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I Belong To

September 10, 2021
By Lyla04 BRONZE, Sherborn, Massachusetts
Lyla04 BRONZE, Sherborn, Massachusetts
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I belong to Summers in Japan,

And the adventures my grandmother takes me on.

I belong to family vacations that leave everyone exhausted,

But happy they went.


I belong to a family full of laughter,

Who has given me the gift of sarcasm.

I belong to a home that has encouraged me

To be whatever I feel comfortable being.


I belong to a cowardly dog, 

Who is the best in the world. 

I belong to a few close friends, 

and all of their strange jokes and entertaining conversations.


I belong to relatives who remind me that they were there

When I was taking my first steps or saying my first word.

I belong to backgammon tournaments on the sunporch

And to nature walks with my brothers and grandmother.


I belong to old music that is always playing,

And the wrestling matches that always ended with smiles.

I belong to every little thing I know,

And I belong to the world.


The author's comments:

I wrote this poem in English class about where I became who I am today.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 11 2021 at 12:56 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

This is fantastic