Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Where Are You From?

This is a fun writing template I got from http://tabordays.blogspot.com/. It was originally inspired from a poem by George Ella Lyons called "Where I'm From." Here is the template with examples http://www.swva.net/fred1st/wif.htm. This was not easy, but Try it!

Where I'm From

I am from vacations in a RV;
from Converse tennis shoes,
bean bag chairs and waterbeds.

I am from a track home, a green lawn
and the sound of tv in the den.
I am from grey gravel,
maple trees and a wooden deck.
I am from camping and no affection,
from Judy and Patrick and Pontrella's.

I am from a world where no one talks
and keeps to their separate places.
From a past that college was a must
and "things" were a measure of success.

I am from the Catholic church,
a place were I felt safe,
wrapped in Gods arms,
a place I would go to escape.

I am from California, the south of Italy,
spaghetti and pizza.
From a mother who was angry,
took it out on me, drowned too young
and a father who was never there.

I am from a photo album of a family I barely knew,
a grandfather clock that chimes memories,
a bedspread started by mom,
finished with tears by a loving grandma.

A family legacy of fear.


Sky said...

WOW....the grandfather clock chiming memories is such a wonderful image of sight and sound!the quilt brought tears to my eyes. thanks so much for sharing these bits and pieces of all that you are, of the places and people and things that make you exactly who you are! Fun! :)

Tabor said...

I agree. Somewhat breathtaking in its painful honesty but with bright eyed optimism. I also know you a little better now. AND YOU DID THIS SO FAST!! Geeze.

tara dawn said...

I love this...I must try it soon!
Hugs and love,

thebluestbutterfly said...

Well...mine is coming along slowly as I have a fan that may be dying on my computer (a little distracting).

I have two bits so far:
I am from endless Christmas caroling
and a place where no Barbie is protected

Bedazzzled1 said...

WOW! I am going to save that site, and I will at some point write where I am from. Loved what you wrote!

I see that when I get behind in my blog reading that I need to start from the last entry I read and proceed from there to the most recent. I think it might affect the contents of my comments.