Where I’m From To Where I’m Going
---Leilah Reina Gilbert
* Inspired by Where I’m From by George ella Lyon*
I am from music ,
from earbuds and Ipods
I’m from the lyrics and the chorus
(Upbeat and catchy
the way it always brought color to our lives).
I am from the monkey bars and the swing
whose chains were rusty
and bars who would give me callus.
I’m from converse and contacts
From a single mom.
I’m from family hangouts
and the get-togethers.
From Clean your room! and Time to wake up!
I’m from putting my hair up in a bun on saturday mornings
while listening to drake before dance practice.
I’m from Round Rock and Leander
from mac and cheese with hot dogs
From being one of the oldest in the family
and my step dad taking me and my sister in as his own.
In my room there is a wall covered in pictures
shaped in a heart,
filled with old pictures
and memories you can't remake.
I’m from those nights we felt alive
way before life became so complicated
I’m going to college
Filled with new people and friends
I’m going to houston
Filled with new opportunities and experiences
I’m going to live on my own
Filled with struggles and stress
I may be going to new places with new beginnings,
But I will never forget where I’m from.