I Am From MAG

July 29, 2008
By WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
15 articles 1 photo 25 comments

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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KateStar said...
on Oct. 14 2015 at 2:15 am
A very moving poem! It makes my heart ache for you. Thank you for sharing this. You are in my prayers.☺️❤️

on Oct. 9 2015 at 4:01 pm
Summerstar SILVER, Clinton, Utah
9 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
“For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in your ways. And they will bear you up in their hands…” Psalms 91:11-12

This is a beautiful story WriterDancerLover, not many people can so well bring emotion and memories into their words, it makes me think of when I was little and some of my special memories. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us and keep writing!

zmo17 said...
on Sep. 13 2015 at 12:09 pm
zmo17, Aliso Viejo, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9

Really good poem!

Merveille GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 2015 at 12:03 pm
Merveille GOLD, Fulham, Other
14 articles 0 photos 14 comments
you might find this cheeky of me but check out my version of this poem still called " I am From" but added a dark twist. i love the original though.

on Jun. 12 2015 at 12:19 pm
Brian110 SILVER, Jonesport, Maine
8 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
if life gives you lemons..... squeeze them back in life's eyes!

agreed, batman, very batman.

on Jun. 2 2015 at 11:20 am
im_not_crazy_im_myself SILVER, Orinda, California
8 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
***

This is the story of my life!!! It's beautiful

tinybert said...
on May. 7 2015 at 12:19 pm
tinybert, Park Ridge, New Jersey
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Holy nostalgia blast, batman!

on Apr. 3 2015 at 2:36 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I love this poem. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.

alliebeltran said...
on Mar. 28 2015 at 2:46 pm
alliebeltran, Bakersfield, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

Very well written! I love it!

on Mar. 24 2015 at 11:33 am
augustus.waters.dances BRONZE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"Have courage, and be kind." -Cinderella
"We're all beautiful, golden sunflowers inside..." -Allen Ginsberg

Please take a look at my work, as well! I think you'd enjoy them! :) Thanks

on Mar. 24 2015 at 11:31 am
augustus.waters.dances BRONZE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 article 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have courage, and be kind." -Cinderella
"We're all beautiful, golden sunflowers inside..." -Allen Ginsberg

This is really,really good! Great job! :)

on Mar. 19 2015 at 6:01 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I really love the way it was written! :) Great job!

NoniDoni GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2015 at 1:10 pm
NoniDoni GOLD, Calabasas, California
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Thought provoking! I enjoyed reading it! post comments and check out my work!

on Jan. 2 2015 at 10:20 pm
WriterChic GOLD, South Berwick, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me :D
I can rule the world with one hand as long as you held the other
Every Day God Experience
Bible: Basic Instructions (for) Living Epically
Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

Absolutely beautiful

bwnihilanth said...
on Dec. 21 2014 at 7:36 am
I like this. It's so dizzy, you can tell it's genuine.

Orlivee BRONZE said...
on Nov. 12 2014 at 9:18 am
Orlivee BRONZE, Lagos, Other
2 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never make someone a priority if they will make you an option.

yh, I like that we're from experiences and not from places. Beautifully done.

on Oct. 21 2014 at 9:38 am
LyricBlunt PLATINUM, Denver, Colorado
23 articles 0 photos 55 comments
I love this but it is kinda of sad

on Oct. 21 2014 at 2:43 am
youngbirch SILVER, Boulder Creek, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The only way out is through" -Robert Frost

I love the concept of this poem that we don't come from a place but rather from our experiences. Those are the things that create who we are, and the sense of nostalgia in this poem creates a tone that's really beautiful.

lourdez said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 11:03 am
lourdez, Merced, California
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hi im new in this website

lourdez said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 11:02 am
lourdez, Merced, California
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