from two loving parents and three sisters,
from cotton, corn, rice and soybeans.
I am from summers in the backyard,
from watermelons, popcorn and peaches,
from swimming pools and sweet tea.
I am from Pillow Academy and Mississippi State,
from the Junction, and Davis Wade,
from Dudy Noble and the Cotton District,
from the Chi O house and the Sigma Chi house.
I am from friends,
from high school friends and college friends,
from Camp friends all over the country.
I am from movies and music,
from the Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid and Titanic,
from Hanson and the Spice Girls.
I am from Midling and Bumpkin,
from Holly, Dolly, Tootsie, and so many others.
I am from gummy bears and Skittles,
from Sour Patch Kids and Lifesavers,
from chocolate chip cookies and brownies.
I am from... loving where I am from.