“I Am From”
I am from many nights spent on the pitch,
with blood holes and sweat galore, drenched upon its drips.
I am from running the town busting late night missions.
Annually becoming those summer night traditions.
I am from fairy tales and childhood adventures,
to explorers and daydreamers, imagination quenchers.
I am from many performances on a big bright stage,
In front of a sea of eyes with various age.
I am from lying in the grass star gazing,
Too many dreams growing and blazing.
I am from long summer trips with many little toes,
To the sunny sands and waves of the great west coast.
I am from many families, to which I call my own,
Many years spent together, shared blood and bones.
I am from ice skating in the winter and bike rides in the summer.
From soccer games and football games, Friday nights spent at Hummer.
I am from the heart beat of Topeka, guitar picks and piano keys.
To lots of cheese, sweat teas, refried beans, and summer breeze.
I am from working out my body, my soul, and my spirit.
From building courage and growing with endurance.
I am from overcoming challenges with an iron fist.
From races with the sun, skin of summer kissed.
I am from a strong women and a kind hearted man.
From loud cheers and holding signs, always my number one fan.
I am from years of long haired look-alike sisters.
To brothers making me stronger through
Bruises, head locks, and blisters.
I am from a long line of strivers, dreamers, and believers.
From break through leaders and achievers.
I am from the struggles of the travelers and explorers.
From great hardship and horrors.
I am from band nerds and team dinners.
From coming home with a heart of a winner.
I am from where I am with no shame.
Always carrying on the traditions, love, heart, and family name.