Where I'm From-Poem

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Submitted: May 23, 2011

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Where I’m From
I am from the lens of a camera,
capturing the life ahead of me.
From the click and clank of keys,
hands flowing over them,
caressing them,
rapidly weaving words and worlds.
I am from the country side,
born from the mud and dirt,
like a ripened vegetable
ready for the picking.
From the dirty gray clouds,
roaring thunderously,
colliding and crashing over my world,
interrupting a voyage to sleep.
I am from the black-top of the playground.
Picked last for the team,
but the only one to end up with skinned knees.
From tripping over nothing,
or even over my own feet.
I am from the plucking of a fiddle,
its tone oozing out of the car’s speakers,
accompanied by a voice
dripping with southern twang.
I am from my success,
and my failure,
rising from the ashes
unscathed and unhurt,
building who I am
from the ground up.
 

 

 


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