The president is a poet?

LOL! A cute story this morning from CNN:

*snip*At a gala Friday night kicking off this weekend’s third National Book Festival, Mrs. Bush celebrated the written word in an age of visual media, thanking American authors for their “tales of mystery, history and heroism.”

“A good book is like an unreachable itch; you just can’t leave it alone,” she said at the Library of Congress, repository of 126 million books, recordings, photographs, maps, manuscripts and more.

She revealed that President Bush had penned a poem for her when she got back from a five-day solo trip to Europe, where she attended a book festival in Moscow and visited France — getting two kisses on the hand from French President Jacques Chirac.

“President Bush is a great leader and a husband, but I bet you didn’t know he is also quite the poet,” she said. “Upon returning home last night from my long trip I found a lovely poem waiting there for me.”

The poem?

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Oh my, lump in the bed
How I’ve missed you.
Roses are redder
Bluer am I
Seeing you kissed by that charming French guy.
The dogs and the cat, they missed you too
Barney’s still mad you dropped him, he ate your shoe
The distance, my dear, has been such a barrier
Next time you want an adventure, just land on a carrier.

LMAO! Cute, Mr. Prez, but uh – don’t quit your day job! *G*