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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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WriterDancerLover This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 1:44 am:
Hey, CutiePie. I wouldn't be criticizing a poem if I spell "the" like "da." I'm just saying~ You get the point.
 
kressbe replied...
Feb. 19, 2010 at 7:04 pm :
nice comeback. The whole point of the I am from poem is to crack into yourself... so each of these poems will be unique and poweful in their own way. Personally, I loved the rhythm you created with your images. Good job!
 
BeloveD replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm :
you tell her like is girl! power to the people ;)
 
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CutiePie said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm:
IT WAS OK. BUT I'VE DONE ONE LIKE THIS IN MY CREATIVE WRITING CLASS AND UM.......U GET DA POINT
 
Dwayne123 replied...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm :
hahahahahahaahahaahahaha
 
Dwayne replied...
Dec. 2, 2009 at 1:18 pm :
loved it it was amazing
 
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Alison K. said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm:
The poem was really good! Its a poem that definitely relates to everyone, I myself was brought back to my little kid memories, from the day I dropped a watermelon down the stairs to the day I walked out of elementary school. However, word flow is key to a good poem, there were a few sticky spots for me, not that I don't need to work on it too. ;)
 
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cutiepuppy said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 1:50 am:
I loved your poem it rocks:)
 
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dancer_95 said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 1:15 am:
This poem was extremely well written. I can practically feel the sticky linolium floors. I encourage you to keep writing!
 
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Mena<3 said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 1:23 pm:
this is awesome!
i related it to my own.
because its so connected with reality that you can picture yourself in that position!
good job=]
one of my favorites!
 
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mcBut3r said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm:
it connected me to my own life? things that were the same, i realllly liked it! =D
 
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Snowflake382 said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm:
WOW!!
 
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Katie M. said...
Apr. 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm:
I thought this was pretty good. One thing i think that needs work on it is the over all flow of the poem. It seems to stop when you are reading it. I loved the word choice. It was really nice.
Another Poet
Katie
 
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newcomposer123 said...
Mar. 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm:
this poem is really very nice
 
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<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 1:04 pm:
this deffinately makes you smile:) its reallyc reative and amazingly good!
 
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Austin said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm:
Wonderful,
reminding me of past life I had.
Heh,
I'm totally different now and it's good to look back... just to check on my sanity...
 
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Ian S.This 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...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm:
I really like this it's AWESOME!!!! you are a really talented poet and i hpe you keep on writing,congrats on getting on the teen ink mag see ya lata!

your fellow poet -Ian :p
 
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Nicole K. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm:
this reallllly reminded me of me. haha, its fantastic!!!! please check out my poem too its called somewhere away! thanxx!
 
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singingpixie said...
Feb. 19, 2009 at 10:57 pm:
Excellent
I know everyone was saying that it relates to them but its so true
 
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Shakria S. said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 10:47 pm:
It was an amazing piece and I can't wait to read more of your work!!!
 
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flux_day said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 4:16 pm:
I think we can all relate to more than two things in this poem.... Great job pulling my memorys from my corpse, I truely enjoy letting them linger around my head to make me smile.
 
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