Mark R Slaughter


Red - Poem by Mark R Slaughter

Red for blood –
Pumping out a life;
Paling in a death;
Blushing in a feminine face –
Flushing out her puberty;
Stain a presage for the mother ready.

And red, a flag of hatred in the eye –
The brutal other side –
Blood-release of war;
The sundered heart!

But then the red of simple dress
To give a beauty all she needs –
And flaming hair
And flimsy lace of underwear
And passion in the wanton heart
And dreams of crimson stockinged legs apart –

The rawness in the fantasy that
Only red can be.

And I? To only seek for Autumn
Bleeding in her many hues
Of red and other sister colours –
Those of tiring summer;
The fall of evening chill,
To wake with mist of morn,
Until cerise of dawn
Presents another day.



Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2010










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Comments about Red by Mark R Slaughter

  • Rookie - 0 Points Wei Zhou (11/26/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    Image fragments appear between the desire of people and nature. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Gold Star - 8,058 Points Bri Edwards (5/28/2013 12:08:00 AM)

    have you tried purple or pink yet? thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chuck Audette (7/12/2012 3:53:00 PM)

    I red it and then I red it again. Nicely penned. -chuck (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 6, 2013