I Am From

August 22, 2010
By LexyK2015 SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
LexyK2015 SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
5 articles 6 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will not be a goody bag at your pity party" ~ Rachel Cohn
“On, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.” ~ Gabrielle Zevin


I am from a cut-up nightgown and fingers in my mouth,
To an iPod and headphones in my ears.
I am from seeing my mother cry over the deaths of people I barely knew,
From Telletubies and Buffy The Vampire Slayer,
From struggling to understand my father’s accent
To forgetting he even has one.
I am from racing through a pool and shuffling across a court,
From singing along to “Hit Me Baby One More Time” in the car,
And from performing for the world to hear.
I am from a blue talking dog and a boy who sees dead people,
From close friends and long forgotten relatives,
From banana yellow walls and a bright purple ceiling.
I am from my parents telling me, “When a song comes from the ice cream truck it means that they are out of ice cream”,
From building castles and safe havens from only some chairs and blankets,
From crying to into a dog’s fur when my rabbit ran away (again).
I am from cheddar cheese bagels with strawberry cream cheese,
From crying in a corner when the garbage man came,
From a family who enjoys living life,
Allowing me to live my own.


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A writing project for school

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on Aug. 19 2011 at 7:30 pm
LexyK2015 SILVER, Tucson, Arizona
5 articles 6 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will not be a goody bag at your pity party" ~ Rachel Cohn
“On, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.” ~ Gabrielle Zevin

Why thank you very much! It means a lot:)

on Aug. 19 2011 at 11:56 am
Jacy-Lee PLATINUM, Stonington, Connecticut
21 articles 2 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love to learn, learn to love

i loved this. i really did, it was so descriptive and the first line really caught my attention. great job.


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