Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Keepers: Who Will Be The Keeper of Stories for The Young Brothers

Deonte wrote and read a delightful story about the missing tooth, the tooth that goes poof. We all laughed together. Triston wrote about being in the dark, "a universal fear," he mentioned. There were short stories about Super heroes and Super Dreams. Although many of you felt challenged writing for young children, each of you made us excited with your first three-page teaser. I am looking forward to the rest. I am sure your Brother Authors are eagerly anticipating your unfinished, finished stories.

It was great listening to you read children's stories this morning. I am having the time of my life. You are awesome, Brother Authors.

From Keepers, by Jeri Hanel Watts & Felicia Marshall

"But a good storyteller can make you care with how she weaves the tale...Them words are for the next Keeper."

"Keeper?" Kenyon asked.

"Yes, Keeper. Of stories and legends.

Post your children's stories here. Be creative and teach us something. We enjoy laughing and becoming smarter.

Until next time,

Brother Author, Dr. T.


Anonymous Anthony Ponder said...

My children’s story



Author: Anthony Ponder



Title: “Jacob… The Individual”



Young Boy go play.

Young boy go pray.

Stay in school graduate one day.


Dare to be different.

Don’t be what they say.

If loving you is wrong, then loving you is ok.


“Those are the words my mom told me Jacob,” said Jacob’s mother as she

tucked him in for bed. “Mommy, I really miss grandma,” said Jacob as he

laid there in the bed gazing into the dark brown eyes of his mother.” She

simply replied, “I do too son, and I know she is proud of me for carrying out

her wishes.” “I graduated, I dared to be different, and I pray for my family

and friends every night.”


“Mommy I want be like you when I…”No!” she stopped him before he

could finish his sentence. “Son that is the whole purpose behind me giving

you this long lecture.” “My mother dared me to be different and I took the

challenge, and I found myself.” “So, what you need to do is, dare to be

different.” “Step out and be like you.” Young Jacob laid there so overcome

with fatigue as it got closer and closer to his bed time. He tried to listen to

his mother lecture him on what seemed to him like nothing at all. “Go to

sleep young son, maybe when you wake up you’ll want to be like Jacob, the

individual.”


The next day Jacob woke up with a sense of urgency, because he felt as if he

had to find out exactly who he is. Jacob woke up yawning, “uhHHH!!!” he

began to walked up to the mirror in his bathroom, still wiping the cold out of

his eyes. He stood there for a while looking in the mirror making Manly

groans “Ahhhh…..gRRR!!!!!.......I AM the Man were the words that kept

coming out of his mouth.” Then his mom walked in and said “Boy what is

wrong with you!!! You up in here, acting all crazy.”


“ But mom I’m tryna be an individual.” “NOoooooo….You tryna get on my

Dog oN my nerVES!!” “Sorry,” Jacob said to his mother as he continued to

stare at himself in the mirror with the most pitiful face.


Then his mother walked up to him and began to talk to him in the most

comforting tone. “Son, look in the mirror and tell me what you see.” “I see

me” said Jacob “Exactly, You see Jacob, Not some man who grr’s, or make

pitiful sounds in the mirror.” “Son, you are a wonderful kid and you have a

lot of years ahead of you to decide who you want to be.” “So just be

comfortable in your own skin, and enjoy being a child.” “The day will cam

when you can call yourself Jacob…….The Individual.”

July 17, 2008 1:03 PM
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Anonymous slayton g. said...

Dumb word
By Slayton Goodman
July 15, 2008


Marvin was playing in his back yard with his friend
Danny. Danny was his best friend, they loved to play super hero team. Marvin and Danny pretended to fly and pretended to be super strong.
They fought invisible bad guys all day long.
Once they were playing and Marvin heard Danny say “take that you dumb bad guy.” Marvin was baffled, because he had never heard the word dumb before.

Marvin figured if Danny said it must be okay for him to say it. He used the word all the time. He never found out what the word meant

He liked the way the word sound and said it all the time. He walked down the street when he heard a barking dog he was startled he turned around and said “you dumb dog.”

Marvin was walking down the street and fell on a rock. He got up and dusted of shirt and said “dumb rock.”

When Marvin went to school the next day and his teacher gave a pop quiz. Marvin was not prepared for it.

He got an f on his quiz and “mumbled dumb teacher with her dumb quiz.”

His teacher said “what did you say.”

