Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where I'm From

I'm a sucker for creativity.  Especially in my kids.  What can I say...I think they are some of the best people on earth!  Timothy recently brought home from school a creative writing project that I just loved.  I'm sure that he's not nearly as thrilled with it as I am, after all, it was coerced creativity--not the easiest thing in the world, especially for someone who doesn't typically express his creativity with words.  I had to share it though, so here it is:

Where I'm From

I am from videogames and TVs,
Computers and laptops
and from Legos piled on the floor.
I am from mud pies and dirt cakes,
and oddly shaped anthills,
which got trampled at first sight.

I'm from Ana and Jack,
Mexico and Canada,
even some Italian.
Wake up and Go to sleep,
Come here and Go away,
are more familiar than they need to be.

I'm from Deep Fried to Broiled,
Scrambled to Poached,
all with a little sauce.

I am from the long, repetitive
prayers at night,
and reading my long, dreary
devotional book.

Through every computer document,
and every jam-packed storage box,
unfolds the many vast memories
from my family's tree.


  1. Wow! That is pretty fantastic. He certainly covers a lot of ground and uses some great descriptions!

    Also, I like that the first thing he thinks of is that he is from video games...

  2. love it! love specially the art work, makes it so much more personal and special!