posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 01:49 PM
When you read this, think about:
- What is the significance of the color red?
- What thoughts were running through the protagonist's head during each individual stanza?
- What was the insatiable appetite depicted in the first and last stanza?
- How was the protagonist released from said insatiable appetite?
- What drove the protagonist to search for said release?
Also, I would like judgment on the following:
Constructive criticism is welcomed.
Shade of Red
Damn this insatiable appetite,
This unyielding lust for something more.
So trapped am I, under my skin;
A wretched home, a place to abhor.
Averting eyes see none but red,
Like a raging bull I am unsighted.
I try to see, but to no avail,
Red remains, my mind blighted.
I reach out to touch it only to stop,
My eyes fill up with horror, mouth agape;
My fingers trembling, my heart racing,
My hands blanketed in crimson tape.
I look to the left and now the right,
An object lies dormant in my grip.
A horrid chill rushes up my spine
As I glare bewildered at the sharpened tip.
With a clank the blade hits the pavement,
With a thud my knees follow suit.
With my hands outreached I glare once more,
As the crimson tears swiftly chute.
My gaze averts once more below,
The knife which took a life lifelessly lies.
With a whim I reanimate the bloodied blade,
Into the void of which my heart once guised.
Without a sound my pulse quickly slows,
My blank eyes return from sudden dilation.
This wretched place which I abhor, so red,
No longer trapped, sweet liberation.
And so the insatiable lust is silenced
With a pool of crimson ever-growing.
I am no longer blinded by the red,
For now, forever, with life forgoing.