Not knowing it was a bad word he repeated himself
“I said dumb teacher with the dumb quiz”

His teacher’s face went red with rage she yelled “go to the principal office.”

He left the room wondering why he got in trouble.
The principal called his mom and explained to his mom what happened.

His mom came to the school and asked where he heard the word. He told her Danny said it when they were playing. He asked what the word meant she said “Dumb is an insult meaning the opposite of smart.”

Marvin told his friend what his mother said and with a belt to his back side he learned his lesson.

July 17, 2008 1:05 PM
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Anonymous Jonathan Holmes said...

Super Hero Dreams

“Nap time,” momma said to Jordan.
“But Mom I wanna finish watching superman.”
His mother gave him a look showing that she meant business and he quickly got up.
“Ok.”
Jordan got up ran upstairs to his room, but was sure he was not going to sleep.
“I know,” he said to himself, “I’ll stay up here and play my own games. Then when nap time is over, I’ll go down stairs and watch more cartoons.” He thought it was the best idea he ever came up with.



He grabbed his cape and toys. He thought to himself, “I’ll pretend to be a super boy”. He jumped on his bed, stood up and pretended to fly jumped to touch the sky. He grabbed his toys and pretended they could fly too.

Jordan picked up his little dragon toy, but it slipped out his hand. If the toy hit the floor his mom would be mad. The dragon hit the floor, but suddenly it started to grow. The dragon’s neck shot through the roof, eyes turned red, and let out a loud RRRRROARRR.



Jordan was amazed but also afraid, not of the dragon, but what his mom would do. Jordan gave himself some courage and some confidence to. The dragon was shooting fire everywhere.
Jordan thought, “What do I do?”
He thought of all the ways to put out fires.
“I’m a superhero,” Jordan thought, “So I can do whatever I want.”
First, Jordan figured he’s going to have to put the fire out.
“So I’ll be a firefighter,” he said.
His cape transformed into a coat, fireman’s hat, and a water hose appeared in his hand. He turned on the water hose and put the fire out. The dragon began to shrink and it turned into a toy again.
“Whew, that was close,” Jordan said.

After the fireman’s uniform turned back into the cape, another one his toys, the evil Dr. Hydro grew and began to shoot water everywhere.
“Oh no,” Jordan cried. “Mom is definitely going to know I’m not asleep now.”
Suddenly, he noticed one of his favorite toys fell from his dresser into the water. It was his Captain Amazing who had also grew into a life size form.
“Help Help,” Captain Amazing cried. “I can’t swim!”
Jordan didn’t want Captain Amazing to drown. What would he do?

He gathered himself again and remembered that he, Jordan, could swim. He thought again wondered what to transform into. Jordan snapped his fingers and said “I know exactly what to do.” His pants turned into swim trunks, his cape disappeared, and a round orange life saver formed in his hand.
“I’m a lifeguard,” Jordan loudly exclaimed.


SPLOOSH. He dived in, treading through the water. Jordan began his breast stroke the way his swim instructor showed him. SPLISH SPLASH. His feet were kicking rapidly. Jordan quickly made it to Captain Amazing.
“Hold on to the life saver,” said Jordan. Captain Amazing immediately obeyed.

They made it to safety, and the evil, Dr. Hydro, began to shrink to normal size along with Captain Amazing. The water drained away and Jordan’s room was back to normal. Jordan heard his mom walking up the stairs.
“Oh no,” Jordon said, “I have to get in bed.”
He dashed to his bed very quickly and tried be light on his feet. He jumped into his bed and climbed under his cover. He felt his mom touch him gently. He opened his eyes and yawned.
“You look like you slept well,” Jordan mom said.
Jordan looked puzzled, “You didn’t hear all that noise?”
“If by noise, you mean snoring, then yes,” Momma said jokingly.
“So I was really asleep?”
“Mhmm,” Momma replied.
Jordan was so excited. He couldn’t wait for nap time the next day so he could have more SUPERHERO DREAMS.

July 17, 2008 1:09 PM
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Anonymous Deonte said...

Missing Teeth
By Deonte Jones

My name is James. I can wiggle a front tooth and don’t know why.
Sometimes it gets boring and I sigh.

When I kept wiggling, my mom said stop.
When I didn’t listen, I got popped.

I asked why I could wiggle my tooth.
My mom said because it is loose.





What will happen to my tooth?
It is going to go poof.

Why is my tooth,
Going to go poof?

The tooth fairy will fly through your window,
And she will get your tooth from under your pillow.

