February 4, 2009
By Shafiyal Ahmed BRONZE, Solon, Ohio
Shafiyal Ahmed BRONZE, Solon, Ohio
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Red is the color of hate.
Hate held down
By a broken soul
Because the Red words of another
They once loved
Burden their weary shoulders.
Red is the color of dread and war.
Dread feels like
Contemplating Red
And the war speaks
Of bloodshed, horrors,
And sorrows born
Because the Red of another
Spilled over our own.
Red is the color of defeat,

Of anguish and of pain

Red makes people suffer

Because Red was forced upon them

And because they had no say.
Red feels like sorrow and loss,
Towards a brother.
Or a crimson stream gushing,

Sorrow created
At the expense
Of a lover

Who can love

No longer

Because of Red.
Red feels like violence
And it seems like
Anger storming down,
Sounds like
Cries floating on the wind.
Tastes of Darkness and Death

Reminiscent of

Those that suffered

And were lost

Because of Red.

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This article has 8 comments.

007 said...
on Feb. 26 2009 at 9:48 pm
great poem! really liked the defining aspects and imagery

yowzah said...
on Feb. 23 2009 at 10:01 pm
good poem

worldsaviour said...
on Feb. 19 2009 at 11:47 pm
this truly inspired me to go on a conquest to save the world. keep on writing. the pen is mightier than the sword.

user001 said...
on Feb. 19 2009 at 1:13 am
great poem! brilliant!

Barack Obama said...
on Feb. 18 2009 at 2:28 am
Shafiyal, you are the future of American writing. This poem made me cry, made me laugh, and I lost 15 lbs!!! We can only hope that others will follow your footsteps. This inspired me to sign the economic stimulus plan, and gave me the motivation to read the whole thing (because none of the other Congressmen did). I have hope that there will be change in the future, a change in which the great writers of the nation will follow in your footsteps.

gibby321 said...
on Feb. 17 2009 at 1:44 am
very well constructed. BRAVO =D

on Feb. 17 2009 at 12:13 am
Shafiyal, you are a true lyricist. I want you to speak to my publisher. No doubt, we can get you published. -Rick Ross, Biggest Boss You've Seen Thus Far. Compton, CA

dubenstein said...
on Feb. 16 2009 at 11:59 pm
Great job, Shafiyal. ~Dubenstein, Troy, MI

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