Sunday, November 11, 2007

WHERE I'M FROM

La La invited me to do this activity, and I'm really glad I did. Try it, you'll like it, hey Mikey!

WHERE I’M FROM

I am from whiskey and teachers, from scarred knees and willow trees.
I am from juniper, St. Thomas, milkshakes and Dunkin' Donuts.

I am from marriage and children, step-families and pearls.
I am from Eastwood and Reed, Uncle Sam and dogs named Kitty.

I am from hearing aids, chest walls, emphysema and jail.
I am from murder and babies, lies and omissions.

I am from college and masters and teaching the poor.
I am from flunking and passing, Bonzai plants and country fairs.

I am from Prineville and poverty, sororities and Ivy League.
I am from valleys and Catholics, Buddhists and BLTs.

I am from cages and braces, smoke and keys.
I am from acronyms, diagnoses, knowing and ignorance.

I am from homos and heteros, does and don'ts.
I am from intelligence to wisdom, from right to left.

5 comments:

kario said...

This is so great, Carrie! I love knowing where you're from.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Wow Carrie. Beautiful.

Eileen said...

I liked yours a lot. This was a lot of fun to do, despite my initial hesitation. It sure brought back memories! I am so happy La La suggested it and I hope more people participate in her challenge.
XOXO

La La said...

YAY! I love it. Thanks for writing it. Love you.

Deb said...

Powerful and leaves me wanting to know more! I'm off to accept the challenge.