a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Where Are You From?

From countries forgotten
From hard working hands
From mountains and streams
From love of the land.

From "You can do anything"
From "There is a God"
From "Honesty is all"
From "Respect Mom and Dad"

From dreams and wishes
From hard work
From prayers
From unlimited blessings

I am from right here.

For dVerse~Poets Pub

19 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderfully affirming! Especially love "I am from right here."

Kate Mia said...

Yes.. with the allies of GOD.. country..
and family.. there is nowhere
from that gets better
than that..:)

Roslyn Ross said...

Of course. The only place from which we can be sourced.

rallentanda said...

Good for you !Straight talking... that is what I like.You sure you're not an Aussie !LOL

Delores said...

A lot of us came from those 'hard working hands'. I am so grateful to my ancestors for leaving their country of birth and starting up fresh in Canada.

Björn Rudberg said...

I am from right here adds a wonderful sense of continuity.. and the quotes make me still feel the child in you.

Sandra said...

i like all the places you are from, they are all on the inside and can be carried where every you go or if you stay right HERE

Gabriella said...

I like the tone of your poem, Gail, the emphasis on strong values and, as often in your poems, the love of the land.

TexWisGirl said...

very nice. i envy you - being rooted to where you grew up.

Karen S. said...

From the heart of the land she walks!

Mary said...

You have really put your heart into this poem! And I like your concentration on the present: "I am from right here."

Myrna R. said...

I love the pride in this and the ending is awsome. Delightful!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Indeed. And we are always right where we leave ourselves.

Sumana Roy said...

you've said everything so tenderly and strongly with a stellar end..

Tammy said...

i am from right here is a very grounded statement.


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Susan Anderson said...

Me, too.

(Love this one. Powerful!)

=)

Sandy said...

Very nicely written, you should be proud!

Lynne said...

Very nice . . .

lynn__ said...

A heritage of unlimited blessings reaps harvest of solid footing on the land...wonderful!

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