Where I’m From Poems- 7th Grade

What is home and what’s it mean to you? How have you been shaped by the place or many places that you’re from? This week Foster Park 7th graders had a chance to talk about this in their poems. They focused on using the five senses as a way to generate ideas for their pieces and painted a picture with words.


Arieana B. 

7th Grade

I Come From 


I come from hot days

From lots of trees and animals

I’m from the smell of food in the morning

From curly hair and candy 

My friends would go to the park with me till dark 

I come from going to beaches in Florida every summer

From taking the bus with kids to school 


I’m From

Eummani G. 

7th Grade

I come from bunk beds

And sharing a room with my sister

I come from PBS Kids and 

ramen noodles for dinner

I come from walking to places

even in the middle of winter

I come from taking the train and Lord knows

It was a pain 



Jaeda W. 

7th Grade


I come from Paulina 

where we dance

at Juke parties to Herbo 

Sammy- Fendi- Chief Keef

And listen to Mouf and

Faneto. Where me and my 

cousins be, the park, 

we have to be home by 



I Come From 

Ra’Drell J. 

7th Grade


I come from Foster Park 

from the uniform and

level O in the hallways

of my school with a panther

as a mascot


From the nasty food

To the no phone in class

and the try hard

and the want to be’s

and doing all the sports you want to. 



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.