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A Poem by richom

Author: richom
Created: December 26, 2017 at 06:11 am
Upload Type: Poem, T (13+)  
Category: Tribute | Non Fiction | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4 comments and 52 views

Reading Red

I am stripes on our flag; on a face I show shame.
I'm a river and sea and a cherry and flame.

I'm a cardinal, gore, and a symbol for war.
I'm a Bolshevik, bull's-eye, and brothel decor.

I'm a bureaucrat's tape, and a light where you wait,
And a bullfighter's cape, and Republican state.

I am Canada's leaf and Japan's rising sun.
I'm a steak ordered rare and a lobster when done.

I'm two suits that are played, and a failing firm's ink,
And a cross bringing aid, and related to pink.

I'm the Sox loved in Boston and Prynne's scarlet A,
And I decorate Christmas and Valentine's Day.

I'm a carpet rolled out or mean danger ahead.
I am Mars and a ruby and rose--I am red.

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Comments & Reviews ( X 4)

December 30, 2017
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Quite clever and well done. All the best for the New Year.

Sorry about the delayed response and hope that your new year has been good so far.

 richom replied on January 19, 2018

December 30, 2017
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Interestingly and...
simply said yet also inventive and obviously took some thought to do. Perhaps I will try a poem for blue, my favorite color, so I think you've inspired me to do something out of my norm. I really enjoyed reading this and I applaud your ingenuity!


Thank you.  I had thought about doing blue, also, but will leave it for you.  I have, though, nearly finished one about white.

 richom replied on January 19, 2018

December 26, 2017
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Let's not forget---
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec-------my favorite reds.

I did think of wines, but since not are all red didn't include it.  That didn't stop me from being inconsistent, though, since  not all roses are red either.   But the alliterative ending was too tempting. 

 richom replied on January 19, 2018

December 26, 2017
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This is a very unique and original piece theming the relevance of red. I enjoyed the many things renad decorated, precious stones, flame, names of many things and even country's flags and important positions in society. The colour red as portrayed in this poem is very relevant and its not something one usually thinks on until it's outlined as you just did. I also enjoyed the rhyme and musical quality of this poem. Thanks for sharing.

I apologize for the delayed response.  Thank you for the generous review.    

 richom replied on January 19, 2018


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