I don’t want her to take my tooth.
How come she just cant go poof.

You should let her take it sonny,
Afterwards, she will give you money.

Well, I can’t say no to money.
I’ll think about it over some bread and honey.




This bread and honey is very good.
You should make some more, you really should.

Mom, mom, my mouth feels funny.
Where the tooth is feels kind of gummy.

NOOOOOOOOOO! My tooth fell out.
It just dropped right out my mouth.



The tooth fairy will come take my tooth.
I don’t want it to go poof.

Mom, mom, help me please.
I’m begging you. I’m on my knees.

Tell the fairy to go away,
to come again another day.

Tell her to get a different tooth.
I don’t want mine to go poof.





Wait, Wait, I do want money.
Then maybe you can go buy more honey.

That would be great, it sure would.
It might go well, it should, it should.

Now I can’t wait for the fairy to come.
Now I don’t think that she is dumb.

I can’t wait to loose another tooth,
So the tooth fairy can make it go poof.

July 17, 2008 1:09 PM
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Anonymous TRISTON HARTLRY said...

The Dark



My name is Justin.
I’m afraid to sleep with the lights off.
I think a monster will jump out and take me away.
I hate night time. The darkness swallows everything.
I think it will swallow me too.
I sleep with the lights on.
Because the light pushes the darkness away.
I was happy sleeping with the lights on.
But my dad wasn’t.
He planed a camping trip just for the two of us
But when we got there he told me why we were really there
He said that every one is scared of something in there life.
But they have to face those fears to.
Because if you don’t it will follow you until adult hood.
So too night we will sleep outside
So you can see what night time really is.
I didn’t want to but I had to.
But when night finally came
I was amazed.
The stars lit up the sky.
Then I thought night is more peaceful than light
So from that day on I slept with the light off because I wasn’t
Afraid of
THE DARK.

July 17, 2008 1:17 PM
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Anonymous Dance in the Sun - Kendrick Washington said...

Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Dance HI or LOW
Because you're in control...
Come one, come all
We're going to dance in the sun!!Come one, come all
We're going to dance in the sun!!Do a dance while you're laughing...
Do a dance while you're eating...
Do a dance when you walk...
Make a rhythm when you talk...
Do what you do...
Get in the groove...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
The inspiration to get up and move...
Can come from no one..
Only you...
So get up, and tell everyone..
Come as you are...
Come on, come on...
Twist it, turn it..
Turn all around...
Shake your right foot, move your left
foot,
Put it back on the ground...
Do what you do...
Get in the groove...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Do what you do...
Get in the groove...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...

July 17, 2008 1:22 PM
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Anonymous anthony griggs said...

Sidewalk
Written by Anthony Griggs




Brandon Kelly was normal. Just like every one else. He had clothes, money and was really smart some said. But it was not his looks that made him stand out it was the number of friends he had

Brandon had two friends his mother and his father. He didn’t think they really counted.
They taught him every thing he knew, in fact they were his teachers .When he was done at home he would go to the schoolyard and sit and wait for normal kids he thought to get out of school.

On the corner of Polk Street where the school was there was a bus stop and a bench. When Brandon went to the corner he would sit on the sidewalk hoping to get some sympathy from students passing by.

Seeing a vanilla skinned boy with nearly new gym shoes on no one even said hi to the boy. Sitting on the sidewalk Brandon figured if he had tried harder to get people to notice him he would be ok. If he could get kids to even make fun of him, but no one even did that so he went home.

The next day, Brandon walked down Polk Street the busy street smelling the gas smoke from the afternoon rush. Waiting, Brandon had planned it all out he was going to get into a fight. RRIIIIINNNNNGG!!! The bell went off. Nervously Brandon walks in to the schoolyard. Eyes gaze at him looking as if he wasn’t supposed to be there. Brandon bumps into a couple of people but they don’t get angry. Once again Brandon fails to get any attention so with his head hung low he went home.

Two days later Brandon goes to the schoolyard and tries even harder he lies and says he’s kin to Brandon Carter.

Brandon Carter was cool at school every seemed to like him. So when Brandon Kelly said they were family people knew he was trying to sike them. Tired of this one Brandon goes to the sidewalk again thinking of another plan, Then Brandon looks up and hears a voice of a man.

I seen you from a distance almost every day at this place so tell me little boy, what seems to be the reason for the frown on your face.” Brandon says “I know what it is they don’t like me because of my race “
“No little boy that’s not the reason, You can’t rush friends they come in season, you don’t have friends and you may not know what to do but they can’t be your friend, if you’re not your friend too.

