Who I really am?

December 18, 2008
By Erica Green, Marion, IL

Who I really am?

I am from Magnolia trees,
From seesaws that creak,
I am from broke down cars,
And alligators in a country pond,
I’m from apple jelly cakes,
Pineapple banana pudding,
Hot sauce on fried chicken, and
Cheesy ramen noodles.
I am from one eyed teddy bears,
Plastic hot pink stick on nails,
and books of ol’ time poems.
I am from the generation of
Johnnie Rucker, Fat,
and Louis.
I’m from the memories
of the deceased
reddish brown hair like granny
prominent fingers like Auntie
and a molded figure like ma.
I am from cotton picking,
grain whacking,
Church singing,
country folks.

The author's comments:
I'm a senior and this is my last year in school. High school has been a journey I'll never forget. The poems and stories I write allow my to filter and express my feelings. It calms me and its what I love.

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