Red! Red! They call me red, but only once!
Redhead, redhead are you really red?
Red, red they call me red, the kid’s book said.
Red blazer, red roses, red blood of Christ in a cup.
Red candy, lipstick and rubies richly adorning.
Red skies, chilly day red cheeks better bundle up.
Berries ripe and red, straw and rasp eat ‘em up!
Red cardinal cries, red sweater tangles.
Red river floods, red eyes cry for Cherry the pup.
Ribbons, peppers, and a robin’s breast – counting up
The shades and shapes of red we see, are you?
Naughty Red Ridinghood, taking to granny a sup.
Fall leaves colored red, hands a ripe apple cup.
Chapped red lips from the cold, warmed with kisses.
Red hot sauce on red chili beans, that’ll heat you up.
Shiny berries red, soft beard and a big red suit,
Wrapped gifts, tags and ornaments on a tree.
Treats for all red velvet cake, licorice eat ‘em up!
Most vivid red saved for poppies, blood and tears.
Most hoped for red of farmer boy and man tractor!
Most precious red the one we are washed in.
Red the color of life, the color of passion, the color
Of my new computer, phone and camera too.
Redheaded women, dogs and birds boldly go for we are red!
2011 Copyright Shanyn Silinski
Important note: I asked my friends and family on Facebook to share their favorite ‘red’ things, and I compiled them into this poem. I couldn’t have done it without them and I share any praise for this work with them. Love you all!