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I’m from lemons in a wheelbarrow,
From wind-lashed cheeks.
I am from cactus coolers (yellow and orange that soothe the throat),
I am from the dumpster.
The albino rabbit that lurks,
A crunching sound of gravel and bone.

I am from papayas we picked that morning,
From Cosmo Kramer.
I’m from flying down the road,
From yes.
I’m from sticks and rocks,
From no.

I’m from the bayliner,
From Rupert.
From Good Samaritan, where I learned true
Sorrow and despair.
At the top there is light,
A need to earn trust, a need to impress.

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hbwriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 18, 2009 at 9:28 pm
i liked your poem, but it didn't really relate to me, personally, so i didn't really understand.
i didn't really think you had a reason for dividing up the lines like you did, which is something my writing teacher was talking to us about recently. i suggest you edit it and think about how the way you organize your lines can improve the poem. good job!
 
alayapoetgirl said...
May 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm
It was simplistic, and thats why I enjoyed it. Although you could have been even more descriptive, I couldn't really picture anything...
 
14jkithcart said...
May 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm
That is a very great poem!! keep up the good work=D
 
HaleyHidden. said...
May 16, 2009 at 3:38 am
WOW,Amazing i do't know what to say:)
 
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 14, 2009 at 11:55 pm
I love this poem. I do. The simplicity but interest of the simple . . . . I don't know what I'm saying except this is an AWESOME poem. I love it.
 
You'die2939584920 said...
May 8, 2009 at 3:24 pm
'ello. Wence upon a time i was about to take me dog out and go do some deer a-huntin.... Me and my brother kyle here, we was hitchhiking down a long and lonesome road...
 
rr/..22 said...
May 8, 2009 at 2:45 am
cool im black
 
pinkvolleyballgirl said...
Apr. 15, 2009 at 8:44 pm
This is a very cool poem. I love the flow. I really get an understanding of your life and where u are from. Awesome, keep up the good writing!
Hey guys check out the poem, Heartbroken by Katelyn H.!!!
Its super awesome:)
 
Molly P. said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 6:34 pm
i wrote an i am from poem but mine more personal. its about how it was growing up. i think urs is nice. good job
 
sidygirlrock said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 11:34 pm
at my school we did the same assignment...yours is good
 
Jazzlin K. said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 8:49 pm
this is really nice.
 
Sarah A. said...
Apr. 11, 2009 at 7:36 pm
I wrote a poem like this as well! I'm also from Boise, maybe it was for the same school assignment???????
 
Shelbie D. said...
Apr. 9, 2009 at 1:58 am
I REALLY LIKED IT DUDE BUT PEOPLE R SAYING THAT THE ENDING WAS BAD BUT I LOVED IT!!! IT SHOWWED WAT U WERE FEELING!
 
jessica m. said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Did you base this on a poem by George Ella Lyon?

Where I'm From

I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride.
I am from the dirt under the back porch.
(Black, glistening,
it tasted like beets.)
I am from the forsythia bush
the Dutch elm
whose long-gone limbs I remember
as if they were my own.

I'm from fudge and eyeglasses,


from Imogene and Alafair.
I'm from the... (more »)
 
Silvia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm
The ending doesn't fit with the rest of the poem's format, but i like it that way. It makes this poem different.
 
WriterDancerLover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 4:55 pm
this poem is just like the one i wrote. =/
 
greg H. said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm
I wrote 1 too go read my poems
 
bayarea said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 9:54 pm
i also liked it as well but everyone is right the ending has its own meaning to it but its supposed to stay on topic.great job though
 
Ben A. said...
Mar. 28, 2009 at 8:13 pm
I like this one =)

it's a really good way of describing where you're from.

x
 
StarKiller said...
Mar. 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm
That was Cool
 
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