Where I'm From
By Natalie Wright
I'm from small town America- woods and farms and barbeques, two
lane highways and no lane rivers, a land of no subways, no buses,
I'm from a childhood climbing trees, jumping into rivers, playing
with Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, He-man and
Sheera. Playing Robin Hood and Huck Fin, playing soccer with the
boys (so what if I'm a girl?)
I'm from Osh-Kosh and B-gosh, the Jetsons, ponytails and scrunchies,
New Kids on the Block, and all those other embarrassing 80's moments.
I'm from the Boxcar Children, Amelia Bedelia, the Hardy Boys,
Encyclopedia Brown, Nate the Great, The Babysitters Club
I'm from mucic- the piano, the harmonica, the clarinet. Baritone,
trumpet, guitar. I sing with the Beatles, Billy Joel, Bonnie Raitt,
Crosby Stills and Nash.
I'm from Get Smart, Cheers, M*A*S*H, Taxi, Saturday Night Live,
Singin" in the Rain, Duck Soup and Animal Crackers, Much
Ado about Nothing.
I'm from Just Say No, if all your other friends jumped off a
building, it's time for the Muppet Show with our very special
guest star, and why can't you be more like your sister?
I'm from a family of comedians and freaks, teachers and antique
dealers, Lithuanians Scotts and Welsh, Seaford DE and Pottsville
I'm from jeans and flip-flops, surfboards and skateboards, CCD
and Pre-K, family and friends, fog delays and snow days.
I'm from the land of the free and the home of the not-so-brave.
From happy and sad, love and hate, life and death pen and paper.