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self portrait, poetry style

by Lila on September 14, 2013

Blogtember Day 9. Self portrait

My former students probably know best that I am a lover of poetry. So when I was prompted to create a self portrait I thought immediately of writing a poem. A little nerdy? Yes. Embarrassed by it? Not at all.

I Am From

I am from two carpenters

I am from
waking up early
morning Denny’s hot chocolate
and “It is what it is”

I am from
words from books rocking me to sleep
I am from
chicken coops and tree houses
I am from
family trips and mud puddles and jumping off rocks

I am from
sand castles
ocean waves
salt water soaked hair
and hiding in dunes

I am from
a duffle bag
stuffed in a locker
packed for a week of
rotating homes

I am from
singing my sister to sleep
watching her grow
into a friend

I am from
feet pounding down the field
blocking goals
skate blades cutting fresh ice
and flying pucks

I am from
unraveling needs like puzzles
supporting in moments of tears
and loosing it in laughter

I am from
and dreaming together
from falling in love
and staying in love

That is where I’m from
and who I have become

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

kate @ undeniable style September 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I LOVE IT! Do more poetry, please!!


Lila September 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

Maybe I will… I do love it…


Kate September 16, 2013 at 1:45 am

I LOVE the poetry!


Lila September 18, 2013 at 8:46 am

Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by Kate!


marian September 17, 2013 at 5:34 pm



Lila September 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thanks Marian!


kayleigh September 22, 2013 at 7:32 am

I love your self portrait. What a great smile. So natural.


Lila September 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

Thank you so much!


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