This poem strikes home for me because the theme and the imagery automatically make me think of my hometown. Like the narrator in the poem, my hometown has molded me into the person I am today. I will take what I have learned from my hometown and apply it to all I do in the future. I hope this poem speaks to you as it has to me.
By Elisha M. Yarmouth
Where I grew up
Where I learned right from wrong
Where I learned that fire does not just burn houses but hearts as well
Where I learned how to mow the lawn
How to ride a bike
How to say goodbye to ones I loved
Where I learned that my grandfather is my biggest example of love
Where I became a country girl at heart
Where I went from a little girl to a woman
Where I will have to leave someday
But no matter where I go this will always be my hometown.