Where I’m From
I’m from blue china plates
And silky scarlet dress,
From the Game of Life,
the rainbow spinning wheel.
From dressing as Pippi Longstockings,
brave Joan of Arc,
And the curious Coraline.
I’m from cherry blossoms in Beijing
beneath the sunshine of spring,
From the tiny watermelon,
that peeked out its head.
From “Adults speaking,
children don’t interrupt!”
and “Work it out, I’m not going to help.”
I’m from trickling tears
For my beloved pillow, long lost,
from the sadness,
of The Trouble With May Amelia,
and dirty knees of climbing.
Above the pale brown fireplace,
Placed a Sony frame,
It flashes each day of my life.
From a young child to me.
Before- For my beloved pillow. Then- For my long lost beloved pillow. Final- For my beloved pillow, long lost,
I added “long lost” because I wanted to add a alliteration in my poem. After reading the sentence again and again, I decided to switch the position of “long lost” to the end of the line separated it by a comma.
From Pippi Longstockings, Joan of Arc, And Coraline.
From dressing as Pippi Longstockings, brave Joan of Arc, And the curious Coraline.
I added some descriptions on why each character means something to me and how. This also gives the reader a little more information on who they are.