“I am From… “

by willowmarie


“Where are you from?” We get asked that all the time….


“I am from…”

I am from a place I never imagined existed.

Even when my mother told me, I wasn’t sure.

She said, “ you were our first,

when you were conceived, your father and I were in love.”

And in time, I believed her.


Before the decades that followed the end of that love,

Before the chaos and anger its loss created,

There must have been – a breath- an embrace- a moment…

I am from there.

(image by Denis Hallinan)


5 Comments to ““I am From… “”

  1. Oh I do love this! So powerful. Its beautiful 🙂

  2. Lovely poem, i put the read more in 😦

  3. WOWZA–truly this is “poets’ gold” day! Your poem has me pondering now–I suspect I have a version of it, maybe I’ll work it out and bring it back here. Captivating poem, indeed.

If you enjoyed the poem. please leave a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: