"Roses are red, violets are blue
Sugar is sweet and so are you."
I beg to differ...
Roses are roses, violets are not.
"Roses are red, violets are blue",
Overused twaddle and clearly untrue.
Some roses are white, others are pink,
In Texas they're yellow, the worlds biggest, I think.
Violets are odd, with their own special hue,
Violets are violet and clearly not blue.
That sugar is sweet, I have to agree,
But that's where it ends, it seems to me.
The thinking is flawed, the analogy faulty:
Sugar is sweet but you are quite salty.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013