Where I’m fromPublished 8:15am Friday, January 25, 2013
by Will Tawney
I am from peanut, corn, cotton fields.
I am from hot, dusty summer days
with the cool feeling of
I am from Strickland’s
And the taste of Golden-Cheese and SunDrop.
I am from Ti-Ti, Papa,
Granny and Pop.
I am from the royal blue and white of
I am from 7-Eleven
I am from Bob White and Covey Circle.
I am from Rescue Heroes, Power Rangers and dinosaurs.
I am from reindeer food and the
sweet sappy smell of Grayson and Emma’s.
I am from the land I call home,
the 757 where I used to roam.
WILL TAWNEY wrote the poem for an eighth-grade pre-advance placement English class at Glenvar Middle School in Salem. He is a former Franklin resident and the son of Janice and William Tawney. Janice Tawney was born and raised in Courtland. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org