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Color Me Red

Rating: 3.6

Red is deep anger that never comes out
Red is believing, and then having doubt.
Red reeks of revenge, of suffering and hate.
Red is being thirsty and having to wait.

Red, in a painting, makes one hot and confused,
It’s the anger of crying when you feel you’ve been used.
Red is that voice, deep in your head,
It could keep you back, but pushes ahead.

It mocks you silently with a voice full of hate,
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Sylvia Spencer 17 May 2006

Starr your poem has been well written and it was a joy to read cheers Sylvie

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Lisa Wilkinson 17 May 2006

Hi Starr. This is one of my favourite poems and I have added it to my faves.

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Kimberly Kastner 15 May 2006

Wow! Very nice, I like the metaphors you used

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(L) Y(D) I(A) 24 April 2018

This poem is very inspirational and describes certain people's reactions to the color red, which usually means some form of extremity. In this case, red triggers a crushed, threatened reaction or emotion. Red means something else to each individual.

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Marina Christiansen 09 April 2018

My paintings always contain a red color...now I know why: -)

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Molly 11 January 2018

very good! I love this poem. I personally think that red is passionate and vibrant instead of hatred

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A PAROXYSM OF VERVEAND PICTORIAL IMAGERY...ATTENTION TO DEFINED STRUCTURE MAKES THIS A FULL CIRCLE WORK OF FINE ARTISTRY'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK/FJR''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

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Ernestine Northover 06 July 2006

Cleverly described, with a lot of factual data to make one think. Nice write. Love Ernestine XXX

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