Sunday, April 28, 2013

NaPoWriMo

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
afternoons,
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.

7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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