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“Where I’m From” – It’s “wicked good”!

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Today in Mr. Naughton’s 3rd period class, we took a moment to allow students to create a little magic with their adaptations of George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From” poem. Madison has consented to me posting her poem. I am hoping more students will share theirs as well. Thank, Madison!

Where I’m From

I am from ice cold mornings
to hot, steamy, red lobster dinners,
I am from where the snow piles high and the fire glows at night,
I am from collecting sea shells on the Rocky Coast beaches
to roaming around with the black bears,
I am from the Pinetree state and it is wicked good!
I am from Maine
That’s where I’m from.

2 Comments to

““Where I’m From” – It’s “wicked good”!”

  1. September 22nd, 2015 at 11:46 PM      Reply Daisha D. Says:

    I am from empty beer cans and suffocating cigarette smoke
    Where I come from my bed time is infinite but my sleep is limited
    I come form dirty streets and card board box houses
    where I come from gunshots are my alarm clocks and window pane smashes are my snooze buttons
    I come from the real hood.

    I come form chipping birds and brick build mail box houses
    Where i come from dinner is at 7:00 sharp
    I come from a community of poise and posture
    Where I come from laughter is the only form of communication
    I come from idealistic life

    I come from a background of struggling my ancestors build houses from imagination lived in them then sold them to the gullible
    Where I come form its okay to dream as long as its not contagious
    I come from a place where people will slaughter to buy a killer
    Where I come from my parents try hard to shield us from the outside world when they don’t know that they are only making it more visible
    I come from the real world.


    • September 22nd, 2015 at 11:53 PM      Reply Ms. Hayes Says:

      How poignant, vivid, and real, Daisha. I am looking forward to our visit. I will be home in October. I will share the dates with you.


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