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Odyssey’s 2014 Sixth Grade Students “Where I’m From” Poems

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“Odyssey’s 2014 Sixth Grade Students “Where I’m From” Poems”

  1. June 11th, 2014 at 9:42 AM      Reply Dauthier Says:

    Where I’m From

    I am from TVs that have games
    I am from devices that are rooted
    I am from gardens that a wild
    I am from a house that is green as grass
    I am from bed screaming in fear
    I am from the kitchen when breakfast is near
    I am from odyssey the place that is fun
    But there is still work to be done
    I am from 2 foreign people also copiers and annoyers
    I am from a home half bought half built
    I am from an IB school, which I admit is kind of cool
    I am from a’s and b’s sometimes c’s but never d’s

    Dauthier , Age 10

  2. June 11th, 2014 at 9:44 AM      Reply Adarryl Says:

    Where I’m From Poem
    I’m from abandoned houses
    I’m from love and joy
    That all parents gave me
    I’m from a quiet and silent household
    I’m from bad eyes and good hair
    I may sutter but that’s because I was scared by my brothers
    I’m from injuries and 4 deaths
    I’m from wrestling and enjoying myself
    I’m from playing and walking my dog blue
    He’s always giving me clues
    And a friend to play with
    I’m from a neighbor where people do is
    Robbery, and shooting
    I’m from nature dogs, cats, snakes, bears, and other wildlife bunny, and frogs, kitten
    I’m from Sunday dinners with alfredo pasta and vegetables
    I’m from being myself and enjoying myself
    Adarryl, Age 11

  3. June 11th, 2014 at 9:45 AM      Reply Tavion Says:

    Where I’m from I come from big city. It feels like everyone is so busy that’s where i’m from. When you go outside for air the only thing you hear is the whistling of the birds, the chirping of the crickets, and the breeze of the butterfly’s flying that’s where i’m from. Stores side by side old and new. I’m Internet and technology. I’m from education that needs to be taught that’s where I’m from. I’
    M from if you don’t do right then your butt is going to get beat with a belt. That’s where I’m from.

    Tavion , Age 11

  4. June 11th, 2014 at 9:46 AM      Reply TJ Says:

    I am from tablets to Xbox’s
    From the old to the new. I am from a father
    That can cook some of the best food

    I am from a dad that lives in the hood.
    I am from parents who want to eat my pets
    I am from you do work.
    I am there are no breaks.
    I am from never give up.
    I am from a church where I always say my prayers
    I am from a mom that is from the broncos a part of New York

    I am from Missippi to.
    I am from a school known as drew.
    I am from history is my thing.
    I am from book time travel
    That is where I’m from

    T. J.

  5. June 11th, 2014 at 9:47 AM      Reply Jhamariya Says:

    Where I am From
    I am from love
    and hearts that are as pure as gold
    I am from a woman that is beautiful
    inside and out
    I am from a hospital
    where some didn’t believe I was going to make it, but I did
    From 2002 to now I have lost things dearest to my heart
    From my fifth birthday of November 2008 to January of that year
    that is when I lost her
    I strive to be the best of my abilities
    I have a grandma, a sister, a brother and other family members that love me so
    My mother always told me to never give up
    I am from a family that are pen in the hands
    when it comes to writing
    What can I say it comes natural
    I am from being thankful for things I have like mac books, iPads, iPhones, and other items from this century.
    I have friends and teachers that care for me too.
    That is where I am from!!!

    Jhamariya, Age 11

  6. June 11th, 2014 at 10:05 AM      Reply Christian Says:


    I come from the ghetto side
    That’s right
    Where when the street light come on you need to be in the house
    That’s right
    Yep, and that day when a new year comes guns you better run play, noise that’s every day
    When you hear that dog brake you know its time
    To play
    Street killers be on the watch
    Fights on every block
    My tears are seen every day
    Buries and scratches on my face
    Dogs,cats and many more
    Wondering the street
    Apartment and house are broken in
    Help,help sceram when leave I need to be seen
    Not heard buts that’s me!!!

    Christian, age11

  7. June 11th, 2014 at 10:05 AM      Reply markia Says:

    Where I’m form
    I’m from chocolate covered strawberry
    from loud smells when I walk in the kitchen like bleach
    and awesome from lots of tooth bushes and tooth paste in the bathroom

    I’m from sitting on the porch looking at the people pass by
    from playing with my neighbors
    from walking down the street talking on the phone saying what’s up and what you doing

    I’m from police lights to lots of people at the park too
    from gun shoots every two weekends you better watch out

    When Christmas comes you better be good that’s where I’m from

    Markia, age 11

  8. June 11th, 2014 at 10:07 AM      Reply Jonathan Says:

    I’m from what they say is the hood
    But what is really good
    I have no problem with the neighborhood
    Its really quiet were I’m from
    I would like live in a better house if we could
    I live with in a old timer and with them
    I am pretty much a baby to everyone maybe
    I’m from were they call me crazy to lazy to crazy
    I’m From 1970s Basketball to now Game
    I’m from video games to sneakers
    I’m from Maryland, Florida, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Louisiana, Indiana, the Virgina, Georgia, and Tennesse.

