This is a test

It is wise to start with a test

Before you consume and digest

The nose is a powerful tool

And a good one is no fool

It can be used to diagnose

The difference between a lily and a rose

As you may want to know which is which

To satisfy a nose craving or a mind’s itch

Both can smell rather pleasant

Though lilies can be more pungent

Roses you may find to be quite sweet

And more popular with people you meet

Though both lilies and roses also come without perfume

They are quite a dull bloom

And if you cannot tell the difference between a lily and a rose

You had better go and get yourself a new nose with which to diagnose.