I Am From

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:29 -- Trese98

I am from determination

from strength and faith

I am from a progressive successful family.

I am from the Gladiolus flower of strength

The Gladiolus plant whose long gone limbs I remember

as if they were my own.


I’m from strong heartbeats and hugs

from my mama and uncle

I’m from constant prayers and gatherings

and from hard workers


I’m from integrity and generous smiles

and letting God walk with me

I’m from tight hugs and laughter

I’m from Birmingham, AL and unconditional love,

and gravy biscuits and sweet tea

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