I’m from the screen that divides reality from the web,
with the soft hum of the drives and the clicks of the mouse.
I am from the trees in the yard,
whose branches invite periods of loathing
and bring color in the springs to come.
I... (more »)
I am from the dirt.
from the worn-out house and crumbled roads;
I am from the saddle, spurs, and scars,
its leather scrapped by my careless hands.
I am from the horsehair, hate, and hunger;
the love of horsehair, the hate of defeat, and... (more »)
I am from grass,
from green jeans and grey skies.
I am from the mud puddles beneath my feet.
(Brown and smelly, it was similar to the dirt paths I once walked on.)
I am from the rose bush,
the downspouts and garbage cans,
I used as end... (more »)
I am from a family of six
of which there is four boys.
I am from a family of 24
of which support me by helping me when I need, and make fun of me when I fumble my words.
I am from a family of “Don’t do that,” “Great... (more »)
I am from Milwaukee, and from a house with my family and
with a yard and a fence, I can smell the fresh cut grass.
I am from a school with diversity,
where I knew the majority but part of a minority, hard to make friends.
I am from... (more »)
I was born from the south,
from barbeques, cornbread, and iced tea.
I was born from a pool in the yard,
sweltering summers satisfied with a gentle dip.
I was born from my brother’s home state,
both born, both bidding farewell in under... (more »)
Her lips whispered an arsonist's lullaby.
Voices echoed through the smoke,
Erasing memories burning in the flames.
You were enticed.
If the fire in her eyes ever went out,
you’d promise to make your own.
Follow the sound of... (more »)
You showered me with unconditional love
Raised me high above
With your thousands of hugs, kisses, and envelope me with your warmth
I fell in love..
As your emerald green eyes stare in to my soul
I'm not frightened, as I... (more »)
I'll never forget it. The way your back looked when you walked away. The way your head dropped when you knew it was the last time you'd be in my life. I'll never forget the sound of your shoes scuffing against the ground. I'll... (more »)
We live in a harsh world and that's the deal. There is prejudice against blacks and that's for real.
There is no equality and no justice for the youth, there is only crime and violence, and to be honest that's the truth.
The... (more »)
She was powerful, and wicked
Like the dragon she bore around her neck
Fire burned with in her
Threatening to ignite
A mystery unlike anyother
A wonder to all
A smile so fierce she could rule the world
Knights tried to tear her down
But... (more »)
I don’t know why I shake
Or why my heart breaks
From the pain I haven’t learned
And the scars I haven’t earned
They were given, they were taken
Some piece of me forsaken
Why I see the world this way
In total chaos... (more »)
Head is screaming
Heart is Pounding
Lungs are heavy
Brain is tired
You are stressed
Everything seems to be hard
All that you can think about is
You have this
You have... (more »)
The boats sailed across
the wisps of auburn on white glass.
I stood anxiously with my family,
shoulder-to-shoulder with others.
Many were crying, many were laughing,
I missed my brother, and I remember why.
As the ship... (more »)
I am from the summer rain,
splashing, running, hearing my friends laughs as we explore the backyard.
I am from racing around outside through the glistening ice to walking through crunching leaves.
I am from hospital rooms.
“It’s... (more »)
I’m from a small town which frequently smells like the Bread factory in it.
I am an Arrowhead student who lives in Oconomowoc.
I’m from late childhood nights downtown, and coming home after midnight.
I have been a stressful child... (more »)