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"Red in the Head" by Ava Poston published in national publication

Ava Poston, a 6th grader, wrote a poem titled "Red in the Head" in the Middle School Poetry Club last spring. Her poem has recently been selected from among hundreds of submissions nationally for publication by Creative Communication based in North Logan, UT. 
Congratulations to Ava for this achievement as one of our fine young KCD poets of distinction!

Read Ava's poem below.

Red in the Head

Although usually mad, it can be happy or even sad,
The color that makes you stop when you want to keep going
The color that will spice up your day when you're feeling glum
The color that shines in your face, and burns like the sun
The color that can make you explode like a volcano on the run
The color that can make you feel toasted as a bun.

Although usually mad, it can be happy or even sad,
The color that can make you go wild with fireworks and all
The color that won't leave you alone
The color that painted 13 stripes across the American flag
The color that pops out on a mid day walk
The color that runs through your heart and gives you life.

Although usually mad, it can be happy or even sad,
That color that is in space all over Mars
That color that you eat almost every day in apples, meat, and tomatoes
That color that makes blue into purple
That color that can poke you if you get too close
That color that generates heat to the world
That color that jumps out at you all over the world.
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