Where I'm From

Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon

I am from Biscuits and Barbeque

From Pillsbury and Showboat

I am from 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sharing with my brother, hot cramped, and he snored a lot

I am from Ivy and roses that represent me and brighten my day

I am from “saying what I am thankful for every Thanksgiving” and I am the tallest female in my family

From Jacquie and Nathaniel

I’m from unconditional love and celebrating every accomplishment

From you are beautiful and smart

I’m from Christmas, Easter love my gifts and clothes

I’m from Memphis, Tn from brown, red, and white I’m sure Spaghetti and Catfish

From a teenage mother who lost her mother before the age of 5. 

Dropped out of high school to raise her own kids and marry a man who thought he owned her and

showed love through pain. 

A woman who chose a different path and poured love into us that made us know we were better than

any circumstance we could ever face.  A woman who is my role model and exudes strength,

perseverance, and the power of prayer. 

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