During our last third Thursday poets meeting, we studied the poem, “Color Me Red” by Starr Williams, which you will find at http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/color-me-red/ . We then each wrote our own poem about red. I came up with the following. Click on the link below the poem to hear me read it.
WHAT IS RED?
the heart of the one I still love,
his face when he was mad or embarrassed,
the shirt he sometimes wore
with a breast pocket for his red kerchief,
hat that adorned his head,
sweat pants that warmed his legs,
beets I once gave him,
thinking they were cranberry sauce,
cherry tomatoes he liked,
his blood that no longer pumps through his veins
now that he lies underground
where it’s dark, damp, cold,
where red no longer brings cheer.
Now, it’s your turn. What do you associate with red? You don’t have to write a poem, but you can share your thoughts below.
Author Abbie Johnson Taylor
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