I Am From...

October 10, 2012
By SimplyC PLATINUM, Council Bluffs, Iowa
SimplyC PLATINUM, Council Bluffs, Iowa
23 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and speak what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss


I am from the apple tree, from Hershey Chocolate Syrup and Swiffer.
I am from the pine trees deep in the backyard. (Pokey, green, it smelled like winter.)
I am from cherry trees, whose trunks are the only remnants.
I am from Chocolate Cake from Minnesota and freckles, from Janell and Rob and Peterson.
I am from know-it-alls and football fans. From keep-your-chin-ups and calm-downs.
I am from The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, with ultimate salvation and forgiveness of sins.
I am from Iowa and Germany, baked potato soup and snicker salad.
From the eye that my grandpa lost to a knife.
The cow that my aunt and uncles on my mom’s side used to ride as kids.
In my closet a photo album spilling frozen smiles and standstill moments.
I am from the basement shelves, crammed full of invaluable history of long forgotten times, from the mementos keeping my family spirit alive...


The author's comments:
This is me

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1 comment.


on Oct. 12 2012 at 1:14 pm
apple-pie-in-the-sky SILVER, New York, New York
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments
I really liked this poem; it reminded me of one I did a couple years ago. It has a nice, lyrical flow to it. The line about the cow sounded a little awkward, though. 


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!