Sunday, February 17, 2013

Roses and Violets

Between half term, a reorganisation at work, the need to acquire a new car, and a few family accidents and injuries, I have had a busy week, hence going for a few days without blogging.

This valentines season there seem to have been an extraordingary number of topical variants of the old poem about roses and voilets floating around

One relating to the food contents scandal:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
My burger went "Neigh"
When it should have gone "Moo!"

On a current crime case in South Africa

Roses are red
Thieves make us furious
Don't look like a burglar
To Oscar Pistorius


On the release of the latest installment in an all action film series in Valentine's week

Violets are blue
Roses are red
Flowers are boring
Watch "Die Hard" instead

On whether there should be a referendum to decide the future or otherwise of Britain's EU membership

Violets are blue
Roses are red
If you want a referendum
Don't vote for Red Ed

On the end of a former cabinet minister's career

Roses are red
It's daft to drive faster
If your wife took your points
Divorce could be disaster

On the royal body which was recently found under a car park

Yorkshire roses are white
Lanc's roses are red
Richard called for a horse
Got a car park instead


And finally on the terrible problems with the NHS in mid Staffordshire

Roses are red
Violets are blue
If you live in Mid Staffs
Try not to get flu

4 comments:

Jim said...

Best one i heard on the horse meat scandal:

Had a burger the other day, Was asked if i wanted anything on it. I said any chance of a fiver at 10-1?

Jim said...

One other i could not resist:

Roses are Red,
And a fact not so new,
Violets are violet,
They never were blue.

Jim said...

Roses are red,
but, thats not quite right
lots of different types,
orange cream and white,
I will give you the red,
as its partially true,
though violets are violet,
and violet's not blue.


could not resist sorry (and re-seeing this post, I figured I should have answered in rhyme :o)

Chris Whiteside said...

LOL :-)