Anyway, Kate had her writing folder sitting on her nightstand and given she has allowed me to read exactly zero writing assignments this year, I flipped through it. As a general rule, she does not enjoy reading or writing but this poem charmed me and I asked if I could share it here. She conceded.
Where I'm From
by Kate Baughman
I am from cats and dogs
from makeup and footballs.
I'm from the crazy house on the hill
that is like a circus.
I am from the trampoline in the backyard to
the flower baskets on the front porch.
I'm from big family dinners and laughing,
from Mom and Dad.
I am from flexibility and flips
and sleeping in.
I'm from once upon a time and happily ever after,
from learning ABC's
I am from big Thanksgiving dinners and from
Homemade Mac N Cheese and ice cream.
I'm from crazy stories of my sisters
I am from trampolines and concussions,
from gymnastics and dance.
I'm from lots and lots of food
and a big family.
I am from Ohio.