Where I'm From

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:57 -- Halah

I am from sunshine

From long summer days spent 

making mudpies and pretending 

to be mermaids before mom

called us inside


I am from a community,

close-knit, we came together

to mourn the death of a policeman

and classmate weeks before graduation


I am from Vikings, 

whose hard-headedness was not

so quick to leave my DNA.

Facing trials so future generations

could have a better life


I am from "congratulations" and

of my mother's proudness when

she mentions my asperations to her



Still wanting the sunshine,

those days spent in 2007 when 

I didn't have a care in the world,

yet still the ancestrl stubborness

resides, pushing me to do well

This poem is about: 
My family
My community


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