I am from Clarksville, Tennessee
Where the summers are hot
But the winters are not.
I am from Minglewood Elementary
Where I learned the word water
And had become someone’s step-daughter.
I am from Liberty Elementary
Where I obsessed over One Direction
And Obama somehow won the election.
I am from New Providence Middle
Where we all thought we were cool
But were not truly ready for high school.
I am from West Creek High
Where I began to learn who I was
And started to accept my flaws.
I am from Northwest High
Where I have lost many friendships
But the memories were endless.
I am from my successes
Where I began to float a little high
And let the memories swoop by.
I am from my mistakes
Where I broke someone’s heart
But have humbled myself and learned to do my part.
I am from myself,
Because no matter where you are from
You always have the opportunity to overcome.