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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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77 comment(s)
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
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
this is so hauntingly true... love it!
Oct. 16, 2016 at 9:41 AM • Report
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
I relate to this so much. This is beautiful!
Jun. 06, 2016 at 2:15 PM • Report
i like this poem. I like how you worded it.
May. 26, 2016 at 12:37 PM • Report
I really like this poem. You took a rather mainstream concept of writing about your child hood "Where I'm From" and really made it your own. You made it unique. Great job!
May. 03, 2016 at 6:12 PM • Report
Brilliant love it , Please check out my work @slampoet
Apr. 23, 2016 at 5:35 PM • Report
haven't we all tap-tap-tapped our tap shoes that one week? so relatable, it's insane...
Apr. 22, 2016 at 8:51 PM • Report
Amazing poem! Loved the ending verse
Apr. 01, 2016 at 6:56 PM • Report