Brandon thought about many things that the man had said. He felt he shouldn’t chase his friends he should let them come instead. Brandon didn’t go to the sidewalk for a while because he thought he should give it some time but one day in his room after class he came up with this rhyme...






YOUR BEST FRIEND

When you are alone,
Sad and blue,
Needing someone to be a friend to you,
Don’t even worry, don’t shed a tear,
You might not believe me but your best friend is near,
Look in a mirror and you will never be alone because your best is the reflection shown



One day out of nowhere, Brandon decides to go to the sidewalk, This time he sit on the bench then a girl slides up beside him and gives him a little pinch. She says “I haven’t seen you in a while where have you been?” Brandon says “I’ve been away meeting my new best friend.”

July 17, 2008 1:23 PM
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Anonymous Armand M said...

Ricki’s Advice



“Hello, my name is Jamaal Smith. My project is about the negativity and urge to go to violence in black communities…” I started to finish saying what my project was going to be about and then my teacher cuts me off. He says that I need to stop being so racist. He says white people have problems in there lives as well. I think that out of all 6 of the black kids in his class he enjoys picking on me the most.

The periods over and I have 5 minutes to get my next class which was conveniently located right next to my locker. My boy Myles comes up behind me and scares the shit out of me. I was ready to box him if he didn’t say his name. “What’s up man? You’re really tense this morning. Don’t tell me you let Mr. Conway rile you up again,” I nodded my head, “Man; you are gon stop letting folks get heated. Learn to look at the bright side. Conway didn’t let you read your paper so now he has to spend this weekend reading all 15 pages. C’mon be happy its Friday everybody is supposed to be happy on Friday.” RRRRIIIINNNNGGGG!!! The bell rings and everybody dashes to there classrooms. My illiterate friend runs to his class knowing that he’s late. I decide to skip 4th period and see my cousin Ricki. She always knows what to do when I have problems.

I think my cousin is a little touched at times. She can be making perfect since and start yelling about how she didn’t cook her chicken all the way through. I love her though. She is always there when I need to talk to somebody. Even if she thinks she’s a psychic because she tells me what I’m going to do or say before I did it. I open the school doors as I get ready to make a run for it and I see her. Ricki is standing literally right in front of the door. “I told I’m psychic. Now let’s go before school security gets here and I have to spend 20 minutes filling out an early dismissal form for you DUMB SQUIRREL GET AWAY FROM MY CAR!” I told you she was touched.

We get in the car and sit in silence. Another thing about Ricki she never pressures you into talking each though she can tell something is wrong. The 30 min car ride was spent in quiet. We pull up to her house and she locks the door. “We spent this ride in silence. So when I enter that house I want you talking to me like yo teeth are automatic click clackers or you’ll get a lump the size of your foot in your head.” That’s my cousin for ya. So we get in the house and I explain my problems, my views, and my opinion on things. She kept silent until I was finish.

I was preparing for devils advocate but I didn’t get that. When I thought she was going to talk she just slurped her milk from her cake bowl as she was finishing her cereal. “Listen J, not everybody is going to be cool wicha in life. That’s what you need to accept. Now we can go through life hating them for it or we can do something about it. The way I see it you have two options. You either show up to the teach and explain why your always writing about our race or you could get high everyday and just let it roll off you. Me personally, I would go with option #1. But if you do pick two let me know.”

“Why so you can smoke it with me?” I say jokingly.

“No so I can rip your lips off, put them in Mac and cheese, and then feed them to you. Now come up stairs so when can make us some burgers and fries. After that we can Play Mortal Kombat. I just learned a new fatality for scorpion that’s to DIE for,” she answered. That’s how we solve things here. We talk, eat, and then play.








Females


Oh my god, I did not think it would be possible for anything to be more boring than earth science but history has proved me wrong. Learning all the names of all these people who would have lasted 5 minutes in our world seems pointless to me. Sure they changed the world and tried to make it a better place. We walk own the street and somebody that we don’t like and shoot ‘em or kill little nine year girls for come out there house at night.

Myles is sending me a text from Ms. Fox’s class. You have no idea how fine she is. Caramel skin, hazel eyes, long black hair, juicy lips and the perfect body. She is every boy in this schools fantasy woman.

July 24, 2008 12:29 PM
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Anonymous Deonte said...

