I found is poem at Dr. Pepper is Good for the Soul. This is the original Poem Where I am from. I found it inspiring  to write my own and here is an example of the lay out. Try writing your own. It took me longer than I expected it to, but it was fun.




I am from  ____ (specific ordinary item), from _______ (product name) and _______.
2. I am from the _______ (home description… adjective, adjective, sensory detail).
3. I am from the _______ (plant, flower, natural item), the _______ (plant, flower, natural detail).
4. I am from _______ (family tradition) and _______ (family trait), from _______ (name of family member) and _______ (another family name) and _______ (family name).
5. I am from the _______ (description of family tendency) and _______ (another one).
6. From _______ (something you were told as a child) and _______ (another).
7. I am from _______ (representation of religion, or lack of it).
Further description
8. I am from _______ (place of birth and family ancestry), _______ (two food items representing your family).
9. From the _______ (specific family story about a specific person and detail), the _______ (another detail, and the _______ (another detail about another family member).
10. I am from _______ (location of family pictures, mementos, archives and several more lines indicating their worth).


Where I am from


I am from  sandboxes, tire  swings, and baskets full of dress up clothes. I am from Cabbage Patch Kids, Barbie dolls, and Glow Worms.

I am from the Lone Star State, bluebonnets and cotton fields. I am from trailer parks and apartment buildings and barely getting by.

I am from carnations, the smell of freshly cut grass, and the clean smell after it rains.

I am from American beer, watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, and the family gathering around the Christmas tree.

I am from movies on the couch, board games, and shopping trips with Mom. I am from happy memories and  close family ties.

I am from Kathy, Jackie, Jack, and Maryann. I am from people who never quit, they found God and their lives where never the same. I am from homemade Christmas candy, a love to read, and respect of others.

I am from a Southern Baptist Church in a little town that no one has heard of.

I am from tales of bar fights, plumbers, hard lives, and snobby people who cared too much about what people will think and too little of their daughter’s well being.

I am from chicken and dumplings, salmon patties, and fried taters.

I am from people who taught me God is first, then your family is second and without those two things you will have nothing worth while.

I am from loving like you have never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, forgiveness is never optional, and tomorrow is never guaranteed.




  1. Red

    this is AWESOME.
    wonderful wonderful wonderful !
    i loved how you said ‘fried taters’

  2. breyedlady0603

    Thank You!!! I l love fried taters!!!

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