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"I am From" poem, poetry by Ashley Pentycofe

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“Where I’m From”

I am from big grassy yards and tulips fighting the wind

From doing things “because I said so” and wild turkeys.

I am from pancakes on Sundays and tadpoles in the pond.

From early morning fishing and late night swimming in the bay.

I am from yarn, stitches, cuts and bruises

From polka-dot prints, dancing in the living room and swing sets.

I am from new crayons and dirt pies in the sand box

From mullets, wet puppies and spaghetti.

I am from the smell of apples on his navy blue uniform and hugs n kisses good night

From backhoes, makeshift go-carts, shot guns and the roar of snowmobiles.

I am from the scent of car oil and suffocating cigarette smoke

From hunting clothes, building tree forts and empty beer cans

I am from fresh spring air, bay water, frogs and giant tractors.

I am from love, tears and belly busting laughter.

Ashley Pentycofe July 2012

Comments

ashley (author) from upstate ny on March 29, 2013:

thanks so much. this is def one of my favorites i have written.

ashley (author) from upstate ny on March 29, 2013:

thanks Joanne!

Lauren Shumate from Georgia on March 28, 2013:

I just love this poem!

inspiring me to writ about where i'm from.

Joanne M Olivieri on March 28, 2013:

Oh, I really enjoyed this so much. Very creative and well formed. Voted Up

mljdgulley354 on January 26, 2012:

This was a great read and I mostly don't like to read poems. This one was fun and refreshing. The bold print makes it hard to follow though.

Eileen Goodall from Buckinghamshire, England on January 26, 2012:

I absolutely LOVE this poem, go on write more please!