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July 13, 2010
Red is a fading sunset on the horizon.
It’s a burst of flame;
A spray of the fire leaping towards us.
It’s the heat of the warm afternoon.
It’s the face of an angry teacher.
It can also be an embarrassed pupil.
It’s a flickering flame of a tiny candle.
It’s the spark able to spread the wildfire of love.
Red is the color of heat.
It’s full of passion.
It’s bold.
Red won’t tolerate injustice.
It’s hard and unfortunately stubborn.
Red will never give in.
Even when it needs to.
Red has the brawn of an ox,
The skill of a pride of lions,
And even the diligence of a colony of fire ants.
It does not back down or grow weary.
Red stands his ground firmly.
It’s charming and romantic.
Red is like a harvest of fresh raspberries:
Satisfyingly and deliciously juicy.
Red is optimistic.
Red is the color of a rising dawn that glides across the morning sky and through the misty white clouds.
It’s the hot July sun, beating down on your entire body, and filling you with warmth.
It’s the thorn that gets to prick your fingers when you choose to hold it.
But it’s also a precious rose, that will always smell sweeter and sweeter than before.
Red, by any other name, would still remain red.

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SpringRayyn said...
Feb. 13, 2011 at 10:13 pm
I think it's good, but for a few lines are odd. Like "It can also be an embarrassed pupil" was odd because all the other lines are "it IS" and "It DOES" while that one is "it CAN be." Also "Red stands his ground firmly" is odd because in all the other lines, red is an "it" and just that one line red is a "he." But I liked how you described red, I agree with most of your ideas.
SunnySummers replied...
Feb. 18, 2011 at 6:47 am
Yeah, I see what you mean. I didn't mean for that to be so inconsistent, guess it just came out. I'm the kind of person that if you give me a bunch art supplie and tell me to make a picture, it won't be symetrical. I like to change things up now and again. I didn't notice how out of place that seemed. Thanks for commenting!!
SpringRayyn replied...
Feb. 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm
I see what you mean with art, but with writing it's different, at least for me. Anyway, no prob, I love commenting on people's stuff!
Sarah2000 said...
Jan. 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm
Good job! Keep up the good work!
vivekanan said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm
i like it it seems um red lol
SunnySummers replied...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm
I hope so! = )
LOTRfanaticThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm
I really like ur color poem! It is very creative!
SunnySummers replied...
Jan. 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm
lol thanks!
GzusFreak10 said...
Aug. 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Wow...this is really good! Keep writing!
SunnySummers replied...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 5:57 am
lol it was an english assignment :P
Abigail replied...
Jun. 17, 2016 at 8:55 am
I needed a poem for assignment too, a poem on 'your favourite colour'.
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