My birth place, culture, traditions and more
I am from water, and sand, and air that blends together as one.
I am from the land of Asian civilization.
I am from a grand location of the birth of many tastes and spices.
I am from India’s westernmost state.
I am from a place where justice was put into motion late.
I am from where the drivers maintain a high pace,
as to how horns and traffic erupt into the quietest places.
I am from the place where coconuts loosely hang on the trees as they start a race,
and drop down hitting the sand beneath as this is what it use to be.
I am from a place where people learn to ace the subjects mathematics and sciences.
I am from a place where education is very most valued in the form of a degree.
I am from a family of three.
I am from a place where there is the amazing Taj Mahal.
I am one of them who have certain goals.
I am from the patrollers who enroll themselves to their Lord.
I am from the ones who start off fresh and make the attempt to dust off their board.
I am from the students who write their verses with ink,
and paper that consistently adjusts to rethink the plot.
I am from rich and poor.
I am from the door that opens out into the world.
I am from the ones who go out there and earn tokens.
I am from the ones who have spoken their slogan.
I am from the ones who have visited the woven carded misty mountains which are guarded with the world’s tourists.
I have traveled the ocean to reach this golden exhibited area known as Fort McMurray.
I have walked over the graveled ground to reach this olden pitch black area.
I have succeeded on my scrutiny as to what our destination is no matter how many possessions we have missed.
I am from the brisk sand, and water, and air, and one day I will be dissolved into this dwelling known as the ground I use to walk on.
I am from the dirt beneath me as I will unite with this material once again.
… and this is where I am from and my journey back to it.
By Alisha Rajpura