I Am From Poem

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1 I Am From Poem ft to share on blank paper. Use this template to draft your poem, and then write a final dra I am from ______________________________ (specific ordinary item) From ________________________ and __________________________ (product name) (product name) I am from the ______________________________________________ (home description) ___________________ , _________________ , ________________________________ (adjective) (adjective) (sensory detail) ______________ , I am from ___________________________ (plant, flower, natural item) ________________________________________________________________________ (description of above item) I'm from ____________________________ and ______________________________ (family tr ait) (family tradition) From ______________________________ and _________________________ (name of family member) (another family name) I'm from the ____________________________ and ______________________ (description of family tendency) (another one) From _________________________________ and ________________________ (something you were told as a child) (another) ___________________________ , __________________________________ I'm from t ion of religion or lack of), (further description) (representa I' m from _______________________________________________ (place of birth and family ancestry) ______________________________________ , ________________________________ (a food item that represent s your family) (another one) From the _______________ _______________________________________________ (specific family story about a specific person and detail)

2 The _________________________________________________________ (another detail of another family member) ______________________________________ ___________________________ ) s, archives (location of family pictures, memento __________________________________________________________________ (line explaining the importance of family items) Original Poem: Model Poem: Where I'm From Where I'm From By Ms. Vaca By George Ella Lyon I am from bookshelves, I am from clothespins, rom vinegar and green detergent. f from Clorox and carbon - tetrachloride. I am from the dirt under the back porch. I am from the dog hair in every corner (Black, glistening, undant, (Yellow, ab it tasted like beets.) the vacuum could never get it all.) I am from the forsythia bush I am from azaleas the Dutch elm the magnolia tree gone limbs I remember - whose long whose leaves crunched under my feet like as if they were my own. snow om fudge and eyeglasses, I'm fr every fall. from Imogene and Alafair. I’m from puzzles and sunburns, - alls I'm from the know - it from Dorothy Ann and Mary Christine it - ons, and the pass - Catherine from Perk up! and Pipe down! I’m from reading and road trips I'm from He restoreth my soul From “Please watch your brother” and with a cottonball lamb “Don’t let your brother hit you!” and ten verses I can say myself. Iowa I’m from Easter sunrises and I'm from Artemus and Billie's Branch, churches at Christmas fried corn and strong coffee. I’m from Alexandria and the Rileys, From the finger my grandfather lost Sterzing’s potato chips and sponge candy. to the auger, From my Air Force dad’s refusal to go to the eye my father shut to keep his sight. Vietnam, Under my bed was a dress box y mom’s leaving home at 17. from m spilling old pictures, On a low shelf in my new house is a stack a sift of lost faces of photo albums, ift beneath my dreams. to dr carefully curated by my faraway father, I am from those moments -- chronicling my childhood. -- snapped before I budded I am from these pages, fall from the family tree. - leaf yellowed but firm, holding on to me across the country.

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