    Jonathan, Age 11

  9. June 11th, 2014 at 10:08 AM      Reply Jaquell Says:

    Where I’m from

    I’m from playing video games from morning to night. I am from junk food from Fanta and sprite. I’m also from fried chicken and Mac and cheese. I am from a big family of athletic and funny folk. I’m from focusing on school and sports. I am from nice shoes and clothes. I’m from a neighborhood where it’s sometimes good but sometimes you have to worry. I’m from a big city where people move fast and in a hurry. I’m from going to Falcons, Braves, and hawks games. That’s where I’m from.

    Ja’Quell, Age 11

  10. June 11th, 2014 at 10:57 AM      Reply Miracle Says:

    Where are you from?

    From hot summer to cold winter
    From Clorox to sparkle
    I am from old to new
    I am from fun to sun
    I am from buddy to friend

    I am from candy to sugar
    Hershes to sneakers
    Jolly ranchers so so sweet just like me
    I am from pizza and wing
    Chicken and rice
    Greens to beans
    All so nice

    I am from pass-it-on
    From shut it or perk it
    I am from Chemica and Omesha
    From Carlyon and Rodney
    I am from ghetto to mellow
    I am from whips and wipes
    From pictures to mixtures
    I am from Nancy 9 boy 5 girls 4
    I am from Odyssey to modesty

    Where am I from?
    I am from Atlanta Georgia
    And I am proud of it!

    Miracle, Age 11

  11. June 11th, 2014 at 2:24 PM      Reply alanna Says:

    Where I’m from?
    I am from the malls and movies.
    From the church across the street.
    Who praise and worship all Sunday morning.

    I’m from the houses of Mama and Daddy.
    From the “Clean that room and say your prayers.
    I’m from the green and bright sun on me.
    From the park to pool.

    I’m from the school up the street.
    From the fun and good times of family and friends.
    I’m from the good smell of red roses.
    Yap that’s where I’m from


  12. June 11th, 2014 at 2:24 PM      Reply Nadia Says:

    “Where I’m From”
    I am from Mario bros scores
    From hand painting and friend making
    I am from reading books till I just can’t stop

    I am from going to the movies and having a good time
    From going to the amusement park and riding every ride
    I am from going to Bible study every Wednesday
    From rubber band making and string stitching

    I am from pledging to the flag every day
    From going outside rather than watch TV
    I am from old school to new school
    From playing around with my cousin’s cause it’s fun

    I am from opening presents on Christmas day
    From listening to music all day
    I am from doing my best on every test

    I am from climbing a tree and never falling out
    From kicking a soccer ball with a passion
    I am from helping with the Thanksgiving dinner every year

    I am from a family that never bluffs
    From “Never give up!”
    That’s where I’m from

    Nadia age, 11

  13. June 11th, 2014 at 2:25 PM      Reply Amari Says:

    Where I’m From

    I am from old music to new
    From James Brown to Chris Brown
    Being a singer to dancer
    I’ m am from heartbreak to love

    I am from cooking collard greens to cornbread
    From eating things I do to things I don’t like
    Sour punch straw to skittles

    I am from fancy cars to always getting in trouble
    From going shopping all the time
    I am from classic headphones to beats
    Jordans to KDs
    That’s where I’m from

    Amari, 11

  14. June 11th, 2014 at 2:28 PM      Reply Jada Says:

    Where I’m From

    I am from bubbles in my hair
    the ones I make in my drink.
    I am from staying in bed
    to Momma’s remedies.
    I am from the wooden playground
    (it slowly becomes forgotten)
    The trees that were ripped away from the soil whose roots I would trip on all the time.

    I am from vanilla cakes and burning spaghetti, from jammed fingers and swollen ankles.
    I’m from the know-it-all and the insightful sister, the father who always laughs at my jokes.
    I’m from the strong Butcher
    and the wise teacher who still teaches me.

    I am from the dusty dresses in my closet, pianos keys unlock tunes of memory.
    I am from holding hands and saying grace, someone always opens their eyes.
    In the cabinet scrapbooks
    where I wasn’t “scrapped”
    a place where I feel like I’m a
    part of the past, that’s where I’m from.
    Jada ,11

  15. June 11th, 2014 at 2:35 PM      Reply Armani Says:

    Where I’m from?

