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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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.

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devil said...
Apr. 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm:
not bad but why talk about your child hoood
 
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Kate97 said...
Mar. 30, 2012 at 11:59 am:
I really liked the imagry you provided. I loved it. :)
 
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Shaniqua said...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm:

This made me cry for some reason. 

Thankyou<3

 

 
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lbbarlow125This 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. said...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 7:07 pm:
Really cool images provoked by this- I really like inspiring.
 
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AllaynaRaj said...
Mar. 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm:
I love this:)
 
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Let-Love-In said...
Feb. 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm:
i've written this style poetry before, i hope you check some of my stuff out! this was very well written, i loved it :)
 
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Michaela M. said...
Feb. 15, 2012 at 4:50 pm:
wow i love it you are an amazing writer
 
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I-Love-ADELE-4-EverThis 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. said...
Feb. 15, 2012 at 11:13 am:
Really good! I just had to read this because I did a poem called Where I'm From and this is sort of like it!
 
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CallMeMeatBall said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm:
I love this poem! It shows how much you changed over the years! and also makes you think back on your life!
 
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laurensoccerThis 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...
Jan. 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm:
This poem is so beautiful! It takes me back to when I was little!!!! Keep writing!!!!
 
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Fia-fia said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm:
This is beautiful and so sweet! it is wonderful that you looked back on your life and shared with us the things that made you who you are.... Thank you! :)
 
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luv2run2299 said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm:
This is so good! I love it! Keep writing (:
 
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bobby1995 said...
Jan. 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm:
I think this is a motivated well consturcted poem. Check out my where i'm from
 
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Precious_15 said...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm:
I love this..Check out my Where Im From . :)
 
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JamesODalaigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm:
I really love this poem, added to my favourites! You're great!
 
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livelovesmile said...
Jan. 2, 2012 at 10:12 am:
This poem is amazing! I like the repetition of the "I am from" and especially like the ending where you relate past to preent. Nice job- keep writing!
 
KarinaDavidyuk replied...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm :
this poem is based on a real poem a real poet wrote. I wrote one like this for a school assignment checki mine out and dnt forget to vote :D
 
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Wildflower30 said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 9:57 am:
This poem is all feelings, and it is amazing! 
 
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Celine D. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm:
This made me remember my own childhood and it is a happy and sad thing to remember back in that way. I miss it. Very nicely done.
 
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theworksofcieraforrester said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 11:51 pm:
We are both from the same place.
 
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