Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am from...

I am from green, rolling hills and dipping valleys, from plastic kites on top of breezy knolls.
I am from the maple trees and dripping sap, from the tangy scent of fresh cut grass.
I am from the dandelion speckled fields, from the red clover and daisies. I am from the wildflowers.
I am from Sunday lunches after church and summers on the stage, from painted faces and lullabies by the fire.
I am from the glacial gap and a million stars. I am from the fireflies and s’mores. I am from old red barns and hiding in the hay loft. I am from burning red foliage and jumping in piles of leaves.
I am from love and laughter and plump figures. I am from “you can do anything” and “reach past the stars.” I am from a gaggle of brothers and superman figurines. I am from forts in the woods, a house in a silo. I am from the land of make believe.
I am from a church of love and forgiveness. I am from a cross around your neck and above your bed. I am from multi-colored rosary beads and a mother blessing her children with holy water. I am from a deep faith that sometimes falters but never falls away.  
I am from a farmhouse and a picket fence, from welcoming arms and helpful hands. I am from dirt roads and swimming holes, from iced tea and chocolate chip cookies at 3 pm.
I am from strawberry rhubarb pies and corn mazes, from sorrel lining the hiking path. I am from hay bale hide and go seek.
I am from hot chocolate and racing toboggans. I am from the best sledding hill in town. I am from snowmen villages and snowball fights. I am from frost bitten toes and red cheeks.
I am from home videos and boxes of pictures that document thirty years. I am from a slideshow on a white wall. I am from mistakes made and lessons learned. I am from memories that will last a lifetime.
I am from laughing into the night and pancakes in the morning. I am from a cup of tea and a good book. I am from cuddles and friendly wrestling.
I am from Irish eyes, romantic hearts, and knocked knees. I am from adventure. 


  1. Cool! I wrote a poem like that years ago. Love it.

  2. Aw that's so cool! It's good to know where you came from :)


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