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.
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.