"I Am From"
I am from seed. I am from womb. I am from the ashes, dust, and moon.
I am from immigrants and the American dream. from a military man who expected everything clean.
I am from the hopes of a child. The dreams of her youth. The promise of forever, praying it was the truth.
I am from sadness, I am from stress; That does not mean, I am less.
I am from Trauma, I am from poor; I am from hiding behind the door.
I am from strong women, and week angry men. But this is now and that was then.
Today my life is much more fun. Full of family, my wife, and sons.
I am from a life that I can now call my own. A family, a home, in a world way outside my own.
I am from my tenacity and inability to quit. Don’t worry, I can take a hit.
I am from my laughter, kindness, and a big heart above all. Where everyone is welcome, come one come all.
My trauma my pain, it always remains; But there have been so many more gains.