roses are red: a valentine's day poetry contest
Premature Valentine's Day greetings for every one of you.
Time for another diversion from war, terror and Michael Jackson.
When I was in fourth grade, the boy who sat next to me received a Valentine's Day card from the girl he was smitten with. This girl was quite the bitch and honed her skills early on in life. The card to Mr. Unrequited Love read:
Roses are red
They grow in this region
If I had your face
I'd join the foreign legion.
She and her friends got quite the giggle out of this. Personally, I thought it was cruel.
Yes, but life goes and all these years later I am not bothered by romantic cruelty at all. Nor am I so virtuous that I would not take the impending "romantic" holiday and turn it into a joke.
So, a contest for you.
Valentine's Day poems. No, not sweet, lovesick poems. They have to be from one famous person to another.
For instance, from Susan Sarandon to Saddam. From Courtney Love to Dave Grohl. Ernie to Bert. From John Rocker to the City of New York.
Must be in the form of Roses are red, etc.
Enter as often as you like. Prize to be disclosed later. Entries can be submitted until Thursday 6p, EST. Void in France and Germany.