All of My Pieces

English Literacy – round 3

               The theme for this round is the search for Identity. The first thing that we always did in class is to say positively affirmation because by saying positive affirmations you can change your thought process. Related to this theme, we also did something called the Where I’m from. I wrote a poem about myself inspired by George Ella Lyon.

              George Ella Lyon. George Ella Lyon comes from the mountains of Kentucky. She started writing poems on her own in third grade, plus she took piano and voice lessons and played flute in the junior band. She has published a lot of things, including picture books, poetry, juvenile novels, and articles. She wrote a very beautiful poem called “When I’m from”. This poem contains lots and lots of similes and metaphors that make the readers really enjoy reading it and all of the stanzas are really powerful and meaningful. In the second stanza that says “I’m from the know-it-all and the pass-it-ons, from Perk up! and Pipe down!” can conclude that she refers to the school and the “I’m from the know-it-all” could define her as a person who knows everything and nothing that she doesn’t know when she was in school. Moreover, the childhood memory about the dirt under the back porch at her house and tasted like beets, also defined who she is when she was young that she liked to taste everything. By reading her poem, it inspires me to write my own poem. Thank you my lovely teacher, Hannah who find me the sources of her poem, exercises that makes me a good poem writer, and choose this type of lesson to teach me.

“I Am From” Poem Template

Adapted by Levi Romero

Inspired by “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon


I am from a place with some beautiful pictures on the wall

From the organized mess of clothes piles,

the sheets that are flannel, the duvet that makes me high

An old mirror but shines like new

And a wooden comb that prevents my hair from drying out

I am from the place that tells the story of who I am and a collection of what I love, brought together under one roof.


I am from the Cambodia purple fruit

The faces of every ant and the red marks on my body

make me so itchy that I handed with no fruit


I’m from a place where life begins and love never ends

from my mother’s milk and my father’s shoulder

I’m from sharing, advising

and from the Ha Ha Ha together

I’m from the No judging others and yourself


I’m from the not good to say “Oh! My God” and good to say “You are Special in any way”

From the “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest”

I’m from  a child of God


I’m from a tranquil province, Tboung Kmum, and plenty of rubber plants

Brohok and fresh vegetables

From when my king didn’t have enough Money to marriage my Angel

And until my two specials got their Infinite Love


I’m from the inside of the shining clean glass

With me or miles apart, you are always on my mind, forever in my heart

FAMILY is not an important thing, but it is everything

Father And Mother, I Love You

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