Shade of Red

August 9, 2008
By Sarah Chellew, St. Joesph, MO

the color of your lips
what lies beneath the flesh
the wings of a cardinal
the bruise imprinted on your neck
it't the shade of red
the color of blood
some say the symbol of love

like a bouquet of flowers
or shiny sport cars
maybe some thick painted nails
or a broken heart
shows the anger in your face
the hurt in my eyes
a burning flame yearning inside
my world is the shade of red
love, happiness, and sometimes dred...

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