Missing Teeth
By Deonte Jones

My name is James. I can wiggle a front tooth and don’t know why.
Sometimes it gets boring and I sigh.

When I kept wiggling, my mom said stop.
When I didn’t listen, I got popped.

I asked why I could wiggle my tooth.
My mom said because it is loose.





What will happen to my tooth?
It is going to go poof.

Why is my tooth,
Going to go poof?

The tooth fairy will fly through your window,
And she will get your tooth from under your pillow.

I don’t want her to take my tooth.
How come she just cant go poof.

You should let her take it sonny,
Afterwards, she will give you money.

Well, I can’t say no to money.
I’ll think about it over some bread and honey.




This bread and honey is very good.
You should make some more, you really should.

Mom, mom, my mouth feels funny.
Where the tooth is feels kind of gummy.

NOOOOOOOOOO! My tooth fell out.
It just dropped right out my mouth.



The tooth fairy will come take my tooth.
I don’t want it to go poof.

Mom, mom, help me please.
I’m begging you. I’m on my knees.

Tell the fairy to go away,
to come again another day.

Tell her to get a different tooth.
I don’t want mine to go poof.





Wait, Wait, I do want money.
Then maybe you can go buy more honey.

That would be great, it sure would.
It might go well, it should, it should.

Now I can’t wait for the fairy to come.
Now I don’t think that she is dumb.

I can’t wait to loose another tooth,
So the tooth fairy can make it go poof.

July 29, 2008 8:07 PM

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Anthony Ponder said...

My children’s story



Author: Anthony Ponder



Title: “Jacob… The Individual”



Young Boy go play.

Young boy go pray.

Stay in school graduate one day.


Dare to be different.

Don’t be what they say.

If loving you is wrong, then loving you is ok.


“Those are the words my mom told me Jacob,” said Jacob’s mother as she

tucked him in for bed. “Mommy, I really miss grandma,” said Jacob as he

laid there in the bed gazing into the dark brown eyes of his mother.” She

simply replied, “I do too son, and I know she is proud of me for carrying out

her wishes.” “I graduated, I dared to be different, and I pray for my family

and friends every night.”


“Mommy I want be like you when I…”No!” she stopped him before he

could finish his sentence. “Son that is the whole purpose behind me giving

you this long lecture.” “My mother dared me to be different and I took the

challenge, and I found myself.” “So, what you need to do is, dare to be

different.” “Step out and be like you.” Young Jacob laid there so overcome

with fatigue as it got closer and closer to his bed time. He tried to listen to

his mother lecture him on what seemed to him like nothing at all. “Go to

sleep young son, maybe when you wake up you’ll want to be like Jacob, the

individual.”


The next day Jacob woke up with a sense of urgency, because he felt as if he

had to find out exactly who he is. Jacob woke up yawning, “uhHHH!!!” he

began to walked up to the mirror in his bathroom, still wiping the cold out of

his eyes. He stood there for a while looking in the mirror making Manly

groans “Ahhhh…..gRRR!!!!!.......I AM the Man were the words that kept

coming out of his mouth.” Then his mom walked in and said “Boy what is

wrong with you!!! You up in here, acting all crazy.”


“ But mom I’m tryna be an individual.” “NOoooooo….You tryna get on my

Dog oN my nerVES!!” “Sorry,” Jacob said to his mother as he continued to

stare at himself in the mirror with the most pitiful face.


Then his mother walked up to him and began to talk to him in the most

comforting tone. “Son, look in the mirror and tell me what you see.” “I see

me” said Jacob “Exactly, You see Jacob, Not some man who grr’s, or make

pitiful sounds in the mirror.” “Son, you are a wonderful kid and you have a

lot of years ahead of you to decide who you want to be.” “So just be

comfortable in your own skin, and enjoy being a child.” “The day will cam

when you can call yourself Jacob…….The Individual.”

slayton g. said...

Dumb word
By Slayton Goodman
July 15, 2008


Marvin was playing in his back yard with his friend
Danny. Danny was his best friend, they loved to play super hero team. Marvin and Danny pretended to fly and pretended to be super strong.
They fought invisible bad guys all day long.
Once they were playing and Marvin heard Danny say “take that you dumb bad guy.” Marvin was baffled, because he had never heard the word dumb before.

Marvin figured if Danny said it must be okay for him to say it. He used the word all the time. He never found out what the word meant

He liked the way the word sound and said it all the time. He walked down the street when he heard a barking dog he was startled he turned around and said “you dumb dog.”

