S: Poetry Portfolio
FC: Poetry Portfolio | Brandon Tuttle
1: Table of Contents I. Language Arts II. GSMST III. My Mother's Kitchen IV. Self Respect V . Study of Study
2: Language Arts | Language Arts, we read, write, and spell Language Arts, is as fun as heck Language Arts, we read “Lord of the Flies” Language Arts, we hate to say good-byes Language Arts, we have lots of books Language Arts, we get good looks Language Arts, fun and games Language Arts, we learn lots of names Language Arts, we read scary stories Language Arts, the stories are also gory Language Arts, there is little time Language Arts, we learn how to rhyme Language Arts, Beowulf has died Language Arts, he hasn’t cried Language Arts, I’ve got a nice teacher Language Arts, Grendel was a creature Language Arts, we write a lot of stuff Language Arts, it’s like marshmallow fluff
3: GSMST | GSMST we need it GSMST, friends GSMST you have teachers GSMST is great GSMST is even better than high school GSMST, new experiences everyday GSMST is just GSMST GSMST who does not love it GSMST is fun GSMST, preps GSMST, classes GSMST, math, science, computer classes GSMST is great, love it GSMST just GSMST we need GSMST
4: My Mother's Kitchen | Walking into my mother’s kitchen, She sees a great big mess. Wondering, what has happened, She makes a logical guess. The oven is dirty, There is green stuff all about. She sees it in the cooker, Is that a purple trout? Then she looks at the sink, Oh what a disaster. Because she had a nose, She better get the master. The mom came strolling in, She said “What the” And then she got banned to the den.
5: Self Respect | Self respect is ours, and ours alone. But, when weakened, it can, easily, be undone. Self respect is a quality we should all cherish. It should be nurtured and made to flourish. Self respect is one of life's basic, human needs. It's what drives us and helps us to succeed. Self respect inspires us to achieve our goals. It gives us strength and feeds our very souls. Self respect is a chief factor in a successful life. It strengthens us when faced with pain and strife. Self respect sharpens our judgement. It builds our confidence and is, often, apparent. Self respect can, often, inspire the same in others. It's the reason we may all, have our druthers. Self respect can, sometimes, be misunderstood. It should reflect, in us, all that is good. Self respect should always be admired. For, it is a trait, not easily aquired.
6: Study of Study | I study hard, I study long, I study upside down, I study till my eyelids droop, I study with a frown. I burn dry all my midnight oil, then study in my sleep, I study till my head is full but don’t feel very deep. I don’t feel very deep because this knowledge is so crushing Like a billion pebbles dumped upon a brook that has stopped gushing. It’s a mound of rubble, dry as dust, a hefty useless dam And somewhere underneath it is the person that I am. And the funny thing is now’s the time when study isn’t me, I have this overwhelming urge to bin my books and flee. I don’t know where I want to go or what I want to do, Except to take a break from school and run amok with you. | : Grahame Lockey
7: The sun is out, the sky is blue, loud little children play And that is sort of really what I want to do today. Everything is interesting that’s not in this week’s test And as it’s all forbidden me I want it with such zest. Suddenly, I’m clever because I’ve got one thing wrong. I don’t mean nine marks out of ten, I mean I spent too long At my desk forgetting what just yesterday I read, When I should have been out dancing with the universe instead.