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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By WriterDancerLover, Fontana, CA

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.


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81 comment(s)
NJacobY
Beautiful peace of writing. Love how you made your transitions.
May. 02, 2017 at 12:22 PM • Report
Homer
This is so beautifully written! Warm and feel-good in the beginning and touching in the end, I might say this really is one of my favorite TeenInk poem.
Feb. 25, 2017 at 5:58 AM • Report
KevMeow
This poem is worded so perfectly! I can relate to all of it!!
Feb. 15, 2017 at 10:33 PM • Report
LeisurelySketches
Loved the 'I am from..' at the beginning of each stanza, and how it adds meaning to the poem. Simple but beautiful, and something that everyone can relate to.
Jan. 12, 2017 at 4:59 AM • Report
Patrick82432
I like this piece and the message of how time changes the way you live your life.
Dec. 21, 2016 at 6:42 PM • Report
socialkaysualty
this is so hauntingly true... love it!
Oct. 16, 2016 at 9:41 AM • Report
anna4real.z
Ahh you just named like half of the pleasant things I knew as a kid. And I love your ending!
Oct. 14, 2016 at 3:11 PM • Report
KevMeow
Yeah! This lists all the things I used to do... It's REALLY good.
Feb. 16, 2017 at 8:07 AM • Report
SallyW.
I relate to this so much. This is beautiful!
Jun. 06, 2016 at 2:15 PM • Report
Kalianah_Wogoman
i like this poem. I like how you worded it.
May. 26, 2016 at 12:37 PM • Report
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