I Am From Poem


This template form is intended to help you get started writing an “I Am From” poem. Not to be confused with the “I Am” poem, this poem is more about your memories and upbringing. This poem is personal and should reflect specific details and feelings about your life and memories. After you finish and press the “Create It” button, feel free to add or delete lines where you see fit. Think of this form as a tool for brainstorming.

This poem template is inspired by George Ella Lyon’s “Where I’m From” poem.

Your Name

I am from (a specific item from your childhood home)

from (two products or objects from your past)

I am from (a phrase describing your childhood home)

and (more description of your childhood home)

I am from (a plant, tree or natural object from your past)

whose (personify that natural object)

I am from (two objects from your past)

from (two family names or ancestors)

and from (two family traits or tendencies)

from (another family trait, habit or tendency)

I am from (a religious memory or family tradition)

from (two foods from your family history)

from (a specific event in the life of an ancestor)

and from (another detail from the life of an ancestor)

(a memory or object you had as a child)

I am from the moments…

(continue this thought or repeat a line or idea from earlier in the poem)

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