Marvin was walking down the street and fell on a rock. He got up and dusted of shirt and said “dumb rock.”

When Marvin went to school the next day and his teacher gave a pop quiz. Marvin was not prepared for it.

He got an f on his quiz and “mumbled dumb teacher with her dumb quiz.”

His teacher said “what did you say.”

Not knowing it was a bad word he repeated himself
“I said dumb teacher with the dumb quiz”

His teacher’s face went red with rage she yelled “go to the principal office.”

He left the room wondering why he got in trouble.
The principal called his mom and explained to his mom what happened.

His mom came to the school and asked where he heard the word. He told her Danny said it when they were playing. He asked what the word meant she said “Dumb is an insult meaning the opposite of smart.”

Marvin told his friend what his mother said and with a belt to his back side he learned his lesson.

Jonathan Holmes said...

Super Hero Dreams

“Nap time,” momma said to Jordan.
“But Mom I wanna finish watching superman.”
His mother gave him a look showing that she meant business and he quickly got up.
“Ok.”
Jordan got up ran upstairs to his room, but was sure he was not going to sleep.
“I know,” he said to himself, “I’ll stay up here and play my own games. Then when nap time is over, I’ll go down stairs and watch more cartoons.” He thought it was the best idea he ever came up with.



He grabbed his cape and toys. He thought to himself, “I’ll pretend to be a super boy”. He jumped on his bed, stood up and pretended to fly jumped to touch the sky. He grabbed his toys and pretended they could fly too.

Jordan picked up his little dragon toy, but it slipped out his hand. If the toy hit the floor his mom would be mad. The dragon hit the floor, but suddenly it started to grow. The dragon’s neck shot through the roof, eyes turned red, and let out a loud RRRRROARRR.



Jordan was amazed but also afraid, not of the dragon, but what his mom would do. Jordan gave himself some courage and some confidence to. The dragon was shooting fire everywhere.
Jordan thought, “What do I do?”
He thought of all the ways to put out fires.
“I’m a superhero,” Jordan thought, “So I can do whatever I want.”
First, Jordan figured he’s going to have to put the fire out.
“So I’ll be a firefighter,” he said.
His cape transformed into a coat, fireman’s hat, and a water hose appeared in his hand. He turned on the water hose and put the fire out. The dragon began to shrink and it turned into a toy again.
“Whew, that was close,” Jordan said.

After the fireman’s uniform turned back into the cape, another one his toys, the evil Dr. Hydro grew and began to shoot water everywhere.
“Oh no,” Jordan cried. “Mom is definitely going to know I’m not asleep now.”
Suddenly, he noticed one of his favorite toys fell from his dresser into the water. It was his Captain Amazing who had also grew into a life size form.
“Help Help,” Captain Amazing cried. “I can’t swim!”
Jordan didn’t want Captain Amazing to drown. What would he do?

He gathered himself again and remembered that he, Jordan, could swim. He thought again wondered what to transform into. Jordan snapped his fingers and said “I know exactly what to do.” His pants turned into swim trunks, his cape disappeared, and a round orange life saver formed in his hand.
“I’m a lifeguard,” Jordan loudly exclaimed.


SPLOOSH. He dived in, treading through the water. Jordan began his breast stroke the way his swim instructor showed him. SPLISH SPLASH. His feet were kicking rapidly. Jordan quickly made it to Captain Amazing.
“Hold on to the life saver,” said Jordan. Captain Amazing immediately obeyed.

They made it to safety, and the evil, Dr. Hydro, began to shrink to normal size along with Captain Amazing. The water drained away and Jordan’s room was back to normal. Jordan heard his mom walking up the stairs.
“Oh no,” Jordon said, “I have to get in bed.”
He dashed to his bed very quickly and tried be light on his feet. He jumped into his bed and climbed under his cover. He felt his mom touch him gently. He opened his eyes and yawned.
“You look like you slept well,” Jordan mom said.
Jordan looked puzzled, “You didn’t hear all that noise?”
“If by noise, you mean snoring, then yes,” Momma said jokingly.
“So I was really asleep?”
“Mhmm,” Momma replied.
Jordan was so excited. He couldn’t wait for nap time the next day so he could have more SUPERHERO DREAMS.

Deonte said...

Missing Teeth
By Deonte Jones

My name is James. I can wiggle a front tooth and don’t know why.
Sometimes it gets boring and I sigh.

