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I’m from lemons in a wheelbarrow,
From wind-lashed cheeks.
I am from cactus coolers (yellow and orange that soothe the throat),
I am from the dumpster.
The albino rabbit that lurks,
A crunching sound of gravel and bone.

I am from papayas we picked that morning,
From Cosmo Kramer.
I’m from flying down the road,
From yes.
I’m from sticks and rocks,
From no.

I’m from the bayliner,
From Rupert.
From Good Samaritan, where I learned true
Sorrow and despair.
At the top there is light,
A need to earn trust, a need to impress.

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Lionel said...
Jul. 11 at 11:15 am:
I think this was a really nice well written poem. It realy was deep and showed alot of emotions.
 
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SuperRunnerGirl13 said...
Dec. 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm:
This is a really epic website! :)
 
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Basya44This 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...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm:
I love that you come from yes- how profound and abstract. I strive to write like you- with strange idas and language that brightens the mind, while still conveying a message. I would LOVE to hear your feedback on  my own poetry some time. Thanks for sharing, Fred:)
 
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ghostbones said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm:
This poem offers a new perspective on things. Very nice. C:
 
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ghostbones said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm:
This poem offers a really different perspective on things. Nice job C:
 
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Shnarf said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm:
Demetria's right. It sucks
 
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ARandomKid said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 7:28 am:
What's with the creepy girl in the photo? It's not gnarly
 
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ARandomKid said...
Jan. 23, 2012 at 7:25 am:
Are You From Bad Poem City?
 
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JamesODalaigh This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:35 am:
Fantastic, really had me intrigued and captivated!
 
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MadyBoo said...
Nov. 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm:
I really liked this poem. I usually don't read stuff like this but it was really good.(: Amazing job!
 
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jomi973 said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm:
nice poem, really helps me picture everything
 
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Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm:
good job!!
 
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poetfaery This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 11:29 pm:
Cosmo Kramer! Mondo nostalgia right there. Fantastic poem! :D
 
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SuperPanda409 said...
Jun. 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm:

Hi Fred,

I'm sure you're sick of all the comments you get posted on your poem. I just wanted to share that this is beautiful and i'm originally from boise idaho too!

 
iwakeup2early replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm :
Whoa, I'm from Boise, too! I'd love to meet some other writers here.
 
SuperPanda409 replied...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 9:47 am :
I moved when I was 7, I'm sorry!
 
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lalabear333 said...
May 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm:
We were given prompts for this in class. We all had to write one, about ourselves, of course. I take it that's the same with you?
 
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Aderes18This 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. 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm:
Hey Fred! Write more!
 
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Aderes18This 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. 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm:
I'm kinda writing a poem like this right now. I'm almost done. I also like the picture. :)
 
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cutestuff said...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm:

ive written one of these too. but mine was not even close to as good as yours. you can really picture it.

good job :D

 
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