Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I Am From... Tara edition!

Okay, Kelsea inspired me... here is my try at the "I Am From" poem...

I Am From

by Tara Denson Sloan

I am from southern cooking and gospel sings

From a collaboration between a confederate and a yankee with a hint of Cherokee

From fiddler crabs and pine needle switches

I am from sleeping under wooden church pews, family altars and running barefoot

I am from deep roots and sturdy wings

I am from a family of six, the oldest of four

I am a product of grace, the proof of salvation, and testimony of destiny in Christ

From strong women and the men who love and rally for them

From fearlessness and strong faith

I am from Yes Ma’am, Yes Sir, please and thank you

I am from drive, passion and determination

From hard work, equality for women, and liberty for all

I am mother of five, wife to one, natural daughter of two, sister to three, spiritual daughter of four,

Friend, leader, and mentor to many

3 comments:

Pastor Lisa said...

The poems are beautiful! I'm going to try my hand at this!

redheadrev said...

Another great poem! They are beautiful!

Diane said...

by the way, I first heard of this idea from a book called Writing to Save the World. By Mary Pipher. great "I am from"