Denise Shearer, Groundcover vendor No. 485
Instead of snow in the wintertime, I dream of a colorful winter.
Instead of having snow in
February and Valentine’s Day,
March and St Patrick’s Day,
April and Easter,
I dream of no snow and seeing pretty colors.
Colors that are pretty like green, red, orange, purple,
and bright colors like yellow and pink, too.
Instead of a white Christmas and New Year’s Day,
I dream of a colorful Christmas and New Year’s with no snow.
I like looking at Christmas decorations and other decorations at Christmastime,
and when Christmas is over.
I like to see these pretty colors instead of snow in the wintertime.
They help me dream of a colorful winter.
No snow to me means that I hope people can get around better
because there’s no ice.
When it don’t snow,
people who don’t have a place to live don’t have a harder time.
I still don’t like the snow even if I’m inside some place warm and watching it fall
because I think about other people that aren’t as blessed as me
to be inside when it’s cold and snowing.
I like when it doesn’t snow
because I can see bunny rabbits and other pretty animals that are more colorful.
Sometimes I can also see colorful flowers, butterflies,
and of course, Christmas decorations, and toys and people’s cars.
Even though I don’t really like snow and winter,
I do like Michigan and I like living here.
The people I know help me feel warmer in the cold winter months.