Where I’m from…

7th grade Poetry

I am from incense sticks,

From red envelopes and dragons.

I am from the delicious candy

Painted into beautiful animals

(Slightly see through orange,

It tastes like sweet rock candy).

I am from the bamboos,

The water lilies

Whose gorgeous petals I strive to be

I’m from tanghulu and red lanterns,

Fried rice and dumplings

I’m from the lovely delicious treats

From the loud cheers and happy laughs

I’m from the beautiful festivals.

I am from the moments that make me, me.

The hardships that carve my life.

The friends who are the source of my happiness.

The social media that defines my insecurities,

And the music that relieves my stress.