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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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75 comment(s)
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
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
miaH.505
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
Slampoet
Brilliant love it , Please check out my work @slampoet
Apr. 23, 2016 at 5:35 PM • Report
janesnow
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
payton25
Amazing poem! Loved the ending verse
Apr. 01, 2016 at 6:56 PM • Report
bootypopper23
it doesnt rhyme fix ur poem plssss
Apr. 01, 2016 at 12:12 PM • Report
janesnow
this triggered my bothersome, as well, my good sir.
Apr. 22, 2016 at 8:50 PM • Report
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