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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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abby.v BRONZE said...
on Nov. 3 2015 at 3:20 pm
abby.v BRONZE, Plaquemine, Louisiana
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The quote "I am from July days in the pool And running through the sprinklers." definitely sparked my interest. It sounds personal to your childhood, but it also brings back memories of my childhood. The imagery took me back in time to when I was a kid. I loved it!

KateStar said...
on Oct. 14 2015 at 2:15 am
A very moving poem! It makes my heart ache for you. Thank you for sharing this. You are in my prayers.☺️❤️

on Oct. 9 2015 at 4:01 pm
Summerstar SILVER, Clinton, Utah
9 articles 1 photo 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
“For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in your ways. And they will bear you up in their hands…” Psalms 91:11-12

This is a beautiful story WriterDancerLover, not many people can so well bring emotion and memories into their words, it makes me think of when I was little and some of my special memories. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us and keep writing!

zmo17 said...
on Sep. 13 2015 at 12:09 pm
zmo17, Aliso Viejo, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9

Really good poem!

Merveille GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 2015 at 12:03 pm
Merveille GOLD, Fulham, Other
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you might find this cheeky of me but check out my version of this poem still called " I am From" but added a dark twist. i love the original though.

on Jun. 12 2015 at 12:19 pm
Brian110 SILVER, Jonesport, Maine
8 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
if life gives you lemons..... squeeze them back in life's eyes!

agreed, batman, very batman.

on Jun. 2 2015 at 11:20 am
im_not_crazy_im_myself SILVER, Orinda, California
8 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
***

This is the story of my life!!! It's beautiful

tinybert said...
on May. 7 2015 at 12:19 pm
tinybert, Park Ridge, New Jersey
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Holy nostalgia blast, batman!

on Apr. 3 2015 at 2:36 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I love this poem. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.

alliebeltran said...
on Mar. 28 2015 at 2:46 pm
alliebeltran, Bakersfield, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

Very well written! I love it!

on Mar. 24 2015 at 11:33 am
augustus.waters.dances BRONZE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"Have courage, and be kind." -Cinderella
"We're all beautiful, golden sunflowers inside..." -Allen Ginsberg

Please take a look at my work, as well! I think you'd enjoy them! :) Thanks

on Mar. 24 2015 at 11:31 am
augustus.waters.dances BRONZE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 article 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Have courage, and be kind." -Cinderella
"We're all beautiful, golden sunflowers inside..." -Allen Ginsberg

This is really,really good! Great job! :)

on Mar. 19 2015 at 6:01 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I really love the way it was written! :) Great job!

NoniDoni GOLD said...
on Jan. 19 2015 at 1:10 pm
NoniDoni GOLD, Calabasas, California
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Thought provoking! I enjoyed reading it! post comments and check out my work!

WriterChic said...
on Jan. 2 2015 at 10:20 pm
WriterChic, South Berwick, Maine
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Absolutely beautiful

bwnihilanth said...
on Dec. 21 2014 at 7:36 am
I like this. It's so dizzy, you can tell it's genuine.

Orlivee BRONZE said...
on Nov. 12 2014 at 9:18 am
Orlivee BRONZE, Lagos, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Never make someone a priority if they will make you an option.

yh, I like that we're from experiences and not from places. Beautifully done.

LyricBlunt said...
on Oct. 21 2014 at 9:38 am
LyricBlunt, Denver, Colorado
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I love this but it is kinda of sad

on Oct. 21 2014 at 2:43 am
youngbirch SILVER, Boulder Creek, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The only way out is through" -Robert Frost

I love the concept of this poem that we don't come from a place but rather from our experiences. Those are the things that create who we are, and the sense of nostalgia in this poem creates a tone that's really beautiful.

lourdez said...
on Sep. 29 2014 at 11:03 am
lourdez, Merced, California
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hi im new in this website