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Where I'm From

February 8, 2009
By Katya Kantar BRONZE, Westfield, Indiana
Katya Kantar BRONZE, Westfield, Indiana
4 articles 37 photos 14 comments

I'm from across the brilliant ocean.
Speckled birch trees throughout.
Chesnutt tinted mushrooms dancing in the sparkling forest.
I'm from the wet roads, crumbling away like cookies, embossed with vibrant trolleys,
Enriched with hues of sapphire and advertisements.
I'm from the iced-over lakes, where kids skate, while
The frosty air hovers around them.
I'm from the streets with buildings that scrape the clouds,
Where I take the breaths of tall trees mixed with gasoline.
And pass the people posed like statues, blank of expression.
And I pass the monumental statues too, the ones the country reveres.
I'm from classy caf's, where the heaven of cocoa, coffee, and chocolate lay.
I'm from stroll in the parks, hand in hand with family.
I'm from warm, dinner gatherings of clear Russian vodka and warm feasts
I'm from imperfection, where my heart will always be.
Even though all I have left are faded sepia photographs and a four year olds vivid memory.

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on Jun. 15 2009 at 2:02 pm
Katya Kantar BRONZE, Westfield, Indiana
4 articles 37 photos 14 comments
Thanks, the typos weren't here before its just when i uploaded it, it skipped some of my letters.

Descant GOLD said...
on Apr. 22 2009 at 4:26 am
Descant GOLD, Huntington Beach, California
15 articles 40 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened" –Albert Camus

Couple of typos, but this one is fantastic.