I am from a bed
from Mattress Firm.

I am from my bedroom
Where  i used to played for hours.

I am from uptown
Where loud music in buildings being played.

I am from the smell of Spanish food, 

From Aida and Carlos.

I am from the chismosos,

From the “you go out their and show them how it’s done”.

I am from a family that for generations
always drag
members to church.

I am from Santiago DR,
And big meals,

From the turtle that my brother
sent flying because it bit his lip,

On a shelf with cards
and notes to remember them.

I am from happy times
Sad times
But all of the time its family time.
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1 Comment
  1. Lona 3 weeks ago

    Hi Angelina,

    Thank you for sharing your poem. I loved learning about you, your family and your culture through the language you used.

    Have you read “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo? Do check it out, if you have a chance. I think you will like it.

    Best,
    Lona

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