Where I’m From

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Thank you to Javacia for the writing prompt in her blog post today. Here is my poem:

Where I’m From

I am first from my mother
I am from blank space and lost time
I’m from the projects and welfare
I’m from from stealing and spankings

I’m from abandonment and alcohol
I’m from anger and ashes
I’m from hell and heaven
I’m from heartbreak and goodbye

I am from my father second
I am from discipline and ambition
I am from perfection and love
I am from understanding and gifts

I am from the world third
I am from abuse and invasion
I am from sex and lies
I am from tragedy and recovery

I am from myself last
I am from unicorns and rainbows
I am from smiles and laughter with champagne and cheers
I am from happiness and hope with gratitude and grace.
I am from myself most.

3 Responses

  1. Lauree says:

    you ARE an inspiration!

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