Uta Hagen--

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre."

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Am From

We had to write an "I Am From" poem in English (I messed up and didn't write mine on a character from To Kill A Mockingbird, but instead wrote one on myself - I wrote one on Scout after realizing this).  I thought I'd post it here to share with you all to end this beautiful week.

I am from a super-sized family.
From Easters spent at Granny's.
From a Harley ride with my Biker Dude.

I am from the best country on earth,
From brave men that have fought and died for Her.
From an undying Faith that He will provide.

I am from countless memories,
From laughing until we cried,
From crying until we had to laugh.

I am from my Mamaw's dumplings,
From cousins eating them right off my plate.
From my Papaw's pecan pie for dessert.

I am from lazy days spent reading,
From free time spent writing,
From dreaming of making my family proud.

I am from the mother I never knew,
From the family I'll always love,
From the place I know I'll always belong.

Write your own "I Am From" poem and post it below in the comments!!

Happy weekend. :)

P.S. In acknowledgement of Congress' rediculous idea to cut military pay in half, to them I say - who exactly do you want defending you and your freedom to be an idiot - soldiers who believe their job is important (because it is) or angry soldiers who hate the people who pay them because they are RISKING THEIR LIVES and are only getting paid half of what they were getting paid?  Honestly, how is this even a good idea?  Military men and women aren't paid enough already as it is and to dock their pay...seriously, there aren't words to describe how stupid that is!! I could use some very foul language right now toward you, Congress, but honestly, I'm not going to waste my time or energy. I'll just say this: My family has fought for this country for as long as I can remember.  My closest cousin GAVE HIS LIFE for this country.  BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT.  THEY DON'T DESERVE THIS.  TAKE AWAY YOUR PAY BEFORE YOU TAKE AWAY THEIRS.  YOU'RE THE ONES THAT GOT US INTO THIS MESS - YOU SUFFER THE COINCEQUENCES UNTIL YOU CAN FIX IT!  GOT IT????

*end rant*


NIKKI said...

omg hanna ur amaze me more and more every day.I know ur mom would be so proud of you, and u do make your family proud i know im not family but u are like a lil sis to me and im glad i can say that you are so creative I'm interested to see what the future holds for you.

Love You,

Hanna said...

Aww thanks, Nikki. You're like family to me too. :)

Love you too,

Kristin said...

Beautiful! :o)

I am a horrible poet so I cannot even attempt my own, lol.

Rhonda said...

I can add nothing more than what Nikki said...you know how I feel about our writing and as always it is absolutely wonderful...I see your Moms beautiful smile when you smile and tonight I see her smiling at this poem

Hanna said...

@Rhonda - Thank you :) I don't know if you ever read this, but this is a link to a poem I wrote for Mommy marking ten years since she died. http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1606628-Ten-Long-Years

I actually just updated this post with a rant about how idiotic and totally completely stupid congress is.


Rhonda said...

OK I liked the rant.I thouht it was really good and really accurate. NOw the Ten years POEMwell...made me cry...I know it will be joyous to see her and I know you twowill learneverything you need to know about eachother...Love you