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I'm from (place of birth and family ancestry) (2 food items that represent your family) From the (specific family story about a specific person and detail) The (another detail of another family member) (location of family pictures, momento's, archives and several more lines indicating their worth)


The “Where I’m From” Poem To introduce myself to new readers, I thought I would re-post an exercise I did from a previous blog with a couple of small updates. The poem below is an idea that I saw on a friend’s blog .


I saved the poem, as well as the poem guide because I loved the exercise so much. In case you’re ever interested in doing it with a group or even your family (frankly can’t imagine my girls ...


If you want to write a beautifully therapeutic and personal poem, then the "Where I'm From" poem is perfect. You'll create a piece of writing that represents specific moments in your life that contribute to who you are today.


I'll give you the template here. You can search on "where I’m from" and find many others who have taken the time to do this valuable exercise. More often than not, one person having completed it, will encourage all their brothers and sisters to complete the poem template for their parents and each other. Glad you stopped by.


“Where I’m From” Poem Assignment. Professional Poet’s Exemplar. Where I’m From by George Ella Lyon. This poem is copyrighted and available for viewing here.. Student Exemplars

www.sausd.us/cms/lib/CA01000471/Centricity/Domain/3043/I Am From Poem.pdf

(description of family tendency) (another one) ... (line explaining the importance of family items) Original Poem: Where I'm From By George Ella Lyon I am from clothespins, ... Model Poem: Where I'm From By Ms. Vaca I am from bookshelves, from vinegar and green detergent.


A family tendency relates to the presence of a disease or condition in the parents or grandparents of an individual. This statistically increases a person's likelihood of being affected by the same condition.


The assignment begins with a poem by George Ella Lyons called "Where I'm From," which was featured in the United States of Poetry video series a decade or so ago; as she says in a lovely piece on her website (with audio) it's travelled a long way since then, especially as a writing prompt.


This poem touched me I've been battling depression for year most days I feel like I want to die because it feels too hard to carry on. The only reason I haven't killed myself is because I reach out to my friend who brings be back from the brink of killing myself everytime.