Valerie Martinez
“There’s No Place Like Home”

ER Taylor Elementary, San Francisco
BACR After School Program
Published April 8, 2016 on | Produced by Kevin Vance

There’s No Place Like Home
By Valerie Martinez

Home is where I was born and raised
Home is where my heart lives
Home made me
The city by the bay, Where we can say “Heyy’
My Magical land, come on and join my band
This is my home
The coldest summer
The warmest fall
The grooviest fog will make you feel like a frog
Beware don’t fall on the log because there’s a hairy dog 
Chilly nights will make you shiver, burrrrr!
Rain or shine that city is mine
People from all over the world make San Francisco 
We are a melting pot and together make one
From Central and South America to the Islands and Ice Land
This city is so pretty, not so itty bitty
Food is so good 
With one bite you will feel delight
Sure to be excited would soon want to be reunited
From raw sushi to bravos cheesy pizza
Indian curry to Salvadorian pupusas
Anything your stomach wants, my city has it
From La Mission to Bayview
From Ocean Beach to Golden Gate 
From Squeaky cable cars to fisherman wharf
This is my city come my way by the bay
Hooray! They say
I love you, my beloved city, San Francisco

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