Poem from The Color Series: Red

 

RED

Red is great ambition and purpose. 
To conquer, seduce, and transform.
It’s in each call to arms, and in the trumpet’s sound. 
It is the blood of life itself, 
And sacred love - all lost, sought, and found. 

Red is great attraction and power. 
Fueled by passion, pursuit and heat. 
It’s a smoldering fire; a danger we seek. 
That bravery and desire
Needed for fragile hearts to speak. 

Red is great comfort and protection. 
A bath in color, warm and rich. 
It’s ripe fruit of harvest, when you reap what you sow. 
Red is the color of progress, 
Our bold pursuit to both dare and know. 

-Amber JoAnn