Living Love

October 22, 2009
I am from wheat bread,
From Kraft and Bosox.
I am from homey warm colors on the walls,
With the stone mantel in the center.
I am from the plump red tomato plants outside Grandma and Grandpa's,
Vines wrapping around the porch,
Summer picnics at the beach and competetive water balloon fights,
From Granny Grunt and Grandpa "B".
I'm from Sunday naps and pizza night on Friday's,
From finish your vegetables and don't be shy.
I am from Bless us oh lord and St. Mary's Church,
Christmas Eve mass and Easter bread.
I'm from Massena and Italy,
Spaghetti and meatballs, fresh cookies and pies.
From finding ten dollar bils rolled up in our homeade mittens.
The vacation to Nag's Head in the beautiful house on the ocean,
Sneaking Krispy Kremes whenever possible.
Always together, no matter how far apart,
Cheering and believing in one another,
Looking out and protecting from harm.
I'm from loving, caring, appreciating, understanding.
Honesty, hope, laughter-
Everything anyone could ever want and more...

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JordanNicole said...
Nov. 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm
I like this poem a lot. I wish I could relate to the happy story you put in my mind when I read this. Please check out some of my pieces and comment. I really think you will like them; or atleast can relate to some of them.
Hayz~Hardcore said...
Nov. 2, 2009 at 11:05 am
I wish that my life was like this not sayin that i dont like ur poem cause i do but it seems like a fantasy life like absolutly perfect and nothing is ever perfect there must be some sad parts in ur life and u shoulded of added just a bit of that im not sayin to make it depressing just dont make it look like ur life is alll sunshine and rainbows cause im sure its not but like i said i do like the poem just thought id give a bit of advice...pls check out some of my poems and give me ur advice id ... (more »)
alex9426 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm
this is uplifting and great. it really made me smile. positive outlooks on life are GREAT!
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Oct. 28, 2009 at 11:27 am
It is great to read poems by a teen that is not about a depressing topic. I really enjoyed it . Please check out my writings that I have posted I think you would really enjoy them.
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