Where I'm From

May 15, 2008
I am from prostitution, drug users, & drug dealers
On every street corner.
I am from party like a rock star, hangovers, but get what’s
Important done.
I am from yellow tulips n dha summer to dha
Dead roses in dha winter.
I am from going to church every Sunday to traveling
Across dha world for families reunions.
I am from a family of musicians && creators.
From KEEP YA HEAD UP my young American Princess
&& follow your dreams.!
I’m from boredom, rainy & cold days. Wilmington, North Carolina,
Fried chicken && collard greens.
From dha babies having babies,
struggling to take care of them.
Girls feeling unappreciated turning to older man && having
Abusive relationships.
I am from Trenton, Newark, New Jersey fast life,
Long Island, New York bright lights, Greensboro Highways,
& Baltimore lights, camera, action scene.
I am from where ever life takes me.!!
By: Stephanie Canty

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maRAWR This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm
"I'm from wherever life takes me"- thanks for that line. it definitely go to me. great poem!
faypirate23 said...
May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm
wow cool i was born in wilmington nc and my dad was born in long island nj
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