When I kept wiggling, my mom said stop.
When I didn’t listen, I got popped.

I asked why I could wiggle my tooth.
My mom said because it is loose.





What will happen to my tooth?
It is going to go poof.

Why is my tooth,
Going to go poof?

The tooth fairy will fly through your window,
And she will get your tooth from under your pillow.

I don’t want her to take my tooth.
How come she just cant go poof.

You should let her take it sonny,
Afterwards, she will give you money.

Well, I can’t say no to money.
I’ll think about it over some bread and honey.




This bread and honey is very good.
You should make some more, you really should.

Mom, mom, my mouth feels funny.
Where the tooth is feels kind of gummy.

NOOOOOOOOOO! My tooth fell out.
It just dropped right out my mouth.



The tooth fairy will come take my tooth.
I don’t want it to go poof.

Mom, mom, help me please.
I’m begging you. I’m on my knees.

Tell the fairy to go away,
to come again another day.

Tell her to get a different tooth.
I don’t want mine to go poof.





Wait, Wait, I do want money.
Then maybe you can go buy more honey.

That would be great, it sure would.
It might go well, it should, it should.

Now I can’t wait for the fairy to come.
Now I don’t think that she is dumb.

I can’t wait to loose another tooth,
So the tooth fairy can make it go poof.

TRISTON HARTLRY said...

The Dark



My name is Justin.
I’m afraid to sleep with the lights off.
I think a monster will jump out and take me away.
I hate night time. The darkness swallows everything.
I think it will swallow me too.
I sleep with the lights on.
Because the light pushes the darkness away.
I was happy sleeping with the lights on.
But my dad wasn’t.
He planed a camping trip just for the two of us
But when we got there he told me why we were really there
He said that every one is scared of something in there life.
But they have to face those fears to.
Because if you don’t it will follow you until adult hood.
So too night we will sleep outside
So you can see what night time really is.
I didn’t want to but I had to.
But when night finally came
I was amazed.
The stars lit up the sky.
Then I thought night is more peaceful than light
So from that day on I slept with the light off because I wasn’t
Afraid of
THE DARK.

Dance in the Sun - Kendrick Washington said...

Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Dance HI or LOW
Because you're in control...
Come one, come all
We're going to dance in the sun!!Come one, come all
We're going to dance in the sun!!Do a dance while you're laughing...
Do a dance while you're eating...
Do a dance when you walk...
Make a rhythm when you talk...
Do what you do...
Get in the groove...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
The inspiration to get up and move...
Can come from no one..
Only you...
So get up, and tell everyone..
Come as you are...
Come on, come on...
Twist it, turn it..
Turn all around...
Shake your right foot, move your left
foot,
Put it back on the ground...
Do what you do...
Get in the groove...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Clap your hands!!!
(Clap, clap, clap)
Stomp your feet!!!
(Stomp, stomp, stomp)
Come on everyone!!!
Move to the beat….
Do what you do...
Get in the groove...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...
Come one, come all...
We're going to dance in the sun...

anthony griggs said...

Sidewalk
Written by Anthony Griggs




Brandon Kelly was normal. Just like every one else. He had clothes, money and was really smart some said. But it was not his looks that made him stand out it was the number of friends he had

Brandon had two friends his mother and his father. He didn’t think they really counted.
They taught him every thing he knew, in fact they were his teachers .When he was done at home he would go to the schoolyard and sit and wait for normal kids he thought to get out of school.

On the corner of Polk Street where the school was there was a bus stop and a bench. When Brandon went to the corner he would sit on the sidewalk hoping to get some sympathy from students passing by.

Seeing a vanilla skinned boy with nearly new gym shoes on no one even said hi to the boy. Sitting on the sidewalk Brandon figured if he had tried harder to get people to notice him he would be ok. If he could get kids to even make fun of him, but no one even did that so he went home.

The next day, Brandon walked down Polk Street the busy street smelling the gas smoke from the afternoon rush. Waiting, Brandon had planned it all out he was going to get into a fight. RRIIIIINNNNNGG!!! The bell went off. Nervously Brandon walks in to the schoolyard. Eyes gaze at him looking as if he wasn’t supposed to be there. Brandon bumps into a couple of people but they don’t get angry. Once again Brandon fails to get any attention so with his head hung low he went home.

Two days later Brandon goes to the schoolyard and tries even harder he lies and says he’s kin to Brandon Carter.

