Where I’m From

by Samitha Nemirajaiah

I’m from ice cream with caramel
and sprinkles on top.
I’m from the maple tree that is almost
as tall as the house.
I’m from the house
with closets full of books.
I’m from tennis,
playing for hundreds of hours.
I’m from the tree with pink flowers
that bloom in the spring.


Samitha Nemirajaiah is eleven years old and is in seventh grade. Her hobbies include reading and playing tennis. She was born in Houston and now lives in Katy, Texas with her mom, dad and brother. Her favorite subjects are math and science. She has a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo, enjoys eating cheesecake and ice cream, and her favorite book series is the Harry Potter series.