"Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyons
My version of George Ella Lyons poem. This is one of my favorite writing exercises and one I encourage all to try. This is where I'm from:
I am from my writing
from tears and love.
I am from never fitting in
from pretending to be okay.
I am from self doubt
from perfectionism picking at my brain.
I am from great at listening
from feeling unheard.
I am from nature
from green trees and staring up at the night sky.
I am from music and film
from easily attached to fictional characters.
I am from daydreams in my head
from the comfort of my bed.
I am from pink blush and red lips
from brown eyes and poor vision.
I am from telling jokes
from noticing the little things.
I am from summer days
from sunsets and chocolate cake.
I am from self-growth
from excited for change.
I am from enjoying my own company
from taking better care of myself.
I am from dreams to make the world a better place
from spreading love and never losing sight of what is important.
I am present.
I am me.