Roses Are Red

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
But what about you?

Grass is green,
Coal is black,
Pretzels are salty
But maybe you lack

Essential ingredients
For color and flavor,
I used to think not
But now I waver.

In fact I'm inclined
To think you are bland,
Colorless, tasteless,
Like so much dry sand.

I'd say you're baloney,
But baloney tastes good,
You just don't have flavor
Like you really should.

So roses are red,
And violets are blue,
And sugar is sweet,
But to hell with you.

Copyright © by John Remmers.