FC: aADRIAN BACKUS 2-19-2010 0 PERIOD GLENN A COLLECTION OF TALES THAT ARE TOO AWESOME FOR PROSE
1: Atlanta: The city where nothing makes sense The Bible Belt The Confederacy The Home of Rap The Dirty South This is where I’m from I’m from a world at war I’m from a city that’s like a teenager With no plan and a personality that can change with the bumbling breeze of the south. A city that likes Rock, Rap, Metal, and Jeff Foxworthy This is where I’m from I’m from the suburbs The middle ground Where the water tower says everyone is someone But culture says that nobody is anyone This is where I’m from. I’m from a church that loves everyone A city that hates everyone A country that only cares about itself And a world that only sees problems. ThisiswhereIamfrom.
2: table of Contents Pg1 Where I'm from. Pg 4 Mother to Son Pg 6 My mothers kitchen pg 8 Language Arts Limerick Pg 10 Stopping by woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost Pg 11 The Red Wheel Barrow by William Carlos Williams Pg 12 Ode To GSMST
4: Mother To Son Son , I got something to tell you Life isn’t easy You’re gonna have to work hard in life Son, I got something to tell you Life is tricky You’re gonna have to be aware of everything around you. | By Adrian Backus
5: Son, I got something to tell you Life isn’t for the dumb You need to get your education Son, I got something to tell you Life isn’t cheap You need to get a good job Son, I got something to tell you Life isn’t fun You cant always be playing around
6: My Mother's Kitchen By: Adrian Backus Theres something dead in the oven She can smell it and its dead The smell she exclaims Is quite interesting The smell is a mixture; Of many smells Smells that are boring alone But together like nothing she has smelt before | In the kitchen
7: She's afraid to retrieve the dead item She doesn't know how long its been in the oven. She doesn't know what to do with it. She doesn't know what her husband will do with it. My aunt walks into the kitchen She picks up a green rag She retrieves the animal She wraps it to hide the smell. My uncle comes home He is surprised My aunt shows him the animal He goes to bed with a full stomach, completely happy because of his turkey dinner.
9: We learn all about punctuation And our knowledge helps us function People who drink rum, Think it dumb But they have a malfunction The teacher shows us about adverbs So we can describe our description of the Serbs They describe the word weird Instead of describing a beard Know your adverbs so you can describe how milk curds We read these things called books And dumb people give us dirty looks It’s alright I’m not uptight Because I can read the tales of medieval cooks | There is a class called language arts Where children use grammar parts They read and write What a sight To watch the children when class starts How great it is to know to write So that life will not cause blight It Is wonderful It’s fantastical When life is like a joyful flight | Language Arts
10: Stopping By Woods On Snowy Evening By: Robert Frosts Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. | He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
11: The Red WheelBarrow By:William Carlos Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.
12: You are their home You are their safe haven You are their sanctuary You are their kingdom You are their protector You keep them You grow them You encourage them You nourish their mind You enhance them | You are what drives them You are what keeps them going You are what pushes them to their limits You are what makes them want to be better You are what makes them stronger You are what makes makes them rise to challenges You are what causes them pain You are what makes them feel like its worth it You are what inspires them You are what causes them to succeed | You are great For the mighty and elite The wise and intelligent The reasoners and the thinkers The lovers and huggers The workers and the committed The mindful and the resilient The people who have been cast out The people who have no other place You are their home
13: You give them the work to do You give them the knowledge to learn You give them the tools they need You give them things no one else has You give them so much They have to do it They have to learn it They have to use the tools They have to use those things They have to accept those things | You are a school no one is alone at You are a school everyone grows at You are a school everyone's friends at You are a school that teaches so much You are a school that shapes people so much You are a school that builds so much character You are a school where work is done You are a school where tools are used You are a school where the elite come You are GSMST