Where I am From

I am from fighting and late-night yelling

         from “sorry, I’m leaving” and “I still love you”

         from pain, sadness, and joy

         from hardship, trials, and triumph

         from hard work and perseverance

 I am from late nights and early mornings

         from busy schedules and high expectations

I am from dance studios

         from pain, sweat, and tears

         from blisters and bruises

         from yelling and encouragements

         from “only one more time, I promise”

         from “you can do it” and “I can’t believe I did it”

         from sore muscles and exhaustion

         from joy and a sense of accomplishment

I am from endless doctors’ appointments

         from just one more test

         from maybe this doctor can help

         from you will have this your whole life

         from pain and lack of understanding

         from “maybe today I will feel better”

         from “I’m sorry, you can’t do it” and “I will do it”

I am from hardship and pain

I am from never giving up and triumph

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