Where Im From

November 14, 2011
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I’m from the boons
I’m from hardwork and big payoffs
I’m from the gold of a summer wheat harvest, where mom brings us supper in the field, we all grab a bag and make sure to hug her, then keep on going
I’m from living off of PB&J and coffee all harvest, with a touch of Monster to keep us all awake
I’m from starting at 4:30pm, when i get off the bus, to ending at 2:30am, to take a nap and go to school, then start all over again

I’m from the time honored tradition of Spartan Football and FFA
Where I do what i can to keep Mom proud
I’m from the exhausting heat of shoulder pads on a Friday night, and the feeling of those blue corduroy jackets on judging day
I’m from where those both bring pride

Where I’m from a trucks a Ford and the tractors are green
Where I’m from God is always first
Where I’m from only harvest and deer season are excuses to miss church
I’m from the beautiful sound of a 7.3L Stroker idling and the white smoke of a tractor starting on those cold October mornings

I’m from the land of the Hoosier
I’m from “them fat farmboys playing basketball against the barn” with boots, dirty jeans, and my best friend
I’m from no shirts, no blood, no foul
I am the heartland, the one who works to let you eat, the one who gets no respect, and is classified “redneck”

I’m from Indiana
I’m no hick
Just a country boy
And that’s all I’ll ever be

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CountryCutie said...
Sept. 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm
hey bud get on!
Hoosier replied...
Sept. 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm
im on now!
CautionwetPaint said...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 9:04 pm
I really like this poem because you know where your roots are and your proud of it! Keep on writing! :)
Hoosier replied...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 8:59 am
thanks for the reading!
Hoosier said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm
no its not a song haha but thank you very much and i am checking out your work rightnow
UNserieswriter said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 6:47 pm
is this an actual song? if it's not it sounds like one! and wow defintely a new perspective. i've called people a redneck before, but never for simply being a farmer. i'll think twice before i ever do it again. it's a stupid thing to say to someone and this piece defintely made that clear. I"d like your opinion on Roman Leagues or The Underground Network please. Thanks and well done!
raindance72 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm
like CountryCutie, loved it! :) Great work, I'd love to see more.
CountryCutie said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm
loved this!:)
AJFruitninja said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 5:21 pm
We did these poems in school last year! Exquisite! I really liked the line, "I'm from no shirts, no blood, no foul" Really good!
Hoosier replied...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

no blood, no foul is what indiana basketball is all about


laxgirl9 said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm
Very Indiana like! great work! :)
Neytiri said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm
Really good!!! Well done! x x
izyfizy said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm
OOOOOOO! I like it!!! hee hee! :D
XxMidnightKissxX said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm
I LOVE this! I live in Indiana too. Actually like only 3 hours away from you. Lol
Hoosier replied...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Thanks! and awsome where at?


XxMidnightKissxX replied...
Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Hoosier replied...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm

never heard of it haha


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