
  84. Roses are red, violets are blue, I have five fingers, the middle one’s for you.
  85. Roses are red, violets are blue, measles are bad, and polios too.
  86. Roses are red, violets are blue, In Soviet Russia, poem writes you.
  87. Roses are red, my name is Dave, This poem makes no sense. Microwave.
  88. Roses are red, orchids are rare, you’re moving to your aunt and uncles in Bel-Air.
  89. Roses are wilting, violets are dead, I heard you’ve been cheating, I’ll cut off your head.
  90. Arsenal are red, Chelsea are blue, they hate Spurs and West ham do too.
  91. Roses are red, chocolates are brown, I expect nothing, and still I’m let down.
  92. Roses are red, deer eat flowers, Squidward chokes on a fork, for 10 hours.
  93. Roses are red violets are blue, I’m allergic to flowers, achoo!
  94. Roses are red, violets are blue, sorry to say I’m not into you.
  95. Roses are red, violets are blue, but I wouldn’t know, I don’t get them from you.
  96. Roses are red, violets are blue, I can’t rhyme, banana.
  97. Roses are red, the world is big, Neighbours from hell, ate my guinea pig.
  98. Roses are red, I’m not wearing a suit, carrots are not vegetables, they are actually fruit.
  99. Roses are red, violets are blue, I thought Voldemort was ugly, but then I saw you.
  100. Roses are red, watch your language, what are you? An idiot sandwich.

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