Here is a great post from Germantown Avenue Parents
FEATURED, KID-POWERED — BY SAM G. ON APRIL 10, 2012 8:22 PM
Where I’m From
I am from town homes,
from busy streets and calm parks.
I am from streets filled with children,
(Whose laughter fills the air.)
I am from the blood of my ancestors,
who have led me here today,
as if for a reason.
I’m from cheesesteaks with “whiz” and onions,
from Geno’s and Pat’s
I’m from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
with a laugh and a lesson in there too.
I’m from brotherly love,
and sisterly grace.
I’m from Hip-Hop and Rap,
with a twist of soul,
just trying to be myself.
I’m from Cee Lo and Kanye
from f*** you and e.t.
From the sounds in my life,
to the ones in yours,
they will be great if you listen.
In the closet there was a box,
with old books and papers,
a page with no words,
a chapter without a name,
I am from those times and places
never to stay or go,
just a man in his thoughts,
wanting to go back.
This poem was created using a copy/change exercise from the original Where I’m From poem by George Ella Lyon. April is National Poetry Poetry Month. If your child has a poem, picture, or piece of writing to share, we’d love to publish it!
Disclosure: I did not write this post a fellow blogger wrote this. I enjoyed it so much I asked if I could share with all of my lovely readers!