National Poetry Day, which takes place on the first Thursday of October, was founded in 1994 to promote verse in the U.K. But thanks to Twitter, where hashtags have a way of flouting borders, it’s become a full-blown thing in the U.S. And where there’s a trending topic, you’ll find brands trying desperately to engage. Yesterday was no exception.
What follows are 15 well-intentioned but ultimately misguided attempts by brands to contribute a verse. Tip for next year: If your plan involves rhyming "Violets are blue" with "healthy for you," just don’t.
Roses are red— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) October 6, 2016
So is ketchup
Here come my fries
Time to bless up ??#NationalPoetryDay
Roses are red— Red Vines (@RedVines) October 6, 2016
Red Vines are red
Poems are hard
Never leave packs behind,— Upper Deck (@UpperDeckSports) October 6, 2016
A treasure may lay inside,
Don't let someone else get them!
UD hits, you've got to have 'em!#NationalPoetryDay