Where I'm From

Where I’m From

Carrie Cross

 I am from green grass, from Arm & Hammer

and the AMX.

I am from the Midwest, the Deep South and

the Great North.

I am from the wind in my hair, sun on my face, the piney woods,

endless rides on magical steeds and magnolias.


I am from Gramma’s cookie jar and flaring tempers

and Carol and Chip.

From Do as I say, not as I do and Get up and try


I am from going where the wind blows you and

Not having roots like trees.


I am from reading, watching, listening and

Learning as I go.

From everything’s ok, nothings wrong, don’t cry or

I’ll give you something to cry about.

From the deep, scary voice of Grampa Cross and the kind

no-nonsense words of Gramma.


I am from the far reaching branches of

family trees so spread out they don’t

know each other.

I am from picture books and photo albums, long ago lost,

but the memories are still alive in my mind…


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