Where I am From

I am from Portland, Oregon

from the city as beautiful as roses in full bloom.

I am from my baby blanket as purple as a plum

from the warmth of the sun on nice summer day.

I am from my mom the Negrito’s

from the Pacific islands of the Philippines and Guam.

I am from my dad the Dellinger’s

from the capital cities of “the District” and Tokyo.

I am from my dad’s service to our country in Afghanistan

from the sad nights on Guam where I cried myself to sleep.

I am from happiness of my family being reunited

from the feeling of be whole again.

I am from taking professional photos with our camera

from dancing to Hannah Montanna’s songs.

I am from making funny noises making my baby sister laugh

from taking care of my baby otter.

I am from practicing dance all week

from singing in the shower for an hour.

I am from cooking millions of meals everyday

from laughing my head off watching youtube videos.

I am from the most loving family in the world

from having the most caring friends.

I am from walking the cutest pet I know

from making arts and crafts with my sister.

That is where I’m from, where are you from?

4 Comments on Where I am From

  1. mariyak25
    February 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Leilani,
    I highly admire your “Where I’m From” poem! Just by reading this poem I learned a whole lot about you and your family. I look forward to seeing more blog posts from you! It would mean a lot to me if you stopped by and left a comment on my latest blog post.


  2. mrsrombachreads
    April 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm (7 years ago)


    Where are all of your Five Minute Friday writings? Please check over your drafts in your dashboard and post these. I’m sure you have plenty to share. Don’t forget your Favorites post for this week, too.

    Mrs. Rombach

  3. Piper
    April 22, 2015 at 1:21 am (7 years ago)

    I really love this! And I love your blog. It would be awesome if you could check out mine! http://j2ah15.edublogs.org


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