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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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westie#42 said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm:
My English teacher last year, Mr Lynn, gave us an assignment just like this! I love your poem, but, as other people have said, the ending does not exactly fit in just right.
 
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getit69 said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm:
I liked it all the way up till the very end, the ending went away from the story a little bit
 
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xCblue44x said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 3:59 am:
It's good, but isn't there something almost exactly like this already written on here? I do like it though.
 
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kissingdawn331 said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm:
to tell the truth it was great but i didn't like the ending
 
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Kennisld This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 3, 2009 at 12:43 am:
It was good, although I didn't really like how you ended it.
 
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chooseascreenname said...
Mar. 1, 2009 at 6:50 pm:
Cosmo Kramer lol
 
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Amanda S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 11:49 pm:
Wow. Really great job. We had to do an assignment for English class involving images from our childhood, and this is what mine would be like in poem form. I hope to read more from you.
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm:
this is well-written, although not very original.
 
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Kirsten R. said...
Feb. 27, 2009 at 2:08 am:
I really like this poem.
It makes me think about when I was a kid, and all the things that surrounded my life as a child.
Thank you for writing this.
 
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