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BC: ladi Martin | PRODUCTIONS

FC: Monique's Portfolio

1: 2-11 Character Diary | 12-13 Poetry Pillow | 14-19 Poetry Portfolio | 20-21 SoundTrack


3: Dear Journal, As I lay here on this cold hard bed, I am thinking about my days as a slave. How could I just let somebody control me like this? I mean I’m not nobody’s puppet. I’m a man, a human being. Why can’t anybody see that? I don’t deserve to be treated like this. But that man across the room from me, he thinks it’s the best thing in the world. If he wants to be somebody’s puppet for a living then he can have it. But I’m on my way across that river and there’s nothing he could do or say to stop me. As all these thoughts run through my head, I realize that this would be the last time I would be seeing my father. But if this is what I have to do to be free then I’ll do it even if it costs me my family. Before I go on my way to Joe and Emma’s, I take one good last look of my father. So I can always have that memory in my head. Right before I close the quarters’ door I grab Winnie and tell her to come on before anybody notices what we’re doing.

4: DID | YOU | WHAt | I | DID?? | feel | touch | see | HEAR

5: On the walk to Emma and Joe’s house, I see whips lying on the path. And I can feel the pain of the whip being released knowing I wouldn’t have to worry about being whipped anymore. I also see ropes, now I don’t have to worry about getting hung. But all of the sudden these good thoughts come to an end when I begin to think of my father and what we would think if he knew I was doing this. What would he say? What would he do? How would he feel? Would he feel like I betrayed him? I mean my father has his opinion and I have mine. So I guess I have to let the past be the past and move on with my future. “Charles hurry up!” Winnie yelled. Just the sound of Winne’s voice knocked me out of my thoughts. BANG! BANG! Just then the door opens. And Joe is standing in the doorway

6: come | DREAMS | true.! | DREAMS | trUE.!

8: A secret? One that I have never told You may look at me and think you know me But do you really? If you open me up what would you find? Maybe I’m just another child that got left behind Hmm yeah so why was I left behind? That’s the secret See nobody has ever told So when you look at me do you see me, but wait who is ME? Who am I really? If you open me up what would you find? Well what would you find? A secret Yes the one I never told Really I was the one behind Don’t judge me because in reality YOU DON’T KNOW ME

10: EVEN | FIRE | couldnt | STOP | THEM

11: “See Emma I told you they would come.” Joe proved as he opened the quarters door. “Sorry I waited until I heard Sampson snoring real loud,” Joe explained. Two minutes later there’s a noise coming from outside. All I can do is hope that nobody found out what we we’re doing. I wonder who it might be. The door swings open and in the doo way stands Sampson. “Where do you think you’re going?” asked Sampson, “What are you doing here?” replied Charles. “I’m trying to help you not make the same mistake I did and failed at.” “If there’s any mistake. Then the mistake must be stay here in this hell hole when I have the chance to be gone. I’m a grown man now and I deserve to make my own decisions whether you agree with them or not.”

12: LIVE | Laugh | LOVE


15: Dear My Little Soldier, | LITTLE SOLDIER | SUNRISE: JANUARY 12 | SUNSET: MARCH 23

16: I miss you so much. I wish there was a way I could make you come back. I wish I could tell you why it happened so fast. Me and your momma miss you so much. I just wish I could explain to you. We’re so sorry. It was just so scary that we didn’t even realize that you were gone and that I believed you were all right. We thought you would be okay. But at the last minute we realized you weren’t okay. Your mother cries about you every night. Our hearts break just by the thought of you. I am so sorry, so sorry, my child I don’t know why God called you to heaven so early. I only know that I find myself tormented on my knees praying to God to please be real. Because if there isn’t a God and if there is no hope of ever being with you again | Dear My Little Soldier,

17: Then what else to do I have to look forward to. So I walk through life hoping that I would see again. And tell you how much I really care about you. I just wish you could forgive your Momma. The only thing that gets me through each day is the hope of being reunited with you. But No I just want to tell you that I do love you with all my heart And I never wanted you to go like that. We were just in such a rush. We didn’t want to get caught. We didn’t want you to grow up being called somebody’s slave. We wanted you to have a better life then we did. So I forced your momma to come escape with me. I’m just sooo sorry. And I miss you. Always remember that you’ll always be in my heart. I miss your cries. I miss everything about you. Even the last time I got to hold you. You looked me in my eyes and smiled. And I never thought in a million years that, that would be the last time. But you’ll always be daddy’s little soldier.

20: Rihanna: | Fading | Away | I'm cold and broken It's over, I didn't want to see it come to this I wonder if I will ever see your face again And I know that I will find a way to shed the skin It's simple, I know that I will suffer in the end Fast I fade away, it's almost over, hold on Slow, I suffocate, I'm cold and broken alone It's hopeless, the end will come and wash it all away Forsaken, I live for those I lost along the way | And I can't remember how it all began to play I suffer, I live to fight and die another day Fast I fade away, it's almost over, hold on Slow, I suffocate, I'm cold and broken alone Fast I fade away, it's almost over, hold on Slow, I suffocate, I'm cold and broken alone I'm cold and Broken

21: Junice won’t be able to see her mom for 25 years. I don’t think she ever planned the day when she wouldn’t be able to see her mother again. For example “I wonder if I ever see your face again” She doesn’t know how to feel. Only thing that she knows is she’s lonely and cold. But the only thing that’s keep her all together is that fact that she has her sister. She lives to fight for her and nobody else. Because in the end it’s all gonna be just fine.

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