Where I'm From

Where I'm From

A Poem by Hannah Rose

My own version of George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From".

I am from tall trees on a hidden path and little fish that swam in the rushing soothing creek.
I am from folding boxes and the smell of doe and melted cheese mixed with the sound of frosty the snow man and the forty thieves playing on a small tv screen.
I am from surprises of a fluffy best friend, my mothers tears and a loud cry as little knees bend and little feet ran to meet them.
I am from my grandmothers Kiflie with powdered nut roles filled with generations of laughter.
I am from a little music box that sang encouraging melodies and unforgettable memories.
I am from little notes in a locker that saved my smile and countless chances of gratefulness that was never expressed.
I am from a stuffed little orange cat that endured love and affection but torment all the same and never gave back defection but attention without shame.
I am from the little naïve eyes that looked up in expectation, noticed dilation, frustration, and indignation, but believed the explanation.
I am from disappointing realizations of useless admiration and compelling fabrications.
I am from a child's experience with growth and exploration.

© 2017 Hannah Rose

Author's Note

Hannah Rose
I would love some critique

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You probably won't get any critique from me being I like this very much. Funny enough, I was just listening to "Back where I come from." You must have read my mind or I read yours. This reader is pleased to have read this.

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Added on September 27, 2017
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Hannah Rose
Hannah Rose


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