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Identity: Who I am is Where I'm From

Joined: 6/19/2012
Posts: 6
Where I’m From

I am from the tall swing set,
From the slide that led to leave piles in the fall.
I’m from the garden,
From dirt on my feet and my hand in Mommy’s
(She did all the planting).
I’m from bike paths and sidewalks,
From scraped knees and Band-Aids.
I’m from playdates and family days,
From sandcastles and snowball fights.

I am from long summer days,
From lakes and boats.
I’m from waking up at four am,
For fishing and donuts and pie.
I am from warm winter nights,
From in front of the fireplace
Snuggled in blankets with music playing,
Calming the mind.
I am from “Pumpkin” and “Sweetheart”.
I’m from the quiet “I love you”
Whispered every night.

I am from Judy and Fred.
I’m from Anne and Roger.
I’m from Jacobsen and Winget.
I’m from summer days with Grandpa Jake
And winter weekends with Grandpa Roger.
From Easter Sundays with Granny
And family dinners every holiday.
I am from spending every day with my cousins.
I am from old photo albums showing happiness
And passed down family stories showing recklessness.
I am from a close knit family
Who will stand by each other,
No matter the circumstance.

I am from my first best friend,
From the lessons she taught me,
and the way she treated me.
I am from moving on and growing up,
From making mistakes and still being loved.
I'm from forgotten memories and
Long lost friendships.
I'm from the choir room
Where I made my best friends.
I am from mindless talking
And endless laughing
With people I will never forget.

All these moments made me
Who I am.
I am still growing
As more moments are made.
I don't know who I am yet,
And I don't know when I will,
But I do know that moments
Like these
Will help shape me.

I am from those moments.
I’m a bright pink carnation on a
Bush of red, red roses—
Different, but loved all the same.
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