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Where I’m From - A personal story

I am from a calabash,
from marbles and cotton wrappers.
I am from the rainy plains.
I am from the guava tree,
the palm oil plantation.
I am from the tales by moonlight and singing choruses,
from Theresa and Mark.
From “clumsy” and “don’t go out”.
I am from Lagos with Delta origins,
Gari and fish pepper soup.
From Faith and generosity.
From poverty and gender equality.
I am from the waterside,
from never giving up,
from laughter and good humour.

Comments

Emily Garcia's picture

Such a lovely poem

Dear Osai,

Thank you so much for sharing this poem with us! It's beautiful and evocative. I especially love the lines, "I am from the rainy plains / I am from the guava tree, / the palm oil plantation. / I am from the tales by moonlight and singing choruses". And the laughter and good humor you mention in your last line I can see in your great smile and bright eyes! Thank you again for sharing.

Warm regards,
Emily

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Osai's picture

Thanks for the inspiration

Dear Emily,

I had fun writing it. Thanks for the inspiration.
I hope it's not too late to make the resource list.

Best wishes,
osai

Twitter: @livingtruely

Emily Garcia's picture

=)

It's not too late. So glad you had fun!

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Rachael Maddock-Hughes's picture

Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing! Gorgeous words!

Rachael

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