Where I'm From

by Noah Baer
(Glenview, Illinois, USA)

Where I’m From
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(Where I’m From - In Binary)

I’m from the people around me.
I’m from trees and creeks.
I’m from technology,
Binary and Codes.
I’m from Nerf guns,
Scattered darts sitting on the floor.
I’m from ‘Good Jobs’ and ‘Cool Drawings’.
I’m from music I can’t even understand.
Rhythm and Beats.
I’m from Chess, Monopoly,and Checkers.
I’m from warnings,
‘Make sure it’s not too loud’.
I’m from bread, meats, and delicious desserts.
I’m from laughs, giggling and rolling.
I’m from things I make up.
Imagination rules.
I’m from abbreviations, LOL and OTL.
I’m from teamwork,
Let’s head in together.
And I’m from my friends and enemies.
The taunts and compliments.
Forced fists and games of tag,
Acting tough and being nice.
Punches and pats form the clay,
Of who I am.

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Jan 03, 2012
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A teacher's dream
by: Ms. Sheridan

Hi Noah,

It is so cool that you posted your poem from class online (with your parents' permission, of course). I'm happy that your poem has a larger audience than just our class and our school. Receiving comments and feedback from others is an important part of the writing process. Good for you for taking this step and publishing your work. This is what I want all my students to experience.

By the way, your last two lines of the poem are my favorite. They are so powerful.

Dec 21, 2011
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my cuzin is a poet!?!?!
by: maya b

good 4 u! we gotta compare work sometime cuz u rock! show this 2 shai, i know he will luv it!

Dec 16, 2011
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You're a poet and we didn't know it
by: Anonymous

Hi Noah! It is Bari, Marlene, Lee, Dena, Annie, and Zach (Jared is here in spirit but currently asleep). We are all sitting here in Spain enjoying your poetry. We are so very impressed with you and hope you continue to be inspired. Thanks to Debby for sharing

Dec 16, 2011
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How From Around too!
by: Anonymous

I did not know you had such poetry in you - that's epic!!!

Dec 15, 2011
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Excellent
by: Larry

Noah,

What an incredible, insightful and beautifully written poem. I'm not at all surprised by your talent as I have always known that you are articulate and possess verbal abilities far beyond your years. Can't wait for the next installment.

Dec 15, 2011
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Thanks for the Fans!
by: Noah

Thanks so much for all, the love. I am the legit creator. I MIGHT make more.

Dec 15, 2011
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So mature and insightful
by: Ted

Noah, very proud to see how you have matured as displayed in this poem. It tells us so much about you and how you think.
Undebar !!!

Dec 15, 2011
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what talent!
by: sherry

Loved the poem, can't wait to see more!

Dec 15, 2011
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Tres cool!
by: Kathleen

Very cool poem, Noah! I love how you incorporated technology with creative insight into your life. I look forward to seeing your name in print (old-fashioned).

Dec 15, 2011
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Love your poem!
by: Anonymous

This is a wonderful, insightful, beautifully written poem! Got more?

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