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I Come From
I come from rolling hills of emerald grass that swiftly changes into golden waves of an ocean
With spaced out comfy homes wrapped in the weeping widowed willows and palmetto bugs
Where my home is located on the one and only Main Street of a town lost in the past
We are not a community of low cut shirts and sagging pants.
We are modest, determined, old souled, and depleting like so many others
We are Corrupted by an enemy that lives a meager 30 minutes from us
I come from the worn building on the end of the street topped with a steeple
But when you open the doors where are all the young people
We whisper ancient hymns, scriptures and prayers
It is where we bow are heads and pray throughout Sunday on creaky wooden kneelers
Then we take the body of our one true salvation hoping that it will save us from damnation
I come from a hardworking ma, a disappearing dad and a cultural kaleidoscope
My grandparents were my second parents, and my stepdad my real dad.
A place where we say mahal kita n
PetalsThe grass tickled between her toes as her father toiled away with the roses by the letterbox. She watched his fingers weave between the thorns to pat the soil around each bush, humming to some John Lennon song she couldn't put a name to. Despite the sun just tipping the horizon, she saw sweat prickling his brow and his eyes squinting against the light. The fine lines on his face were suddenly accentuated by shadow, and for a moment, she swelled with wonder.
'Maria, come here,' he said, waving her over. 'You're not going to learn anything sitting all the way over there.'
Excitement sparked her limbs into motion, and she crawled over to sit next to him, careful to tuck her skirt beneath her thighs to avoid the dirt.
He picked up a pair of clippers from beside him. 'Now, you need to snipe back these diseased parts here and there from the base of the plant. It helps it grow better.'
Snipping off two pieces of wood with ease, he deposited them in Maria's outstretched hand. Their rough textu
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