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November 9, 2013
By LadyGrey SILVER, Ithaca, New York
LadyGrey SILVER, Ithaca, New York
7 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." --J.K. Rowling
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." --Oscar Wilde
"You're a f***ing potato." --Emilie Autumn

Red, I don't like the color red
the color of blood –
of relief and release and regret
and broken promises.
The color of cherries, pomegranates
temptation, alluring –
[you can't leave once you've tasted
the forbidden.]
Bright cheap candy,
chemicals disguised
as cherries or apples
[they still taste
of chemicals] –
nostalgic poison.
Clichéd passion,
lips spilling sentiments
[overused and worn into
blank words without meaning],
manufactured scarlet in the darkness.
Roses, fading
bitter and rotting;
[they still smell
of childhood.]
Red, like rusting razor blades,
unused for a while
[but waiting, luring]
gambling, taking
cheap synthetic opiates
promising red.
Red like a heart
torn violently from its bone prison;
[would it make you immortal?]
[you've devoured the rest of me,
and smile, mouth stained red.]

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This article has 4 comments.

LadyGrey said...
on Nov. 25 2013 at 6:15 pm
You're very kind! And your eloquence puts my "poetry" to shame. 

Chloelia said...
on Nov. 25 2013 at 4:49 pm
Chloelia, Ithaca, New York
0 articles 1 photo 1 comment
Beautiful and creative!  The imagery is so evocative, and the words you used feel lovely, unusual, and carefully chosen yet not stilted or pretentious. Poems about colors have (obviously) been done a great deal before, but I found this one refreshing and thoughtful. I'd love to see another like this-- keep up the great work!

C.Tessa SILVER said...
on Nov. 19 2013 at 1:23 pm
C.Tessa SILVER, Los Angeles, California
9 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christian Nestell Bovee

2 Timothy 1:7

I like it the use of red is intresting

on Nov. 18 2013 at 4:56 pm
jennag4 PLATINUM, New City, New York
27 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
I write to be the characters that I'm not.

i really like this the allusions are great