This is why you see 'roses are red' poems all over the internet

Poetry Stamping

Twitter has been especially poetic lately as people are sharing their own takes of a popular rhyme.

The meme, which always starts with "roses are red," is followed with a photo that "completes the rhyme and serves as the punchline" according to The Daily Dot.

It's actually been around for a long time. The rhyme itself dates back to the 16th century, but Weird Twitter started making the joke online in 2015.

Sometimes the punchline is a headline:

Sometimes it's a YouTube video title:

And sometimes it's a screencap:

The meme is adapting and, of course, flipping around.

And now there's a bot that ruins everything by automatically tweeting popular headlines matched with nonsensical rhymes:

Now that you understand the meme, you can check out some more of the best tweets about it:

Reactions to the 'roses are red' meme
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Reactions to the 'roses are red' meme
Roses are red My favorite Affleck is Ben
Roses are red, violets are not
roses are red i'm too blessed to be stressed
Roses are red Daises are smaller
roses are red the girls are shook
Roses are red Violets are blue
Roses are red Kim Kardashian loves crying Here is my reminder that a lot of *BEES ARE DYING*

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