Where I’m From

29 Sep

I am from pen ink
From Suave and Swifter
I am from the faint scent of soot
Gray, dreary, and accented by sweet candles
It felt mystical
I am from the aloe vera plants
The grapefruit trees
Swarming with every bug in the yard

I’m from the Sunday brunches and playful teasing
From Shirley and John
I’m from the do-it-yourselfers
And uncontainable ambition
I am from the card games played into the night
And from the Monopoly games gone wrong
From “do it now and play later”
And “treat others as you wish to be treated”
I’m from hours spend in my second home
Singing praises to the savior

I’m from Houston and Louisiana
Barbecued burgers and Meme’s etouffee
From the long drives to Miss Cornway’s home
Cluttered with toys and junk alike
From the cousins abandoned to the family
Their mother lost to the streets

Scattered through the house
But centered in the entertainment room
Each picture to show how far we have made it
I am from laughter at the cowboy boots and their ten gallon hats
From moon landings
And New beginnings
I am from a foundation for those who need it

1 Comment

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in English101


One response to “Where I’m From

  1. Jonathan Gill

    October 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    You paint a nice picture with your descriptions of where you are from. I especially liked the line “From the cousins abandoned to the family Their mother lost to the streets”. I think you have captured an important piece of your past and shown it to others in a vivid representation of your perspective.
    I look forward to seeing more of your writing and thoughts.



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