November 3, 2014
Once Elijah started writing, Everett couldn't help himself. This is what he concocted. If you haven't written one for yourself, let this be the challenge! If a teenage boy decides to write a poem without prompting from a teacher or parent, then it must be worthwhile.
I am From
I am from messy rooms, from original Xbox, and cucumbers.
I am from the previously peach colored haunted house. I am from the side yard rose garden and mulch laying in the summer.
I am from one present on Christmas Eve, early runs, from 'Rara' and 'Poppop', from 'Lida' and 'Da', and from Apryl and Seth.
I am from the chaotic compassion that welcomes all free animals and staycations on a whim.
From "Be flexible" and "Your skills plus my skills, in the ring, tag team!"
I am from saved by grace and "Hold the Fort".
I'm from Dayton, Alabama, Toledo, from generations of adoption. From Da Cakes and Grandma Juice.
I am from the bread truck, the runaway nose during the West Fork High School football game, and the runaway mom.
I am from the wall of pictures next to the lost sousaphone, old scrapbooks of 11 year old trips, and priceless home videos.