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just another Where I'm From

by Liminality

I am from white male writers:

from Gaiman, Orwell, King.

I am from clockwork oranges and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

I’m from “Don’t be like that”,

from pro patria mori.

I am from a way with words

that I questioned,

The Old Lie.


I am from waiting for the jingling of keys,

from Tupperwares of empty coffee packets,

then from tired games of chess and Monkey on the mattress.

I am from timetables for times tables,

from structured workaholism.

I am from pdfs and Excel spreadsheets

highlighted for my



I am from no New Year visitors,

from late hours shared by three

I am from bruise-ringed eyes and the desktop glare at night.

I am from pretending to be lost,

from empty seats on awards day.

I am from “Just be happy” and “No expectations”,

as if two voices

could usurp the world.


I am from outside the gate of every church and temple,

from choking on sandalwood,

I am from slammed doors on missionaries and crumpled invitations.

I am from a trash-strewn beach,

from failed searching for a god.

I am from noisy funerals and headlines

that I red-inked

with teardrops.

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Bellarke wrote a review...

Hi, I am B, and I am gonna review this, because I see that it has none!!

I liked how you made the different places different paragraphs, It was very unique!!!

What I liked:

"I am from “Just be happy” and “No expectations”,

as if two voices

could usurp the world."

This shows that you are stuck between two things, and you are getting confused...And that there are two different things going on inside your head....

Some things that I notices:

Most of the lines have punctuation at the end, but I see a few that dont have them, Like...

"from late hours shared by three"

"I am from pdfs and Excel spreadsheets"

"highlighted for my"


I loved this poem, it was wonderful!! You were so unique!!!

Keep writing,

Liminality says...

Thanks for the review!

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela