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I Am From MAG

July 29, 2008
By WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
WriterDancerLover GOLD, Fontana, California
15 articles 1 photo 25 comments

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.
From my imaginary friends and
The games we used to play like
Doctor and patient and teacher and student.

I am from trips to the grocery store
And that time I fell out of the cart onto the
Sticky linoleum floor.

I am from the tap tap tap
Of my tap shoes that one week
That I decided to be a dancer.
I am from trying new things.

I am from rainy days
And board games,
Saturday cartoons and Cheerios.

I am from walks on the beach
And the sand on my feet,
And not wanting to go home after vacation.

I am from Barbies and Polly Pockets
From playing with my sister,
The other half of me.

I am from books and flashlights
And pens and paper.
From silence to screaming.

I am from tears on my pillow
And unanswered cries.
From holding your hand
And that look in your eyes.

I am from past and present
And dreams of the future.
I am from hard work and
Harder play.
And I am from writing down my thoughts
On a midsummer’s day.

The author's comments:
Recently I was thinking a lot about the good old days when i was just a little kid. This piece is mainly about some of my favorite things about my childhood, and it truly shows how i got where i am now.

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Mena<3 BRONZE said...
on Apr. 3 2009 at 1:23 pm
Mena<3 BRONZE, Darlington, Wisconsin
2 articles 2 photos 11 comments
this is awesome!

i related it to my own.

because its so connected with reality that you can picture yourself in that position!

good job=]

one of my favorites!

mcBut3r SILVER said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 10:39 pm
mcBut3r SILVER, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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it connected me to my own life? things that were the same, i realllly liked it! =D

Snowflake382 said...
on Apr. 1 2009 at 9:37 pm

on Apr. 1 2009 at 9:02 pm
Superchil909 GOLD, New Prague, Minnesota
12 articles 4 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
The person who said winning isn't everything, never won anything. ~ Mia Hamm

I thought this was pretty good. One thing i think that needs work on it is the over all flow of the poem. It seems to stop when you are reading it. I loved the word choice. It was really nice.

Another Poet


on Mar. 28 2009 at 2:05 pm
this poem is really very nice

E.Lee GOLD said...
on Mar. 17 2009 at 1:04 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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this deffinately makes you smile:) its reallyc reative and amazingly good!

on Mar. 5 2009 at 11:51 pm
Austin PLATINUM, Pipe Creek, Texas
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reminding me of past life I had.


I'm totally different now and it's good to look back... just to check on my sanity...

IanSeay GOLD said...
on Mar. 5 2009 at 9:09 pm
IanSeay GOLD, Baltimore, Maryland
18 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never forget who you are, for surely the world won’t. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” -Tyrion Lanniser (ASoIaF)

I really like this it's AWESOME!!!! you are a really talented poet and i hpe you keep on writing,congrats on getting on the teen ink mag see ya lata!

your fellow poet -Ian :p

dot.! BRONZE said...
on Feb. 28 2009 at 8:07 pm
dot.! BRONZE, Acworth, Georgia
4 articles 0 photos 22 comments
this reallllly reminded me of me. haha, its fantastic!!!! please check out my poem too its called somewhere away! thanxx!

singingpixie said...
on Feb. 19 2009 at 10:57 pm

I know everyone was saying that it relates to them but its so true

on Feb. 17 2009 at 10:47 pm
Shakria Smith, Eureka, California
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It was an amazing piece and I can't wait to read more of your work!!!

flux_day said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 4:16 pm
I think we can all relate to more than two things in this poem.... Great job pulling my memorys from my corpse, I truely enjoy letting them linger around my head to make me smile.

on Feb. 11 2009 at 6:09 pm
i LOVED this!

i love how it changed from childhood to maturity.

very well written!!

kaylnbella said...
on Feb. 11 2009 at 6:04 pm
OMG! I love it!!!!

It sounds really good! I look forward to some of your other work as well!

justsome1 said...
on Feb. 11 2009 at 1:00 am
Wow!!! That is an awesome poem!! I look fwd to seeing more of your poems!


justavisitor said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 3:14 pm
nice poem. i liked the last few stanzas. they really spoke to me. :-]

anna23 said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 2:48 am
Wow, this is a really impressive poem. I really wish I could write like this.

Great Job! :)

JoUrDyn!! said...
on Feb. 5 2009 at 2:03 pm
That was a great poem it made me think back and look at my life and how i to have unanswered cries every night

Jilybeanrb said...
on Feb. 4 2009 at 3:02 am
This made me smile :] I could relate to so many of those things-- climbing out of my crib, watching pokemon, grandma's cookies, running through sprinklers, playing pretend.. such fond memories. This poem really shows what it's like to grow up. The kind of things you learn from and remember as a kid, and as a teenager. The kind of things that we are all from :]

Wonderful job, congrats on being published.

PaloVerde1 said...
on Feb. 4 2009 at 1:10 am
I liked your poem. A lot. I reminded me of my childhood and the times I was able to share with loved ones.