    I’m a shy girl in a big city.
    I’m from putting hot sauce on everything.
    I’m from falling down to getting right back up.
    That’s where I’m from.

    I’m from the know it all’s.
    I’m from collard greens and corn bread I eat on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    I’m from giving my mom a card on mother’s day.
    That’s where I’m from.

    I’m from a family who knows how to cook.
    I’m from the pass it on’s.
    I’m the family with a lot of hair.
    That’s where I’m from.

  16. June 11th, 2014 at 2:47 PM      Reply Zy'koabi Says:

    I’m from good and love, From the bottom of my soul.
    I’m from the dirt and grass on a baseball field.
    I’m from the sand and water from the beach.
    I’m from the color and taste of strawberries.
    That’s where I’m from.

    I’m from the smell of clothes and shoes,
    I’m from Clorox and dryer sheet,
    From the smell of clothes out of the dryer.
    I’m from the games system,
    From the games I play.
    I’m from the taste of strawberry and vanilla ice cream.
    I’m from baseball
    From the sports I play.
    That’s where I’m from.

    I’m from Jordan to KD.
    I’m from cool to awesome,
    From the things I do. I’m from FREEDOM,
    From Martin Luther King Jr.
    I’m from halls to malls.
    I’m from funny to hilarious,
    From the thing I do and what I say.
    I’m from hard work gets you some where in life.

  17. June 13th, 2014 at 10:14 AM      Reply Maesa Says:

    Where I’m from
    I am from dancing until I fall out
    From going to gymnastics every Tuesday
    I am from tall and exquisite American girl dolls
    that are exciting to play with
    I am front a medium sized tree in front of my house
    That is home to small beautiful blue birds

    I am from baking delicious fudgey Brownies
    And cooking and serving my mom an elaborate breakfast in bed on mother’s day
    From visiting my brave and handsome grandfather’s grave and getting season pass to one of the most funniest amusement parks in Georgia
    I am from playing the beautifulest pianos until I have no fingers

    I am from bad behavior will not be rewarded but good behavior will
    From hot popping chicken and tasteful sweet potato soufflé
    I am from my sisters giving me scratches and my mom going shopping all day
    I am from Monopoly and Encore on family game night
    From staying up till 2:00am in the morning on family movie night

    I am from almost breaking my arm by riding my bike like it was a cheetah into a tree
    From going to the the president’s daughter school for camp
    I am from participating in the Wiz play at my school
    I am from my kind friends and family

    Maesa Age,10

  18. June 13th, 2014 at 11:00 AM      Reply Jordan Says:

    Where I’m From

    I’m from Grand Theft Auto 5 and Call of Duty Ghost
    From KD’s and Jordan’s
    I’m from SkyZone and David & Buster’s
    From pineapples and strawberries
    As if there where mind
    From best friends to enemies
    I’m from gamma blue’s to powder blue’s
    From Honor Roll to Principal List
    I’m from SouthLake Mall to Lenox Mall
    From LeBron’s to Kobe’s

    Jordan, Age 11

  19. June 13th, 2014 at 2:37 PM      Reply Joy Says:

    I am from a family of nomads
    Yes nomads
    Traveling from one place to another
    To catch our dreams to reach for the stars

    From California, to Arizona, to Colorado,
    Back to Arizona, then to Georgia
    Just to catch our dream

    I come from athletics
    I come from runners, pro footballers
    Softball players, and even soccer

    I come from outdoors
    The smell of sweet grass
    Itch of the bugs bite
    Sweat from the burning sun

    Just to catch a dream worth living
    That’s where I live for and where I AM FROM
    Joy, Age 11

  20. June 13th, 2014 at 2:39 PM      Reply Michael Says:

    I’m from Atlanta,
    From most of my life in California
    I grew up in the sun
    I’m from moving to moving on
    I’m from new school and old school
    I’m from the beach
    I know every grain of sand
    I’m from having to remember old times
    I’m from good and the hood
    I’m from knowing the good thing of life
    I’m from the preacher teaching me the temptations not to fight
    I’m from making the good thing of the time I have
    I’m from not getting to know my peoples people like that
    Yep that’s where I’m from ask anyone

    Michael Age 11,

  21. June 13th, 2014 at 2:39 PM      Reply Sarai Says:

    Where I’m From

    I am from music and beats
    Where I normally like to sleep
    I am from cold and hot weather
    sun up to sun down
    I am from seafood Saturdays
    Fried shrimp, fish, and potatoes
    That’s where I’m from

    I am from “sweet as sugar”, “nice as pie”
    Where your brother get on your last nerves
    I am from mac n’ cheese to peanut butter and jelly
    I am from parents who inspect lots from you
    Where soul food Sundays are common
    That’s where
    I am a church girl

