I don’t do back story (usually)

I’ve decided to take up a blogging challenge. It’s called the Blogtember and it’s hosted by the Story of my life blog. Since, I’ve never blogged this often (5 days a week), I may miss a few prompts, but nevertheless, one has to start somewhere. 🙂

Here’s today’s prompt:

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

Have any of you see the Disney movie Tangled? Remember Eugene’s dialogue? The one that goes “Oh, no, no, no, Blondie! I don’t do back story!”?

Well, that’s exactly what I feel like saying right now. It’s so difficult to narrow down all the things and all the situations in my life to a few that “make me what I am”. It takes a million moments to form up a life, a lifestyle and an attitude towards life. For the life of me, I can’t think of a chosen few.

Hence, this poetry, dedicated to my parents (I’ve started understanding the importance of clichés). They were the beginning of everything for me, and it is from them I’ve learnt the importance of diverging out and creating my own endings (or newer beginnings).

Where I come from

I come from rocks and rivers.

One metamorphoses

The other is ever-changing.


I come from fire and ice.

One glows proudly in your eye

The other soothes you gently.


I come from mountains and seas.

One is the pillar of strength

The other instils a sense of adventure.


I come from days and nights.

One looks at the jobs to be done

The other makes me pick up the pen.


I come from silences and sounds.

One teaches me the importance of few words

The other of connecting.


I am all about balance.

7 thoughts on “I don’t do back story (usually)

  1. This is a wonderful poem! Great spin on the prompt – wish I would’ve thought of that lol. I love the balancing act you displayed throughout the piece. Excellent!

    Kari @ lipstickstainsandcoffeecups.blogspot.com


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