I am from documents and lawyers.

From genes I do not know.

As a newborn introduced to a family,

From my fingers smoothly transitioning across the black and white keys.

I am from photographs that capture life’s greatest moments.

From being a pianist, and playing for hours.

I am from expensive furniture that’s soft and cozy.

I’m from stenciled tables crafted by the love,

Of my mother and father.

I’m from the smell of dinner at 6:30 which carries me

Up the hallway stairs after a long day at school.

The sweet sweet smell of apple pie on a warm,

Thanksgiving evening.

I am from Lisa and Ray who support me in my time of need.

From my sisters, Heather and Courtney who are my role models,

And are there for me in a heartbeat.

From a big cheerful family.

I’m from my biological mother,

Who chose to give me a better life.

I am from the constant sound of kitchen noise,

Pots banging, timers beeping, water boiling.

I’m from the sound of street noise,

Horns honking loud, people shouting, music blasting.

I am from a place where you cuddle on the couch,

On a cold winter night, puppy snuggled in your lap,

And you stay warm.

I’m from The Night Before Christmas and waking up early on Christmas morning,

To see if Santa came that night.

I’m from a place where everyone knows each other.

Everyone is friendly,

You feel welcomed no matter where you go.

I’m from a place that made me who I am today.

I am from Chelsea Village.

 

Photo by Kinchan1

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4 Comments
  1. Dylan 11 months ago

    wow hailey this gave me a great insight to who you are and just your background. The entire poem was so great in detail that i could imagine all the things you were describing. Really it’s very creative and I dont have anything bad to say about it. lines like”I am from the constant sound of kitchen noise, Pots banging, timers beeping, water boiling.” gave me a lot of imagery as im sure others. Your poem was great, good job! 😉

  2. Leslye 12 months ago

    as i entered this website, i saw your “Where I’m From” poem it caught my attention because of your background, it had that piano picture, black and white, i loved how you said “I’m from the smell of dinner at 6:30 which carries me up the hallway stairs after a long day at school” because it reminds me of me when i come home from school after a really long day and my momma has the food ready, you remind me of me when you also add on your poem that you wake up early on a Christmas morning to see if santa came during the night because i do that too 🙂

  3. anthony cedenp 12 months ago

    Very creative

  4. Skayla 12 months ago

    I love how this poem gave me insight into who you are as a person as well as your family, you used descriptive language in “I am from the constant sound of kitchen noise, Pots banging, timers beeping, water boiling.” to give people imagery which I found amazing.

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