by Julzjewels, 10th
I'm from kiddy cartoons
From living young, and carefree in my own hometown
I am from a red brick house
And from a middle class background
From a kid with no worries because “I had it easy” to break things down
But I'm also from the tree in the back that was cut down
From the pretty flowers that have fallen
And from cracked, broken, detached door frames
I'm from large gatherings with deep family ties
From my creative and talented grandma, Gloria T.
And from my other amazing grandma, Betty W.
Yet I'm from the constant bickering
And thankfully the recovery of bigger feuds
From lessons of respect
And lessons of self-respect
I'm from a religion of secularity
And yet I'm from a spiritual background
I'm from Mom, Dad, and Anna Maria
From my birth mother, who gave me up so that I could live a better life
And which ultimately am forever grateful for
From the little boy who was once naïve
The broken family rebuilt
I am from these moments.