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I am from warmed baked cookies from grandmas' house
from mixing bowls to old china tea sets.
I am from waiting for my dad to come home from late nights at work
from tears shed to when he had to go to arm bases and Iraq
surrounded by worry from my grandma and brother.
I am from long car rides to and from mom and dad's house
with holidays spent away from either mom or dad.
I am from frights with my older and younger brothers
with mom, dad, or grandma breaking them up.
I am from pleading for a little sister
from being told 'no' when I asked.
I am from a family with the newest member
from a baby sister being born six months ago.
I am from a stressed mom, and late nights bottles and piercing cries
with dirty diapers in the trash and dirty clothes in the hamper.
I am from long walks with my mom, dog, and sister in the park
with happy giggles and barks filling the quite air in the park.
I am from weekends in dad or moms' home
from one home to another
with no stability at all.
I am from the big move from dads' house to moms' house
now I finally have stability
now, I wish for some more chaos but, now all I have is quite.
I am from late nights and fights.





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