Happy Valentine's Day From Your Librarian

by Roz Warren

Is every librarian a poet at heart?  I don't know, but a group of librarians recently put their heads together and came up with these library-themed Valentine's Day poems:


Roses are red

Your book's overdue

You've had it for months

Which is making us blue. 


Roses are red

Violets are blue

Sanitize your desk

Everyone here has the flu. 


Roses are red

Violets are blue

I.S.B.N. thinking of you.


Roses are red

Violets are blue

The copier is jammed

And the internet's down too.


Roses are red

I can find that book for you 

But I 'll need more to go on than

"The cover is blue."


The roses are dead

The violets are too.

They've just slashed our budget

So we have to make do.


Roses are red

The book drop's for books

Not for balloons or kittens

Or whatever else you're thinking

Seriously, I've found sandwiches in there.


Roses are red.

No, the tax forms aren't  here.

I need a drink.

Either wine or a beer.


Roses are red

Violets are blue

Stop screaming and just download the dang forms from IRS.gov. 

WTF is wrong with you?


Roses are red

Library cats are fluffy.

But because I'm allergic

They make my nose stuffy.


Roses are red

Violets are blue

If you love your library

We're grateful for you.


Is there a library-related poem in your heart? If so, please post it in the Comments section. And Happy Valentine's Day! 


(Roz Warren is the author of OUR BODIES OUR SHELVES: A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY HUMOR which makes a great Valentine's Day gift for librarians and other book lovers.)