FC: My favorite poems | A Anthology of poems By: Eric Blankenship
2: The Rose That Grew From Concrete By: Tupac Shakar Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature's law is wrong it learned to walk with out having feet. Funny it seems, but by keeping it's dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
3: I picked this poem because it talks about a man who no one believes in yet he still becomes something. it shows that determination can give you anything. Tupac grew up and had nothing but he worked hard as a rap artist and poet and is still world famous even tho he is dead. I don't have much of a personal connection other than the poem speaks to me and i like it a lot. | http://www.rockabilia.com/product.php?productid=85759&cat=2274&page=3
4: Brother By: Eric Blankenship When I watch you Running like your about to die Chasing the ball Or When I watch you Sitting on the couch Holding the PlayStation controller And sucking it up at Every game you play I say When I watch you With the smell of your apartment And boots on With the pearl snap shirt I stand up Through you college red neck life I stand up
5: The reason I chose this poem is because I wrote it. The reason I wrote it about my brother is because my brother is a role model to me. The poem speaks about his current life style and his past life style how he went from high school basketball player to redneck college student. | Photo by: Eric Blankenship
6: Chant By: Tommie Spivey Smoke Choke Riverside Dope Greens Funk Pump in the trunk Girl, boys Beer & Liquor Cigarettes Hotels Weeds & strippers Fat girls Little girls Girls with whiskers Fine girls Pretty girls Girls with cute sisters Pimps, ballers Players & G’s Just another day In the D
7: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/ | The reason I picked this picture was because I believe the poem takes place in the hood and this is a picture of the hood. The reason I chose this poem is because it can relate to a lot of teens these days about peer pressure. I believe the poem is talking about how kids are falling into the bad everyday habits of the older people not only in the hood but in the rest of the world too. My personal connection to this poem is im a high school student and as a high school student you have peer pressure all the time over what the right thing is to do and what everyone else is doing.
8: 10 little monkeys got a fine One couldn’t pay then there were nine 9 little monkeys ate a plate One fell over then there were eight 8 little monkey wanting to go to heaven One was dead so there were seven 7 little monkeys playing with some hicks One was bit then there were six 6 little monkey put a car into drive Then they wrecked and there were five 5 little monkeys playing with a core One hit his head then there were four 4 little monkeys climbing a tree One fell off then there were three 3 little monkeys messing with a shoe One cut him self then there were two 2 little monkey eating a bun One got sick then there were one 1 little monkey playing with a nun Fell of a cliff then there were none | Parody poem By: Eric Blankenship
9: http://www.agaboobie.net/files/monkeys/ | The reason I chose this poem is because I wrote it a long time ago and i needed to add a little change in style to my book. The picture chosen is a monkey because the poem involves monkeys. I have no clue why I wrote this poem but I did and im glad I did so i could put it in my poem book. The only personal connection I have to this poem is that I wrote it.
10: If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost. For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are. You’ve got to think high to rise. You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win the prize. Life’s battles don’t always go To the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can. | The Victor By: C.W. Longenecker
11: http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/Usain%20Bolt | The reason I chose this poem is because it shows that you can do whatever you put your mind to. Like in the picture it shows Usain Bolt winning a race and breaking a world record, if he didn't have his mind set on saying that he wanted to do that then he wouldn't have. The personal connection between this poem and me is that as a athlete you always have to set you goals for the season high like in my case my goal for the basketball season was to win state, it didn't happen but we still had a great season. If the whole team and I wouldn't have set our goals as high as they could be we wouldn't have had nearly as good as a season.
12: About he author The author/editor of this book is named Eric Blankenship. He is currently a sophomore at Stillwater High School in Mrs. Dawsons second hour english class. Eric has never really been big on poetry or writing papers or anything you would normally do in a english class but he has started to enjoy his english class a little more this year because of his awesome teacher. Eric was born in Boulder, Colorado and moved to Oklahoma when he was in second grade. Eric has always been into sports not only playing them but also watching them, he is currently a member of the Stillwater Pioneer basketball team. Eric will graduate high school in 2013 and then hopefully move on to major in business administrative at the University of Florida in Gainsville, Florida. | Photo by: Curtis Blankenship
13: Franco, Betsy. “You Hear Me?” Chant. Tommie Spivey. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candle wick, 2000. 39. Print. Shakar, Tupac. “The Rose That Grew From Concrete.” The Rose That Grew From Concrete. New York: Pocket Books and MTV Books, 1999. 3. Print. Longenecker, C.W. . "http://www.wow4u.com/poems/index.html." The Victor. 1999. 1. web.