Welcome to my blog! My name is Casey Fletcher.
I wrote the following poem for a descriptive writing exercise, inspired by “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon. These words embody the memories and emotions of a childhood, shaping who I am today.
I am from kitchen pots, Band-Aids and Cheerios
I am from the mantle-piece, held high, steadfast
I am from our backyard birch tree, the fresh cut grass, muddy feet, and pinecone people
I am from red pajamas, quiet moments, Nana’s stern look, and Laurie’s admiration
I am from work hard, work it out, kiss it better
From you can be anything and stand up straight
I am from imagination and strength, no limitations
I’m from the arrow-makers, Scottish kilts, bread and butter
From the twins born in a tent, the doctor’s son, the rebellious and the courageous
I am from the trunk hidden in the basement and the photographs on a far-away fridge, frayed, but not forgotten