I am from Music

Pop and Hip-Hop


I am from my room, jumping on

my bunk bed

I am from Christmas Trees

                   Leafs blowing gin the wind

                   Branches Breaking

                   Leafs falling

I’m from pictures and electronics

From Rodney Sr., Millie, and


I’m from know-it-alls and

control freaks

From “If you want it, you have to

work for it”

I am from God

                      He who gave me life

                      Protects me from evil

                      Listens to my prayers

I’m from a Slice at Prima


From the courage of my father

as a soldier, the help he gave

to the people hurt on 9/11

In my grandparents closet

boxes and boxes of pictures

and old memories

I am from a city of

glowing lights


CC BY-SA 4.0 Where I’m From by Rodney is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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