I thought you might like to read this wonderful poem that was written by Faith Mulugeta age 9 . Congratulations to the winner and finalists of the WITS Poetry Contest in the “Origins” category! We had many wonderful submissions from WITS students of all ages. 11th grader Maga Barzallo Sockemtickem won the contest with her poem “Where I’m From”. Maga will read her poem to the audience at the Julie Otsuka lecture at Benaroya Hall this evening (Jan 31st, 2013). Moneka LaFrombois, Faith Mulugeta, Ruby Strickland and Angie Flores were finalists. You can read the winning and finalist poems below Maga read last night as the opening act for Julie Otsuka’s lecture through the Literary Arts Series. All five poets had their poems on display in the lobby, and you can read them on the WITS blog: http://salwits.wordpress.com/
BF Day Elementary 4th Grade
Where I’m From I am from coffee, raw meat and spicy bread.
From tropical weather and gelati and candy.
I am from soccer and running.
From church and celebrating Easter one week late.
I am from swimming, love of laundry detergent and yummy shoes.
I am from the army, Miranda, Coca Cola.
I am from curly hair and braids.
This is where I’m from.
Thanks to Yabushet for sharing this with us.
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