I am from…

I am from a basketball and from snacks and old toys
I am from the cozy warmth
I am from the live oaks
I am from the pear tree whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my own

I am from chores and church
I am from parents and siblings
I am from movies and bike rides and from music on the patio

I’m from the boogie monster and “eat all of your vegtables”
I am from rock n’ roll
I’m from sports games
I’m from Austin and Kanooga
I am from steak and pasta

I am from bringing home a rescued dog that later became a best friend
I am from colored family photos on every wall and in every heart


” plop-plop kershk!” The thunder storm began. In my warm house I peered out the window to see drops of clear liquid falling from the grey sky. ” Bang!” The lightning illuminated the dark room. As quickly as the room went dark the television buzzed off. I got up and went to the bathroom. As I looked in the bathtub I saw my terrified dog as expected. I wondered if today’s football game was cancelled. I went out side to look at the rain. It sounded like rice pouring into a bowl. ” Boom!” As fast as a bullet I was inside again.

Reading and Me

Reading is a big part of my life. I enjoy reading at school and at home. To me it is like TV in my head, only I get to choose how everything looks. I usually read at Lora’s library. It is very close to my house, and easy to get to. I read books and magazines. My favorite magazine is MAD magazine. It’s very funny, and I like getting laughs out of what I read. So yes I like reading. What do you think about reading?
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:: When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before ::