A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from February 14, 2023
“Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. I expected nothing, but you still let me down”

"Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. You’re getting neither, so calm the fuck down” and “Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. You’re not getting either, so calm the fuck down” are variations on the “Roses are red, violets are blue...” poem. “Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. I expect nothing, and I’m still let down” and “Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. I expected nothing, but you still let me down” are other variations.

“Roses are Red, Chocolates are Brown, U r getting neither, so calm the fuck down” was posted on Twitter by @iUddavKhanal on February 10, 2016. “Roses are red, chocolates are brown, you’re getting neither, so calm the fuck down” was posted on Twitter by Ritika on February 11, 2016.

“Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. I expect nothing, and I’m still let down” was posted on Twitter by iffanyTay 🌸 (and many others) on August 9, 2016. The last two lines are shown on an image.

“Roses are red, Chocolates are brown. You’re not getting either, So calm the fuck down!” was posted on Twitter by JayK on February 13, 2018. “Roses are red. Chocolates are brown. You’re not getting either, so calm the fuck down” was posted on Twitter by Phil Inn on February 13, 2019.

“Roses are red, chocolates are brown, I expected nothing, but you still let me down” was posted on Twitter by @nvrvlvv on April 1, 2020, and on Thought Catalog on April 2, 2020.


Wikipedia: Roses are red
“Roses Are Red” is the name of a classic children’s rhyming poem. It is also a class of poems inspired by that poem. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 19798. It is most commonly used as a love poem.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet;
And so are you


Twitter
उद्धव खनाल🇳🇵
@iUddavKhanal
Roses are Red
Chocolates are Brown
U r getting neither
so calm the fuck down.
#AntiValentinesDay
1:05 PM · Feb 10, 2016

Twitter
Ritika
@cynic_wall
Roses are red, chocolates are brown, you’re getting neither, so calm the fuck down.
-Note to self #FuelledByLove
9:39 AM · Feb 11, 2016

Twitter
Grace Shepherd (Showell)
@ABlueGrace
Roses are red / chocolates are brown / you’re getting neither / so calm the fuck down.
2:31 AM · Feb 14, 2016

Twitter
Laine
@xo_laine
Roses are red.
Chocolates are brown.
You’re getting neither,
So calm the fuck down. 💝
1:06 PM · Feb 14, 2016

Twitter
ItsJustPosts
@ItsJustPosts
roses are red
chocolates are brown https://pic.twitter.com/bDBS62bS44
11:20 AM · Aug 9, 2016

Twitter
lul
@nruuuull
roses are red
chocolates are brown https://pic.twitter.com/XXwPFT5f02
11:36 AM · Aug 9, 2016

Twitter
iffanyTay 🌸
@Its_Werts
Roses are red🌹
Chocolates are brown🍫
(The following two lines are shown on an image.—ed.)
I expect nothing,
and I’m still let down.
1:10 PM · Aug 9, 2016

Twitter
Georgie Mae✨
@TalbotGeorgia
Roses are red
Chocolates are brown
I expect nothing and I still get let down
4:40 PM · Aug 9, 2016 from Killamarsh, England

Twitter
Life Quotes! 🍀
@GirlsNoteBook
roses are red
chocolates are brown
(The following two lines are shown on an image.—ed.)
I expect nothing,
and I’m still let down.
7:40 PM · Aug 9, 2016

Twitter
Mica is happy lmao
@_mikuchu_
#valentines
Roses are red…
Chocolates are brown…
I expected nothing…
And i still got let down…
2:14 PM · Feb 14, 2017

Twitter
Fasffy
@Fasffy
roses are red, chocolates are brown. I expected nothing, and I’m still let down
2:32 PM · Feb 14, 2017

Twitter
JayK
@jd_jakey
Roses are red,
Chocolates are brown.
You’re not getting either,
So calm the fuck down!
#ValentinesDay2018
4:38 PM · Feb 13, 2018

Twitter
Phil Inn
@phil0stine
Replying to @mjrowland68 and @BreakfastNews
Roses are red.
Chocolates are brown.
You’re not getting either, so calm the fuck down. 🤣🤣
4:02 PM · Feb 13, 2019

Twitter
🄼 🄵 🇺🇸 👀
@Odetics
Roses are Red
Chocolates are Brown
You’re not getting either
So calm your ass down!
#ValentinesDay #NoWonderImSingle
7:24 PM · Feb 14, 2019

Facebook
Jennifer Schuster
February 14, 2020 at 10:27 AM ·
Text inside a red heart outline reads “roses are red, chocolates are brown, you’re getting neither, so calm the fuck down”

Twitter
🎶
@nvrvlvv
‘Roses are red
Chocolates are brown
I expected nothing
But you still let me down’
5:29 AM · Apr 1, 2020

Thought Catalog
33 Hilarious ‘Roses Are Red’ Poems To Send To Your Forever Person (Or Your Ex)
By January Nelson
Updated April 2, 2020
(...)
1. Roses are red, chocolates are brown, I expected nothing, but you still let me down.

Twitter
Calligraphy And Handlettering
@CHandlettering
Roses are red, chocolates are brown. You’re getting neither so calm the fuck down🐈😈
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
12:03 AM · Jul 10, 2020

Twitter
Leigh
@Leigh05229045
Funny Valentine’s Day card, 6.9” x 4.9”, “Roses are red, chocolates are brown, your getting neither, so calm the fuck down” https://etsy.me/3QJVo07 via
@Etsy
3:00 AM · Jan 16, 2023

iNews (UK)
Valentine’s Day jokes: Funny ‘Roses are Red’ poems and 39 creative one-liner ideas for your card
By Lucy Aplin
Deputy SEO Editor
February 13, 2023 4:45 pm
(...)
Roses are red, chocolates are brown, I expected nothing, but you still let me down.

Facebook
MY CRAZY WORLD
February 14, 2023 at 2 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image, inside of a heart.—ed.)
Roses are red,
Chocolates are brown,
You’re getting neither,
So clam the fuck down.

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Roses are red,
Chocolate is brown.
You’re not getting either.
So calm the fuck down.
6:31 PM · Feb 14, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, February 14, 2023 • Permalink