Sunday, April 28, 2013


We get Sundays off from the A-Z Challenge, but not so for NaPoWriMo. Regina writes today's poem that was inspired by George Ella Lyon.

Where I Am From

I’m from mesquite bushes and
Cicada shells put
under Grandpa’s hat.

I am from caliche soil
that doesn’t let water
soak in,
pecans picked,
piled high
in paper bags.

I am from a double-wide
trailer in
tornado’s way.
And burning sun that
rattlesnakes hid from.

I am from cowboy hat and
three-piece suit,
from Carol and Juan.

I’m from bible-reciting- holy-rollers and
oil-anointing artists.

I’m from horse trough swimming
sweet tea and tortillas made from masa.

From the eyesight Mother lost in
her right eye on her honeymoon.

Under my bed was
a pile of handmade toys.
A silent congregation awaiting
my goodnight prayers.

I am from those moments in
the dark when light seeped in.


  1. This is lovely, a good way to get to know you.

    1. It's one of my favorite prompts and so fun to write.

  2. I'll be sorry when you two get to Z.

    1. I will too! It has been a fun moth and I've gotten so much work done :)