Breath-taking surge of rich and bright
Red on my windowsill catches the light
Wondrous show of Nature’s art
Red on my patio catches my heart
Dapper fellow knows it’s true
A dash of red can work for you
Red can cheer the chilliest scene
With red on a tree, who needs green?
Festive red my sons did wear
What handsome lads! What savoir-faire!
Lads grew up, and who could have known?
One has a red-wearing child of his own
A rousing color, glowing so true
One grandbaby, and now there are two
As for cars, I was happy with gray
But then I saw Ruby, and hey hey hey!
Scarlet and crimson and ravishing rose
And one more thought before I close:
When days are long and hope has fled
Try a sparkle of sprightly red!