Poetry Friday: Third Installment of “I Come From” Poems

Thank you to Brenda Davis Harsham at Friendly Fairy Tales for hosting Poetry Friday this Friday.

This is the third of three Poetry Fridays featuring a second grade class and their “I Come From” poems inspired from the work of George Ella Lyon.

I Come From

I come from the ocean that waves

I wonder why teachers could spank*

I hear a mermaid whispering

I see the sun shining in my eyes

I want a troll, happy always

I come from the ocean that waves

I pretend I’m a ghost

I touch a mermaid’s scales at night

I worry to die from Chuckie

I cry from spiders

I come from the ocean that waves

I understand everything

I say I can even if I fail

I dream about mermaids

I try again when I fail

I hope I will live for a long time

I come from the ocean that waves

By Ava, 2nd grade

* when I asked her about this, her reply, “You know, back in the day.”

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I Come From

I come from the 1980’s

I wonder about beards

I hear kids screaming their heads off

I see kids

I want to be fast

I touch an apple

I cry for my papa

I come from the 1980’s

By Hunter, 2nd grade

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I Come From

I come from my Mom’s belly

I wonder when my Mom is coming back

I hear dogs barking a lot

I see my kitten

I want Fortnight games

I come from my Mom’s belly

I pretend to be a cat, meow

I worry about my brother

I cry about my brother being mean to me

I dream about being king

I try to teach my brother

I come from my Mom’s belly

By Hunter St, 2nd grade

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I Come From

I come from Utah where it’s hot

I wonder mermaids will disappear

I hear mermaids in my dream

I see my sister on her phone

I come from Utah where it’s hot

By Kenzie, 2nd grade

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I Come From

I come from California

I wonder if the world can be a better place

I hear people laughing

I see clouds

I want to get the Beyblade

I come from California

I pretend I’m a Marine

I touch my dog

I worry about bad guys

I cry when I get hurt.

I come from California

By Ben, 2nd grade

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6 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Third Installment of “I Come From” Poems

  1. Wonderful to read these, Jone, and quite surprising from 2nd graders. They write from their hearts, don’t they?

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