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I’m from the first house on the block
The green one with white trim
I am the oak tree out back
I’m from the pool filled with both
Leaves and memories


I’m from the “girls are tough”
And “don’t ever give up on your dreams”
I am Grandma’s fried chicken and Mom’s chocolate cakes
I’m from the be nice to your sister
You will be friends some day
I am Daddy’s little princess

I am from the friendship bracelets
From the secrets and laughter
I am the sleepovers with friends
And staying up all night
I’m from scrunchys and ponytails
I am from the Spice Girls
And Backstreet Boys

I am from 100 degree summers
From the over-stuffed lifejackets and sun-kissed cheeks
I am from hours of fishing
With sometimes no reward
I’m from the ocean, the sand, the sun
I’m from strolls at sunrise
Walking in Daddy’s foot steps

I’m from hours of practice for various sports
From grass stains and blisters
I am the sweat and the blood,
The pain and the reward
I am from the countless trophies and medals
I’m from concentration and motivation
From the drive to be the very best
I am the love of the game

I’m from those precious memories
And unforgettable experiences
It’s what has made me who I am
And who I will someday become





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IcePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm
Wow, this was amazing!  Was this a prompt for school or did you just do it for yourself, because I had to write something similar to this for a school project.  Anyway, keep up the awesome work!  Oh, and if you could look at some of my poems and articles, and give me some feedback, I'd really appreciate it.
 
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