This is Lola as a puppy on the red bean bag, with her favourite toy – she still loves balls! Today there is a red poem by Neal Zetter, thank you very much, Neal!
Red is a stunning sunset horizon
Red is a flickering flame
Red is the hottest hue you’ll lay your eyes on
Red is half the pack of a playing card game
Red is the brightness in neon lighting
Red is the blood of Count Dracula’s biting
The Devil himself is red, red, red!
Which shade did Dad choose to paint our garden shed?
Don’t confuse the Red Sea with the Dead Sea
Which is your favourite red fruit – cherry, raspberry or strawberry?
Too much TV and IT will redden your eyes
Red ants in your pants is not a pleasant surprise
If your skin’s burning lobster red get off that sunbed
Check out those clowns with massive red noses
Smell the sweetness of my Valentine’s red roses
He was red with embarrassment
She was red with anger
Swimming by the red flag puts you in grave danger
A red signal will halt speeding traffic
My red balloon burst as a pin pricked its plastic
If your red’s too red then think
About mixing in white to turn it pink
Ladies like to apply red makeup to their lips
Kids love to pour red ketchup on their chips
And if you’re seriously silly
You might put raw red chilli on your tongue
Want a red fire engine dial 911
In the USA
Or 999 in the UK
The bull charged the matador on seeing red
If you’re colourblind you may be seeing green instead
Red rubies, cabbages, hair, beetroot, cheeks
Apples, pandas, buses, Lego bricks.
© Neal Zetter
2 thoughts on “A Rainbow of Poems – Red, by Neal Zetter”
Cheers a bunch Liz. I have a Blue, Orange and a Grey poem and a Rainbow poem too should you want them. But I don’t wanna hog it so no worries if you don’t use them. I hope Lola is getting paid, in biscuits at least. Stay safe and well! Nx
Thank YOU, Neal! I will be in touch – all the rainbow will be addressed poetically! Lola is indeed being fed treats.