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Red is like a rose swaying in the wind. Like the steaming hot lava poring down the side of a volcano.

Orange is like a pumpkin being carved out for Halloween.

Yellow is like the sun in the middle of the day shining down on you.

Green is like the grass being eaten by horses. Like the Christmas tree all lit up with lights.

Blue is like the sky in many different shades.

Purple is like a queen ruling the land.

I am from…

I am from horses,
From flowers and candles.

I am from the big brown house on the corner,
With the smell of dinner cooking in the kitchen.

I am from the bright green grass,
The oak tree,
Whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my own.

I’m from Christmas and celebrating birthdays with going out to eat after a party,
From my mom and dad,
I’m from soccer balls and singing.

And from telling about our day at night,
I’m from “apologize” and “don’t say anything if you can’t say something nice”,
And Lullaby Baby.

I’m from having fun,
I’m from New Mexico and Texas,
Tacos and pizza.

From my great-grandmother and great-grandfather,
Getting out of Austria during WWII.

I’m from horse paintings,
And from hiding under my bed as we play hide and go seek.

The Day I Got Smudge

It was the morning of Christmas Eve, my dad, my brothers and I went to the bike store to fix something on my dads bike. My mom went out on an errand that she didn’t tell us about and got home right after we got home. My parents told us to go upstairs and watch some TV, but come down when they asked us to. All of us knew that it was going to be a Christmas present but none of us knew what it was going to be.

My brother, Hudson, who is 2 years younger than me thought it was going to be a TV set for each of us which would go into our room. My brother, Grant, who is 7 years younger than me thought it was going to be another jeep. I thought it was going to be a pet…

When my parents called us down we rushed down the stairs and into the kitchen. They gave us a card with a riddle on it, it was a treasure hunt.

The first place the riddle said to look was the pantry. We hurried to the pantry where there was a puppy bed waiting for us. We all screamed with joy, because we knew we were getting a puppy. We barely got through the next clue before running to the next place it said. In that spot there were some dog bones with a clue tapped to the bag. The clue told us to go somewhere in the back. Hudson thought it meant the backyard, but when we got there nothing was there. We realized that it meant the back of the house which is where the guest room is.

We opened the door to the guest room and there in the middle of the room was a 6 weeks old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy. Her name was Smudge and she was tricolored which meant she had white, black, and brown on her. I slowly walked up to her and picked her up. She laid in my arms scared since she didn’t know us, but enjoying every single minute of it. Next my brothers held her and all of us had smiles that stretched all the way across our face.

That was the best Christmas present I have ever had. I was so excited and it wasn’t even Christmas yet, I couldn’t imagine what tomorrow would be like if the day before was amazing!