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WHERE I AM FROM

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Drue Ngauamo

on 29 April 2014

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Transcript of WHERE I AM FROM

Beautiful Betty, Daring Derek, Sleepy Sue
Use one of the sentence starters to form your response.
George Ella Lyon
Introductions: Alliterate your Name
Where I'm From
One Minute Essay
Where I'm From

I am from clothespins,
from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride.
I am from the dirt under the back porch.
(Black, glistening,
it tasted like beets.)
I am from the forsythia bush
the Dutch elm
whose long-gone limbs I remember
as if they were my own.

I'm from fudge and eyeglasses,
from Imogene and Alafair.
I'm from the know-it-alls
and the pass-it-ons,
from Perk up! and Pipe down!
I'm from He restoreth my soul
with a cottonball lamb
and ten verses I can say myself.


I'm from Artemus and Billie's Branch,
fried corn and strong coffee.
From the finger my grandfather lost
to the auger,
the eye my father shut to keep his sight.

Under my bed was a dress box
spilling old pictures,
a sift of lost faces
to drift beneath my dreams.
I am from those moments--
snapped before I budded --
leaf-fall from the family tree.
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$1.25
Monday, February 24, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
WHERE I'M FROM
Answer these three questions:
English 12 B
You may write your answers on the same page as your poem
What is your favorite subject in school?

What is your plan after you graduate?

Which genre of music is your favorite?
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