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I Am From MAG

July 29, 2008
By WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
15 articles 1 photo 25 comments

I am from
My green blankey and
Climbing out of my crib
From playing mermaid in the bathtub.

I am from walking my dog,
And the noise he made when I step on his tail.

I am from my sheep nightlight
And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain Bears.
I am from spinning until
I can’t tell where I am and
Seeing the world upside-down.

I am from long days at school
And hurrying home to watch Pokémon.
From chocolate-chip cookies at
Grandma’s house.

I am from July days in the pool
And running through the sprinklers.
From my imaginary friends and
The games we used to play like
Doctor and patient and teacher and student.

I am from trips to the grocery store
And that time I fell out of the cart onto the
Sticky linoleum floor.

I am from the tap tap tap
Of my tap shoes that one week
That I decided to be a dancer.
I am from trying new things.

I am from rainy days
And board games,
Saturday cartoons and Cheerios.

I am from walks on the beach
And the sand on my feet,
And not wanting to go home after vacation.

I am from Barbies and Polly Pockets
From playing with my sister,
The other half of me.

I am from books and flashlights
And pens and paper.
From silence to screaming.

I am from tears on my pillow
And unanswered cries.
From holding your hand
And that look in your eyes.

I am from past and present
And dreams of the future.
I am from hard work and
Harder play.
And I am from writing down my thoughts
On a midsummer’s day.

The author's comments:
Recently I was thinking a lot about the good old days when i was just a little kid. This piece is mainly about some of my favorite things about my childhood, and it truly shows how i got where i am now.

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on May. 17 2012 at 6:26 am
QueenOfMars GOLD, Mumbai, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep"

wow.... I had written something really familiar... but yours turns out to be lovely! Keep up the great work! 

devil said...
on Apr. 12 2012 at 12:01 pm
not bad but why talk about your child hoood

Kate97 GOLD said...
on Mar. 30 2012 at 11:59 am
Kate97 GOLD, Lake Leelanau, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Keep smiling. :)

I really liked the imagry you provided. I loved it. :)

Shaniqua GOLD said...
on Mar. 8 2012 at 9:21 pm
Shaniqua GOLD, Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"You don't lose until you cheat."

This made me cry for some reason. 



on Mar. 8 2012 at 7:07 pm
lbbarlow125 DIAMOND, Yonkers, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Veni Vedi Vici"

Really cool images provoked by this- I really like inspiring.

on Mar. 7 2012 at 3:36 pm
AllaynaRajkumar SILVER, Cape Town, Other
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Favorite Quote:
You Were Born an Original, Don't Die a Copy♥

I love this:)

on Feb. 28 2012 at 8:19 pm
Let-Love-In PLATINUM, Chester, Connecticut
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You fail only if you stop writing."

i've written this style poetry before, i hope you check some of my stuff out! this was very well written, i loved it :)

on Feb. 15 2012 at 4:50 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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wow i love it you are an amazing writer

on Feb. 15 2012 at 11:13 am
CompEet3 PLATINUM, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Really good! I just had to read this because I did a poem called Where I'm From and this is sort of like it!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 2:49 pm
CallMeMeatBall, Banks, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
YOLO - you only live once!

I love this poem! It shows how much you changed over the years! and also makes you think back on your life!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 9:42 pm
laurensoccer SILVER, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 67 comments
This poem is so beautiful! It takes me back to when I was little!!!! Keep writing!!!!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Jan. 24 2012 at 8:54 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
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This is beautiful and so sweet! it is wonderful that you looked back on your life and shared with us the things that made you who you are.... Thank you! :)

on Jan. 24 2012 at 6:22 pm
foreverSmall PLATINUM, Brighton, Michigan
23 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Psalm 23:2-4

This is so good! I love it! Keep writing (:

on Jan. 24 2012 at 1:44 pm
bobby1995 BRONZE, Newark, New Jersey
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I think this is a motivated well consturcted poem. Check out my where i'm from

on Jan. 17 2012 at 3:09 pm
Precious_15 SILVER, Pineville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Live life with no regrets, and all smiles . !

I love this..Check out my Where Im From . :)

on Jan. 13 2012 at 4:47 pm
KarinaDavidyuk GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a game of chess.. Every move makes a change.

this poem is based on a real poem a real poet wrote. I wrote one like this for a school assignment checki mine out and dnt forget to vote :D

on Jan. 12 2012 at 5:48 am
this had feelings and emotion but this is lacking sentence structure structure is the most important thing in a sentence.

on Jan. 2 2012 at 2:20 pm
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.

I really love this poem, added to my favourites! You're great!

on Jan. 2 2012 at 10:12 am
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

This poem is amazing! I like the repetition of the "I am from" and especially like the ending where you relate past to preent. Nice job- keep writing!

on Dec. 11 2011 at 9:57 am
Wildflower30 SILVER, Kolkata, Other
8 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
Create your own sayings, for only then do they make sense most. ---- Me

This poem is all feelings, and it is amazing!