Newfangled "Roses Are Red" Contest, 5th Round

by Winners and Finalists

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Fifth Round Winner

Roses Are Red
Roses are red.
Lillies are white.
I’ve grown an inch.
My undies are tight.
—Anna Poppler, Grade 2

Fifth Round Finalists

Violets Are Blue
Violets are blue.
Walnuts are brown.
Always be happy.
Don’t wear a frown.
—Coco Spencer, Grade 5

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why are you tripping?
Please tie your shoe!
—Liz Kolokowsky, Grade 3

Roses are red,
And I’ve got the flu.
I’m stuck here in bed,
Going cuckoo!
—Grace Moore, Grade 3

Roses are red
Violets are blue
There’s a bug on the carpet
So give me your shoe!
—Tanya Fancy, Grade 12

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
But the petals are scattered,
they’re laying askew.

The wind picks up.
The petals lift,
and the wind takes them,
so silent and swift.
—Joshua O' Neal Crane, Grade 8

Roses Are Red
Roses are red
That car is black
Look over there
Now I’ve got your snack
—Hillary Wehry, Grade 7

My face is green
My throat is red.
I think I’m sick.
I’m going to bed.
—Nora Duffy

Bad Dog!
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I hate my dog.
He ate my shoe.
—Drew Mills

Spike Crashed the Bike
There was a very small boy named Spike.
He always rode his best friend’s bike.
When he crashed it one day,
He didn’t want to pay.
So he blamed his big brother Mike.
—Richard Potts, Grade 5

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