I’m from Oakland

The three and the six

On the wires of electricity

Always a pair of kicks



I’m from people thinking I’m Mexican

when I’m not

each day some frijoles in a pot

Never lie to my parents cause I know I’ll get caught


I’m from planning trips every year

how to get there is never a fear

Not rich, just a little more than the minimum wage

This is not a sad poem, I don’t live in a cage


I’m from saying a joke that turned into “the talk”

I’m from protective parents guarding me like a hawk


There really isn’t anything important about me

Just that I am who you see

Where I’m from is where I’m supposed to be

A Latina girl from Oakland that’s me



CC BY-SA 4.0 Where I’m supposed to be by Cindy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

  1. Tamara 2 years ago

    your poems lit dude

  2. Quest 2 years ago

    this poem fire

  3. Elon 2 years ago

    ok brudder

  4. Pricila 2 years ago

    Ok ok cindy !

  5. Mei 2 years ago

    I like the rhythm of your poem.

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