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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 26, 2022
“Roses are red. Coffee is black. Poems are hard. Give me my damn coffee”

"Roses are red. Violets are blue. Poems are hard. Coffee” is a coffee poem that has been printed on an ecard by Someecards. “Roses are red. Coffee is black/brown. Poems are hard. Coffee” has been printed on several images.

“Roses are red, coffee is good, poems are hard! COFFEE  #mykindofpoetry” was posted on Twitter by Tina Haynie on January 23, 2013. “Roses are red.  Violets are Blue.  Poems are hard.  Coffee” was posted on Twitter by Jeff Renner on May 25, 2013. “Roses are red. Violets are blue. poems are hard #Coffee” (also shown on a Someecards ecard) was posted on Twitter by Joe Connell on August 13, 2017.

“Roses are red. Coffee is brown. Poems are hard. Coffee” was posted on Twitter by Sweet Auburn Bakery on May 16, 2013. “Roses are red. Coffee is brown. Poems are hard. Coffee” was posted on Twitter by grace on March 6, 2014.

“Roses are red/Coffee is black/Poems are hard/Coffee” was posted on Twitter by stressy espressy on July 10, 2013. “Roses are red. Coffee is black. Poems are hard. Coffee” was posted on Twitter by Stress™ on October 2, 2013.

“Roses are red. Coffee is black. Poems are hard, give me my damn coffee” was posted on Twitter by Death Wish Coffee Co. on September 29, 2016. “Roses are red. Coffee is black. Poems are hard, Give me my damn coffee” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Death Wish Coffee Co. on September 28, 2017.


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
Tina Haynie
@tinarhaynie
Roses are red, coffee is good, poems are hard! COFFEE  #mykindofpoetry
1:53 AM · Jan 23, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sweet Auburn Bakery
@sweetauburnbake
Roses are red.
Coffee is brown.
Poems are hard.
Coffee.
9:51 AM · May 16, 2013·TweetDeck

Twitter
Jeff Renner
@jeffrenner777
Roses are red.  Violets are Blue.  Poems are hard.  Coffee.
9:15 AM · May 25, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
stressy espressy
@in2thegr8unknwn
Roses are red/Coffee is black/Poems are hard/Coffee
8:39 PM · Jul 10, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Stress™
@TheMM90
Roses are red.
Coffee is black.
Poems are hard.
Coffee.
4:02 AM · Oct 2, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
grace.
@graceisalwright
Roses are red.
Coffee is brown.
Poems are hard.
Coffee.
11:22 AM · Mar 6, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Caffeine Porn
@CaffeinePorn
roses are red
coffee is brown.
poems are hard.
coffee.
Found by @katiecline at the Sweet Auburn Bakery http://instagram.com/p/lPkjtBDqpO/
8:36 AM · Mar 7, 2014·Instagram

Twitter
Amy A Calhoun
@aealbritton
Roses are red
Coffee is black
Poems are hard
Coffee.
10:25 AM · Apr 22, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Lost Sheep Coffee™
@SheepCoffee
Roses are red, Coffee is brown, poems are hard, Coffee.
10:54 AM · Feb 14, 2015·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Coffee Waves
@CoffeeWaves
Roses are red coffee is black poems are hard come get some coffee. 💘
7:35 PM · Feb 14, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
audrey thames
@audrey_syleste
“Roses are red, coffee is good. Poems are hard, just drink coffee”
Savannah already knows/has my… https://instagram.com/p/_42ZoktZoE/
2:57 PM · Dec 29, 2015 from Savannah, GA·Instagram

Twitter
The Grind Coffee Company
@thegrindza
“Roses are red, Violets are blue, Poems are hard, Coffee! 📷: @thejoburgfoodie
#latteart… https://instagram.com/p/BBw3CkIy57j/
5:32 AM · Feb 14, 2016·Instagram

Twitter
Death Wish Coffee Co.
@DeathWishCoffee
Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! A poem:
Roses are red
Coffee is black
Poems are hard, give me my damn coffee
6:53 AM · Sep 29, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Michelle Ponce Mazuros 😷🇺🇲
@MichelleMazuros
“Roses are red, coffee is black. Poems are hard, give me my damn coffee.” Courtesy of… https://instagram.com/p/BXXNK3olr_4/
2:56 AM · Aug 4, 2017 from St Petersburg, FL·Instagram

Twitter
Joe Connell
@JPConnell1
Roses are red
Violets are blue
poems are hard
#Coffee
(The saying is also shown on a Someecards ecard.—ed.)
9:17 AM · Aug 13, 2017 from Mount Pleasant, PA·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Death Wish Coffee Co.
@DeathWishCoffee
Give us your best coffee poem. Roses are red, coffee is _______. #NationalPoetryDay
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
Roses are red
Coffee is black
Poems are hard,
Give me my damn
coffee.
11:27 AM · Sep 28, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
🖤🩸
@__NawNaw
Roses are red Coffee is black, poems are hard, give me my damn coffee
4:34 AM · Feb 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Granite Man 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
@GraniteDhuine
Roses are red
Coffee is black
Poems are hard
Give me my fucking coffee.
4:33 AM · Jul 21, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Benton Police Dept.
@BentonPoliceAR
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Poems are hard.
Coffee.
#BNPD #HappyTuesday #CallUsIfYouNeedUs #HereForYou
12:31 PM · Aug 18, 2020·Twitter Web App

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