I wrote this post a year or so ago after 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 me a starting point and I couldn't resist the challenge to try my hand at it too.
It's Australia Day on January 26th and I thought the poem I wrote reflected life in Australia and what it was like growing up in the sunburnt country Down Under.
"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.
When I first wrote this, a few other bloggers said they saw a lot of similarities in their childhoods - even though they lived on the other side of the world. I guess our big, wide world isn't all that big after all.