My son is three weeks into his sixth grade experience. In his Language Arts class, he was instructed to write a poem entitled, “Where I’m From.” I always get excited when he has a writing assignment. I can’t wait to see how he reveals himself with words. I enjoyed reading his work of self-disclosure, and hope that you might, too.
Where I’m From
I’m from the warm, cozy one-story house on the street.
I’m from photographs, circa 1998 to 2009.
I’m from the dewy morning air, the wakening of the day, the smell of a new start.
I’m from Germans and Russians.
I’m from living with a dog, going on walks, and playing a game of fetch.
I’m from summer vacation and having fun, traveling from Florida to Canada.
I’m from the Streets of West Chester, PF Changs and Bravo, ordering the same meal every time I go.
I’m from television land, NCIS to Chuck.
I’m from music, genres like pop and rock.
I’m from guitar,classical to heavy metal.
I’m from football, Penn State to the Philadelphia Eagles.
I’m from pasta and bread, a vegetarian not a carnivore.
I’m from great novels, the adventures of Artemis Fowl, Luke, Peter and Harry Potter.
I’m from nonfiction, astronomy to history.
Most importantly, I’m from my family, Grandma and Grandpa and Mom and Dad.