What is Red?

What is Red by Mary O’Neill

Red is a sunset
Blazy and bright.
Red is feeling brave
with all your might.
Red is a sunburn
spot on your nose.
Sometimes red
is a red, red rose.
Red squiggles out
when you cut your hand.
Red is a brick and
a rubber band.
Red is a hotness
you get inside
when you’re embarrassed
and want to hide.
Fire-cracker, Fire-engine
Fire-flicker red-
And when you’re angry
Red runs through your head.
Red is an Indian,
A valentine heart,
The trimming on
a circus cart.
Red is a lipstick
Red is a shout,
Red is a signal
That says: “Watch out!”
Red is a great big
Rubber ball.
Red is the giant-est
Color of all.
Red is a show-off
No doubt about it-
But can you imagine
Living without it?

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What is Red?

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