I Am From

June 20, 2013
By Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas


I am from

Brown skin splattered with white
Blue waves of Dominican beaches
My mothers "¡Ay Carajo!"
New York City's majestic skyline
Rolling mountains of country
Rice and beans on cold days
The sledding hill in the park
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
"Shake it Out" blasting through the house
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Ear to the speaker and thrum of the floorboards
Fan whirring through winter
Ivory piano keys and low viola strings
More notebooks than I can count
Unlocked lockers
3 week group chats
Pandora Radio
An infinity if inside jokes
My famous sarcastic remarks
Glee's old songs
"Liv", "Livs", "Livy", "Livy-loo", "Wanda"
Hershey Park, Cony Island, Six Flags
Private and Public schools
Friends
Myself
That's where I am from


The author's comments:
Hey Teen Ink family!! So i just wanted to share some funny bits if my life with you all. I hope you enjoy and can maybe relate to at least something in here! Please tell me what you think. :)

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on Mar. 26 2014 at 7:53 am
Cindy152 SILVER, Medan, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I'm kinda over getting told to throw my hands up in the air. So there.

It's like you're telling me these things instead of me reading this halfway around the world. :D I love how it's so.. real :))

on Mar. 5 2014 at 10:31 am
BurrThistle GOLD, Jaipur, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

This poem is really........ bright and bouncy and fluffy. I know that sentence has many grammatical errors but that is the only way to describe it ! Keep writing

on Aug. 31 2013 at 11:12 pm
CrazySissi GOLD, Newman Lake, Washington
19 articles 10 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
My only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown and known too late.

I love how bright and cheery this poem is.

on Jul. 2 2013 at 12:21 pm
Cassie1435 GOLD, Skokie, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Doctor, our insanity is not that we see people that aren't there. It's that we ignore the ones who are."
Andrea Gibson

Omg i love the way you write it's so good and it's beautiful ! keep up the good work

on Jul. 1 2013 at 8:42 pm
AcidRoses SILVER, Elmont, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Many that live deserve death and some that have died deserve life, can you give that to them? Do not be to hasty to deal out death and judgement, even the very wise cannot see all ends."


"Can't get no more free randy!"

Let's go Gleeks! lol. But seriously great job. I like the very light lines in the middle towards the end. Made me smile. Keep it up!

on Jun. 29 2013 at 11:52 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh!  I can't help but wondering, what a wonderful teacher you must have. I mean to have a student as you he teacher must be awesome, lol I hope that makes sense :P Okay I shall, definitely :D Love always, Dua.

on Jun. 28 2013 at 9:22 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Thanks Dua! My teacher calls me Wanda along with about a thousand other things! READ THOSE BOOKS!!! And then tell me how much you love them because they are friggin amazing! Haha thanks Dua :) love Livy-loo

on Jun. 28 2013 at 9:20 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Haha i was writing it and going, how can I encore rate the Spanish! And then it came to me: my mother yelling at me!! So that's basically where it was born. Thanks and SHAKE IT OUT SHAKE IT OUT WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

on Jun. 26 2013 at 8:50 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Hmm. I understand what you were trying to do here, I just think it's been done before. You know? It needed a little more structure and direction, instead of just listing things.... That said, I think you did a good job more at the beginning, when it was talking more about ethnicity and all..... it was more connected. Still good, I'd give it a 4/5 :)

on Jun. 25 2013 at 2:10 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

Livy, this poem is very different.

on Jun. 25 2013 at 1:37 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Hey, Livy-loo!  I love this! No need to say why obviously because it's abbout you. :D I wonder who calls you Wanda.... This was a really very very interesting poem, and so amazing. I looked up what "Ay carajo" meant, and what an interesting finding, so your mother is spanish, wow,.. Amazing language it must be. How do you pronounce it though? The list of songs, and books and all those little things that make our days, that was so amazing to read. (I got those in my booklist, gonna go buy'em next week andd then, I'll be sure to tell you how much I liked'em :P )  And well, I must say, I had never imagined that you'd have famous sarcastic remarks :D This was a profound experience, and I feel like I know you much better now :P Even though these are just a few bits and pieces. Keep rocking!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 24 2013 at 5:05 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I love how personal this poem is. I feel like I know you more. I especially enjoy the humor you use. The "Ay Carajo!" I've heard that line so many times in my house. I felt like I could hear it. And all the little things you enjoy, the books and songs. I LOVE THEM ALL.! And OMG! SHAKE IT OUT!!!! I love love love Florence+the Machines. You have great taste in everything. Excellent poem, "Liv", "Livs", "Livy", "Livy-loo", "Wanda". Glad to see you incorporate that Spanish in there and things about you. 

on Jun. 24 2013 at 3:49 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Thanks Lexus!

on Jun. 24 2013 at 1:05 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Liv! Livs! Livy! It's so cool to read about you! I love the bits of humor and the serious parts. I love to read about the things I can relate to, the things I can't, the new stuff I learn about you, the things I've never heard of. It's all so interesting and really cool to read! But, in the end it's your best poem because it's you, literally, it's all about you. :) I'd like to write a 'Where I'm From' poem eventually. But, as always, great job Livy-loo!


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