I am from Parma,
Right next to Cleveland.
I’m from board games,
Like pretty princess and Candyland.
I am from a pink bedroom
In the only yellow house on the street.
I’m from a wooden swing set
That I hang from by my feet.
I am from outside adventures
And enjoying the periodic rainfall.
I’m from pumpkin trash bags
That I stuff with leaves in the fall
I am from using my stuffed animals
In my room to build a wall.
I’m from organizing Furbies
And cutting hair off my Barbie doll.
I am from bologna and mustard
And SpongeBob mac and cheese.
I’m from going to grandma’s house
And asking for blue blueberry muffins, please.
I am from Hubba Bubba
And that skittle flavored gum.
I’m from building snowmen
Until my hands go numb.
I am from Skip it and Bop-its,
and an endless supply of chalk.
I’m from dress up and costumes,
And practicing my model walk.
I am from being the oldest sibling
And at annoying my little brother.
I’m from accidentally hurting him
And hiding from my angry mother.
I am from using my imagination
And having fun with what I’ve got.
I’m from fearing the wooden spoon,
Knowing I’d probably get a swat.
I am from playing on trampolines,
Doing flips and playing popcorn.
I’m from silly jump rope games
and figuring out many babies will be born.
I am from going camping,
Eating s’mores and making crafts.
I’m from archery and horse riding,
And floating on the lake in rafts.
I am from sleepovers with pizza
At the apartment of my friend.
I’m from hiding from my mom,
When she comes so they never end.
I am from riding my purple bike
Up and down the driveway.
I’m from walking home from school
At the end of the school day.
I am from swim meets in the summer,
And playing cards between events.
I’m from eating the orange slices
During soccer games from the parents.
I am from licking the bowl,
cleaning it of brownie mix.
I’m from my mother’s distress
When I find all the Pixie Stix.
I am from a past
That is vivid and 3-D.
I’m from a childhood
That has made me, me.
*I wrote this poem for one of my college papers. I hope you enjoyed it ( And I hope I got an A) *