I Was Raised-
I was raised in a small town,
Where everyone knows everyone
But are always apart
And whenever they see you they say, “look how much you’ve grown”
I was raised in the grass,
Where I first learned to ride a bike
To then fall many times on the rocks
And eventually, chip my tooth.
I was raised on the road,
Where I had races with my brother and cousins to see who was the fastest
And with basketball to see who could make the net the most.
I was raised on the beach,
Where I spent hours upon hours
Grilling hotdogs and hamburgers on our small grill
Which was always paired with chips and a kind of fruit.
I was raised with dogs and cats,
Where there was always hair on everything.
And my small dog was my best friend who’d follow me everywhere
I was raised with board games.
Where I would make bets on who would win
And whoever did would scream in excitement.
I was raised in the kitchen,
Where I would make desserts of all kinds all throughout the year.
Whether it be pies or cookies or who knows what else.
I was raised in the garage and shed,
Where I would help a variety of people to build things.
Sometimes it was fixing something and sometimes it would be from scratch.
I was raised next to the field,
In the house, I call fine.
I was raised next to the good and bad,
In the life, I call mine.