The Color Red

Red is for stubbornness, the flushed cheeks, the teary eyes:
The drops of blood, that red of poison;
Ruby's, the red of man's sinful touch;
The red of cherry's and apples, the red stain it imprints among tongues;
The red wrath of a spur of the moment decision;
The beauty of red, the red of fall leaves;
The double red, a stab in the back;
The red of roses, remembrance of love and death;
The red of regrets;
Red of chopped wood, red of a horses mane
The red of Circuses, The red of clowns masking their true identities
The red of ants, their bite worse than a pinch
Flowing red, a reflection of the sun
The red of bricks, the dead end, which is where our story ends.





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Pandcake said...
May 15, 2011 at 9:07 am
I love this poem! for some reason, i dont know why, this is one of my favorite poems by you! Maybe its the mood and tone you get when your reading it. i just love it!
 
PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 25, 2011 at 1:02 am
thanks!!!!
 
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