I Am From MAG

July 29, 2008
By WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
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I am from
My green blankey and
Climbing out of my crib
From playing mermaid in the bathtub.

I am from walking my dog,
And the noise he made when I step on his tail.

I am from my sheep nightlight
And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain Bears.
I am from spinning until
I can’t tell where I am and
Seeing the world upside-down.

I am from long days at school
And hurrying home to watch Pokémon.
From chocolate-chip cookies at
Grandma’s house.

I am from July days in the pool
And running through the sprinklers.
From my imaginary friends and
The games we used to play like
Doctor and patient and teacher and student.

I am from trips to the grocery store
And that time I fell out of the cart onto the
Sticky linoleum floor.

I am from the tap tap tap
Of my tap shoes that one week
That I decided to be a dancer.
I am from trying new things.

I am from rainy days
And board games,
Saturday cartoons and Cheerios.

I am from walks on the beach
And the sand on my feet,
And not wanting to go home after vacation.

I am from Barbies and Polly Pockets
From playing with my sister,
The other half of me.

I am from books and flashlights
And pens and paper.
From silence to screaming.

I am from tears on my pillow
And unanswered cries.
From holding your hand
And that look in your eyes.

I am from past and present
And dreams of the future.
I am from hard work and
Harder play.
And I am from writing down my thoughts
On a midsummer’s day.


The author's comments:
Recently I was thinking a lot about the good old days when i was just a little kid. This piece is mainly about some of my favorite things about my childhood, and it truly shows how i got where i am now.

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on Apr. 22 2016 at 8:51 pm
janesnow BRONZE, Sausalito, California
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haven't we all tap-tap-tapped our tap shoes that one week? so relatable, it's insane...

on Apr. 22 2016 at 8:50 pm
janesnow BRONZE, Sausalito, California
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this triggered my bothersome, as well, my good sir.

on Apr. 1 2016 at 6:56 pm
payton25 BRONZE, Montville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Amazing poem! Loved the ending verse

on Apr. 1 2016 at 12:12 pm
bootypopper23,
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it doesnt rhyme fix ur poem plssss

on Mar. 14 2016 at 10:52 am
Artemis.Roe PLATINUM, Marysville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Well-behaved women seldom make history" ---Eleanor Roosevelt
"A man of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds." ~~Anonymous

I remember doing something like this for a project back in sixth grade! Great poem! :)

on Feb. 27 2016 at 7:01 am
ashley01rocks BRONZE, Chennai, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
BE STRONG N BE BRAVE N ALWAYS BE TRUTHFUL N BELIEVE IN YOURSELF , CAUSE YOU ARE UNIQUE.............

amazing poem

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:58 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Made me smile :) great job!

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:57 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Oh wow that was truely amazing. So simple but I love it so much. The lines are sometime like quick thoughts darting around inside in your head but move to a more swirling rhythm as if you can feel the wind you are throwing the words into. Wonderful :)

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:53 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Quick and sharp like a bright spark idea hits you. Fantastic! Keep writing.

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:52 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Honest and beautiful. It to me sounds like a private love letter that you can never send to someone, the type of letter you keep in a box under your bed.
It's very romantic and in a sad way warms the heart to know that it was so special and you can still remember those great, wonderful moments alongside the pain. Keep writing xx

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:46 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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I can't believe you are eleven and can write so beautifully. So sweet and romantic. We need to read more poems like this, ones that touch the heart.

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:44 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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I love this. The rhythm is so addictive that you just read on, and continue to spiral down though the emotionally whirlpool.

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:42 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Very raw and the emotionally honesty makes it so incredibly powerful.

on Feb. 17 2016 at 7:40 am
Roe-Daniels BRONZE, >>>>>>>, Other
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Beautiful. I love how you fragment each line as a way, to me,
to reflect that the memory is a snapshot in time. It's a very relateable poem too in the way it captures common memories that most of us are lucky to share and love to look back on when we get older. Beautiful, love you'll work, don't stop writing xx.

pritzy BRONZE said...
on Jan. 15 2016 at 7:11 am
pritzy BRONZE, Indore, Other
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This is brilliant!

JayBlue BRONZE said...
on Jan. 4 2016 at 10:30 pm
JayBlue BRONZE, Roseau, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If anyone, then, knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." James 4:17
"Life is only precious 'cause it ends kid." The Titan's Curse

I loved that line, "I am from tap tap tap, of my shoes that one week, that I decided to be a dancer, I am from trying new things." I can relate very well to this line and to Saturday cartoons and running in the sprinklers. I think that most of us can. Excellent job. :)

on Jan. 4 2016 at 12:33 am
Julia McCullagh SILVER, New York, New York
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This is just beautiful. I feel like everyone can relate, and I thought the last stanza tied the whole poem together, amazingly.

on Nov. 6 2015 at 11:43 am
hunterrjordan10 BRONZE, Louisiana, Louisiana
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I enjoy the poem, “I Am From” because it reminds me of my childhood. My favorite line has to be,” I am from hard work and Harder play.” This is my favorite line because it's an important motto in life.

bailss1 BRONZE said...
on Nov. 4 2015 at 11:32 am
bailss1 BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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I like this poem because I can imagine, “and running through the sprinklers.” This is such a fond memory I have as a child. I loved it!

abby.v BRONZE said...
on Nov. 3 2015 at 3:20 pm
abby.v BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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The quote "I am from July days in the pool And running through the sprinklers." definitely sparked my interest. It sounds personal to your childhood, but it also brings back memories of my childhood. The imagery took me back in time to when I was a kid. I loved it!




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