"I Am From?"

St. Frances Cabrini Academy
City of St. Louis, MO

I am from tire swings, soccer balls,
and Junie B. Jones books.
From long walks through the park
and always wanting to be a cook.
I am from barrettes and bobos,
ribbons and rubber bands.
From always playing in the dirt
and expressing ideas with my hands.
I am from “Beauty is pain,”
and “Get good grades.”
From walking dogs
and always having to be in the shade.
I am from the youngest gets everything
To the youngest does everything.
I am from praying every morning
and loving to fly big kites.
I am from two sisters and one brother,
From Thomas and Lydia.
I am from goofing around and laughing all day,
but when it comes to strangers,
I have nothing to say.