Where I'm From

June 16, 2008
By Kelly Phipps, Burnsville, MN

Where I’m from, your passion is everything, but without strength, it’s nothing

I am from music like classical symphonies, melodic harmonies, soulful remedies, and that certain beat that pulses through your body.
I am from places that build character and let the world be my teacher-showing me what not to do and how not to do it.
I am from smells like pecan pie, fresh baked bread and that sweet smell from the maple syrup in Pop’s tree.

I am from people who taught me true happiness and bitter sorrow; How to be content without a single dime and, how to seek knowledge through perseverance.
I find joy in poetry, music, and movement.
I find joy in truth.
I am from streets like “Nicollet ave.” “Pleasant lane.” and “Oakwood curve”.
I am from problems like “Ignorance, misunderstandings, death, and secrets.”
Problems always on the down low
I’m described as “Too quiet or too loud, rebel from my own, crazy from the heart and the girl who flies alone.”
I believe in knowledge and love, I believe that I can make a difference.
I have lived out the saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”. And try to push past it everyday
I am true to myself and true to my blood—though blood runs sparse within me.

I am as REAL as my beliefs and as STRONG as them too.

So, now I would like to introduce to you---- the one and only ME.

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