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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Red (10/01/09)

TITLE: A DAY WITHOUT RED
By amy convertino
10/07/09


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I awoke to what I thought was a typical fall day
The sun was shining bright, yet all human life was motionless

I thought I was in a dream
A group of soldiers were frozen
Saluting a flag, a flag that I thought was the American Flag
But there were no red stripes
Only white

I was alone not feeling any particular emotion
Almost powerless, passionless, and without any anger

No love or hate existed

No red rubies, no red lipstick, no red wine

No red sea, no red lobsters, no red in the rainbow

I walked along my red less day

There were no stop signs, no red lights, and no red cars

No flashing sirens, no red wagons, no red barns

No red leaves, no apple trees, no red roses

No red anywhere

Heartless people lay on colorless bricks

No hearts were beating

No blood was pumping

I felt a certain dread without red

The strength of red was gone


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Graham Starling10/08/09
This is an odd one. It left me twisting my thoughts around for the meaning which I'm not sure I found. Nocely written though.
Jan Ackerson 10/10/09
Interesting to contemplate what the world would be like without certain colors.

I wonder if this would have more impact if we were to discover the reason for the loss of red.

A note: there's a class on poetry in the Writing Forum on the message boards. You're welcome to come and check it out! We welcome input from all poets.