A Poem: I Am From

The I am From… series of poems featured here are from Conference Day 2 of the Next Generation: Canadian Global Citizenship Project Conference at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School (Vancouver School Board) held on October 26, 2016. The poems were written by students as part of the Stories We Share: Ancestral Voices and Family Histories workshop. 

Written by: Kyle Maunahan – Grade 11, 16 Years Old.


I Am From…

I am from karaoke nights

and Manny Pacquiao fight nights

A place where everyone is loving

A place where all the kids were running

Birthday parties and candles blown

Limitless platters of lumpia and adobo

Born and raised in Vancouver BC;

however the only thing on our t.v. is TFC.

I love my Filipino heritage and culture

Munch up all the pandesal like a vulture

Tupper is my favourite place to be

My name is Kyle

That is me.