I’m From…

I’m from the warm Mediterranean Sea,

And the smell of fresh pines in the mountain.


I’m from lavender fields and vineyards,

And the ochre colored house.


I’m from bahebak, je t’aime,

I love you, te quiero and ti amo.


I’m from islands and continents,

From north to south and east to west.


I’m from all these places that hold my heart,

And from a home that’s rooted in love.


This post is inspired by a beautiful poem written by 10th grader and TCK Adelaide, shared by Marilyn at Communicating Across Boundaries. “The Language Arts teacher wanted them to write a poem introducing themselves to her and to the class. It was a simple assignment. Five short stanzas. Two lines each. Begin each stanza with, “I’m from…” (Click to see the entire post and read Adelaide’s touching poem about growing up between worlds)

If you liked Adelaide’s poem and my poem, here’s another one for you, courtesy of Tayo Rockson, who was also inspired by Marilyn’s post!

Feeling inspired? Please feel free to share your own I’m From poem in the comments, or if you write one on your own blog, I would love to link to it here!


10 thoughts on “I’m From…

    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn! You’re absolutely right – it is a great way to learn more about the unique experiences that differentiate us, even while we share certain common TCK traits. I also loved many of the poems people shared in the comments on your post – it’s beautiful and amazing how a few short lines can hold so much heart and soul.

      We should play more games like this; I love it! 🙂


  1. This is amazing! And what a small world, I saw you mentioned Tayo Rockson above! I’ve also gotten to know him over the TCK internet community! I would like to let you know that I just love this site!! I also have a TCK site. I write the story of a girl, Michelle, very much like myself, who has to find out who she is and what she wants to do after graduating college. If you would like, give it a look. I really hope you like it.
    Apart from that, I am dying to send you a poem to published here. I have a writing instagram account at http://www.instagram.com/of_poets_and_heartbreakers and a poetry corner on my site, http://poetsandheartbreakers.com/poetry-corner/, but I will write one specifically for your blog!


    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! It is indeed a small world and Tayo has been doing a great job at connecting with TCKS around the world! That’s awesome that you have a writing instagram account and your writing site – I completely understand your love of writing 🙂 Once you post your poem on your blog, I will happily share the link here or you can also share it directly in the comments too. Looking forward to reading more! Thanks again for taking the time to read and leaving such a kind comment – I really appreciate it! 🙂


    1. You’re very welcome – those autumn photos you put up are beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to read and comment – I really appreciate it!


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