Where I am From

My roots are deep, the Cherokee blood flows through my veins
They walked through the trail of tears
African blood flows strong
Now I am here
I was born with Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday,
Moved to the place where my mother grew up: Dexter St., Detroit
There I grew and survived, family and friend by my side
My mother wanted to move to a better place
So we went to Philly
We moved for the good schools and good educational opportunities
I was born in New Orleans
Raised in Detroit
Now I am here

NyAshia loves to read and spend time with her cat, Yo-Yo. She goes to Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences. She is in fifth grade.