"I am From" poem, poetry by Ashley Pentycofe

“Where I’m From”

I am from big grassy yards and tulips fighting the wind

From doing things “because I said so” and wild turkeys.

I am from pancakes on Sundays and tadpoles in the pond.

From early morning fishing and late night swimming in the bay.

I am from yarn, stitches, cuts and bruises

From polka-dot prints, dancing in the living room and swing sets.

I am from new crayons and dirt pies in the sand box

From mullets, wet puppies and spaghetti.

I am from the smell of apples on his navy blue uniform and hugs n kisses good night

From backhoes, makeshift go-carts, shot guns and the roar of snowmobiles.

I am from the scent of car oil and suffocating cigarette smoke

From hunting clothes, building tree forts and empty beer cans

I am from fresh spring air, bay water, frogs and giant tractors.

I am from love, tears and belly busting laughter.

Ashley Pentycofe July 2012

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hazeleyedbeauty 3 years ago from upstate ny Author

thanks so much. this is def one of my favorites i have written.


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hazeleyedbeauty 3 years ago from upstate ny Author

thanks Joanne!


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imthebean 3 years ago from Georgia

I just love this poem!

inspiring me to writ about where i'm from.


Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Oh, I really enjoyed this so much. Very creative and well formed. Voted Up


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

This was a great read and I mostly don't like to read poems. This one was fun and refreshing. The bold print makes it hard to follow though.


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Eileen Goodall 4 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

I absolutely LOVE this poem, go on write more please!

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