Red, ripe as blood and sweet as pain.

Red flashes, danger nears.

Red the tint of smoke-warmed skies.

Red does anger best on a page. 

Red streaks infection.

Red, the flush of humiliation. 

Red lolls between fangs in a threatening mouth.

Red the irrevocable stain. 

Red screams, “STOP.” 


Red swoops in cursive ‘cross a valentine.

Red blinks, help is on the way. 

Red spreads a smile from ear to ear. 

Red the delightful bite of old merlot. 

Red the life inflating veins. 

Red the belly of spring’s robin. 

Red polka-dots on summer’s floor.

Red shares warmth from winter’s hearth.

Red the shade of fertile earth. 


Red, the words, “I love you.”

9 thoughts on “RED

  1. The Liebster Blog Award (means ‘beloved’ in German) is an honor to bestow on your blog, Linda. The Liebster Blog Award is designed to bring additional recognition to those bloggers with less than 200 followers. If you receive the award, you should link back to the blogger that nominated you and nominate five more blogs. Also, don’t forget to let them know that you nominated them.

    There many blogs worthy of this honor, and the following are a just a few I think you will like.
    1. Pam Ford Davis —
    Pam has been like a younger sister to me and is a prolific writer. She writes devotionals and stories and has a knack of adding humor and old memories to many of her entertaining works. If you go back a few years, like me, you’ll love her stories. She has also worked in radio and broadcasting.
    2. Dicky To —
    Dicky To is a writer that I met on, and we became friends through my efforts to proofread his romance novel. He has a passion for writing while mastering the art of Cantonese cooking, a wonderful combination. A native of Hong Kong, he was board certified there as a chef and recently revisited his homeland, bringing back beautiful photos and recipes for us to share. He offers articles and excerpts from his novel also.
    3. Abby Kelly —
    Abby Kelly is a new friend I found while visiting “tags” on She is a published Christian author and loves to write for the Lord. Journalism was a major of hers while in college, focusing on creative writing. She writes daily and serves up inspirational topics. Very uplifting and outgoing lady.
    4. Bonnie Dean —
    Bonnie Dean is a lady I follow to get my daily dose of inspiration. She is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant and has the deep down caring heart necessary to assist folks through the loss of their loved ones. Her Memory Bears ministry/venture offers a unique way to comfort those in their grief. Visit her blog and be touched with caring and love.
    5. Erik & Sharon —
    This Christian couple has so much to offer, as I have recently found out. Readers will find Bible study, discussions and much more to enrich one’s spiritual growth. Join me in dining at this one fine blog.

    These awards are super avenues to showcase aspiring and inspiring bloggers. Let’s keep on encouraging one another. God’s best.

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