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This Is Where I Come From

November 19, 2011
By lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
lilmartz PLATINUM, Perrysburg, Ohio
40 articles 5 photos 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live Life Like A Party That Never Ends

I come from
my mommy and my daddy
and all of my family in between

I come from
the sarcasm sung in my mom’s laughter
shedding light on the shadows of despair

I come from
the roar of my dad’s helpless screams
at the Michigan football game on ESPN

I come from
forts made by my brother out of bed sheets
in the early hours of reckless youth

I come from
the strum of my uncle’s acoustic guitar
playing by the campfire at Aunt Alice’s cottage

I come from
the sun soaked skin of my cousins
colored on in a sticky popsicle design

I come from
the hard work of my grandpa
who built himself up from a solider to a leader

I come from
the unconditional love my grandma has
for me and all things Mickey Mouse

I come from
a muddy brown painted house
on the unpretentious street of Cliffwood Road

The author's comments:
This is a tribute to my family for making me everything I am today

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LaceeJade GOLD said...
on Jan. 14 2012 at 7:06 pm
LaceeJade GOLD, Bucyrus, Ohio
17 articles 4 photos 136 comments

Favorite Quote:
♥ I've made mistakes in my life. i've let people take advantage of me, and i accepted way less than i deserve. But, i've learned from my bad choices, and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. i'll know better next time and i wont settle for anything less than i deserve. ♥

I enjoyed this:) Keep writting. Your good:)

on Dec. 30 2011 at 7:27 am
Eshshah PLATINUM, Galloway, New Jersey
32 articles 31 photos 239 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost

It's very soulful and gritty, I enjoy reading this, it almost seems like you could sing it! It's very truthful, and reminds me about what family is - what we come from. thank you so much for this poem, I was a little surprised in the third stanza until I read the second line. I love the ending, it raps it all up beautifully.