“I Am From”

Saint Joan of Arc School

I’m from duck and banana bread
From Polly Pockets and Candy Land
Amazing Grace and The Kissing Hand
I am from “Well life isn’t fair!”
From “Don’t do this!” and “Don’t do that!”
“Stop putting makeup on the cat!”
I am from a life of “NO!!!”
The womannequin and “I don’t know!”
I am from “I’ll always be short”
From always making cushion forts
From, “Shake it off, Hon”
And “Before you know it, you’ll be done.”
I am from Mrs. Payne
And always being scared of rain
From fireworks in the Hendri’s lot
And banging on the kitchen pots
From orange pumpkins on Halloween
And “I hate you, Mommy, you’re so mean!”
I am from all of these moments with more to come
The joy, the laughter, the tears, the fun