    I am from homemade cornbread
    Where staying up all night is common
    I am from family and friends coming to cookouts
    Where all you smell when you
    Walk into my house – it’s Spik and Span
    Now that’s where I am from

    Sarai, Age 11

  22. June 16th, 2014 at 1:26 PM      Reply T'Naisha Says:


    I am from a single mother
    From work all day, pool other nights
    I am from the closet in my room
    (Searching every Wednesday and Thursday for night clothes)
    I am from a street full of kids
    Laughing, screaming, and tag

    I am from a world of crime
    From break-ins, stick-ups, and murders
    I am from the smart boards and math homework
    From family who loves me
    From family who cares
    I am from happiness and pride
    Wars and casualties
    I am from America
    A land of dreams,
    My dreams
    That’s where I’m from

    T’Naisha, Age 11

  23. June 19th, 2014 at 9:41 AM      Reply Hannah Says:

    Where I’m From
    By Hannah

    I am from love and joy
    From praise and happiness
    From artists and creators
    That where I’m From

    I am from bows and earrings
    From rubber band bracelets
    From cute style and fashion
    Most of all I’m from beautiful spirits
    That where I’m from

    From sweet savoring gum,
    To sour jolly ranchers, tasty skittles,
    Big lollipops, melted minty chocolates,
    To sticky gummy bears and chewy candy
    I’m from the Land of Cavities and Candy
    That’s where I’m from

    I am from Danyale and Dwight
    And annoying, but loving sisters
    And from silly brothers, I am
    From a family that cant be replaced.

    I am from vests, dresses, skirts, shorts
    Socks, shoes, and any other things
    that are pretty
    I’m from the land of Stylish
    That’s where I’m from.

    I like to hang with true friends
    Not just sit around all day
    I’m not lazy, nor spoiled, but determined
    That’s where I’m from

    -Hannah, Age 11

  24. June 30th, 2014 at 9:17 AM      Reply Hannah Says:

    Hannah Elizabeth S. Hutson
    Monday, June 30, 2014
    Where I’m From Poem

    Where I’m From
    By: Hannah

    I am from Love and joy
    From praise and happiness
    From artist and creators
    That’s where I’m from

    I am from bows and earrings
    From rubber band bracelets
    Most of all I’m from beautiful spirits
    That’s where I’m from

    From sweet savoring gum
    To sour jolly ranchers, tasty skittles,
    Big lollipops, melted minty chocolates,
    To sticky gummy bears and chewy candy
    I’m from the Land of Candy
    That’s where I’m from.

    I am from Danyale and Dwight
    And annoying, but loving sisters,
    And from silly brothers, I am
    From a family that can’t be replaced.

    I am from vests, dresses, skirts, shorts
    Socks, shoes, and any other things
    That are pretty
    I’m from the Land of Stylish
    That’s where I’m from.

    I like to hang with friends
    Not just sit around all day
    I’m not lazy, nor spoiled, but determined
    That’s where I’m from

    Hannah, 11

  25. June 30th, 2014 at 9:33 AM      Reply Ciara Brown Says:

    I’m from the artistic genes of my family
    From lollipops and raindrops
    I am the smurf in my family the only girl indeed
    I’m from the job she worked from opening my eyes to the face and the bright lights
    Wishing my dream in life to kick the ball high
    Noticing everything around me spinning and spinning
    Shining stars up high feels like they’re falling down
    I’m from Frances and Willard’s tree to the new life I truly succeed.

  26. June 30th, 2014 at 9:37 AM      Reply Brandon Zuniga Says:

    Where im from poem

    I am from the 3 p, peanuts, peaches, and pecans
    I am the one who has fun with all my friends
    I come from my mother and father who gives me courage
    I live in a good and bad community so far back it’s the bad people so far up it’s the good people
    I come from people that love reading books
    I come from people that work at there job all night
    I come from the people that believe in others
    I come from people that love me the most

  27. June 30th, 2014 at 9:55 AM      Reply Justice Says:

    Justice Brooks
    June 26, 2014
    Odyssey 6th Grade ELA
    Where I’m From Poem

    I am from millions of hangers.
    From clean rooms and hallways.
    I am the shine in the Lysol
    Yet I still hate to clean.
    I love video games
    Games make me happy like a
    Kid on Christmas Day.

    I live in a nice house.
    My subdivision has a nice pool
    Sometimes frogs scare me when
    They jump in the pool.
    I come from an old school parent,
    That embarrasses me when she dances.

    I’m from the Cheese grits,
    Sausage, fried chicken, and Mac & Cheese.
    I love the smell of grease.
    I’m from the perfect clothes.
    I am the popular boy.
    I love where I live,
    And it couldn’t get better.
    That’s where I’m from.


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