A few months ago I read the poem by George Ella Lyon titled "Where I'm From" and then found that it had been used as inspiration for a writing exercise. There was a template presented here that gave a starting point and I couldn't resist the challenge to try my hand at it too.
"Where I'm From"
Family is a strange phenomenon - I was amazed at the little memories that popped up and also the struggle with trying to find the words to say it succinctly. I'd love to read other people's versions of this poem so if you end up trying your hand at an ode to your childhood, please tag me in so I can see how you tackled it.