Brandon Carter was cool at school every seemed to like him. So when Brandon Kelly said they were family people knew he was trying to sike them. Tired of this one Brandon goes to the sidewalk again thinking of another plan, Then Brandon looks up and hears a voice of a man.

I seen you from a distance almost every day at this place so tell me little boy, what seems to be the reason for the frown on your face.” Brandon says “I know what it is they don’t like me because of my race “
“No little boy that’s not the reason, You can’t rush friends they come in season, you don’t have friends and you may not know what to do but they can’t be your friend, if you’re not your friend too.

Brandon thought about many things that the man had said. He felt he shouldn’t chase his friends he should let them come instead. Brandon didn’t go to the sidewalk for a while because he thought he should give it some time but one day in his room after class he came up with this rhyme...






YOUR BEST FRIEND

When you are alone,
Sad and blue,
Needing someone to be a friend to you,
Don’t even worry, don’t shed a tear,
You might not believe me but your best friend is near,
Look in a mirror and you will never be alone because your best is the reflection shown



One day out of nowhere, Brandon decides to go to the sidewalk, This time he sit on the bench then a girl slides up beside him and gives him a little pinch. She says “I haven’t seen you in a while where have you been?” Brandon says “I’ve been away meeting my new best friend.”

Armand M said...

Ricki’s Advice



“Hello, my name is Jamaal Smith. My project is about the negativity and urge to go to violence in black communities…” I started to finish saying what my project was going to be about and then my teacher cuts me off. He says that I need to stop being so racist. He says white people have problems in there lives as well. I think that out of all 6 of the black kids in his class he enjoys picking on me the most.

The periods over and I have 5 minutes to get my next class which was conveniently located right next to my locker. My boy Myles comes up behind me and scares the shit out of me. I was ready to box him if he didn’t say his name. “What’s up man? You’re really tense this morning. Don’t tell me you let Mr. Conway rile you up again,” I nodded my head, “Man; you are gon stop letting folks get heated. Learn to look at the bright side. Conway didn’t let you read your paper so now he has to spend this weekend reading all 15 pages. C’mon be happy its Friday everybody is supposed to be happy on Friday.” RRRRIIIINNNNGGGG!!! The bell rings and everybody dashes to there classrooms. My illiterate friend runs to his class knowing that he’s late. I decide to skip 4th period and see my cousin Ricki. She always knows what to do when I have problems.

I think my cousin is a little touched at times. She can be making perfect since and start yelling about how she didn’t cook her chicken all the way through. I love her though. She is always there when I need to talk to somebody. Even if she thinks she’s a psychic because she tells me what I’m going to do or say before I did it. I open the school doors as I get ready to make a run for it and I see her. Ricki is standing literally right in front of the door. “I told I’m psychic. Now let’s go before school security gets here and I have to spend 20 minutes filling out an early dismissal form for you DUMB SQUIRREL GET AWAY FROM MY CAR!” I told you she was touched.

We get in the car and sit in silence. Another thing about Ricki she never pressures you into talking each though she can tell something is wrong. The 30 min car ride was spent in quiet. We pull up to her house and she locks the door. “We spent this ride in silence. So when I enter that house I want you talking to me like yo teeth are automatic click clackers or you’ll get a lump the size of your foot in your head.” That’s my cousin for ya. So we get in the house and I explain my problems, my views, and my opinion on things. She kept silent until I was finish.

I was preparing for devils advocate but I didn’t get that. When I thought she was going to talk she just slurped her milk from her cake bowl as she was finishing her cereal. “Listen J, not everybody is going to be cool wicha in life. That’s what you need to accept. Now we can go through life hating them for it or we can do something about it. The way I see it you have two options. You either show up to the teach and explain why your always writing about our race or you could get high everyday and just let it roll off you. Me personally, I would go with option #1. But if you do pick two let me know.”

“Why so you can smoke it with me?” I say jokingly.

“No so I can rip your lips off, put them in Mac and cheese, and then feed them to you. Now come up stairs so when can make us some burgers and fries. After that we can Play Mortal Kombat. I just learned a new fatality for scorpion that’s to DIE for,” she answered. That’s how we solve things here. We talk, eat, and then play.








Females


Oh my god, I did not think it would be possible for anything to be more boring than earth science but history has proved me wrong. Learning all the names of all these people who would have lasted 5 minutes in our world seems pointless to me. Sure they changed the world and tried to make it a better place. We walk own the street and somebody that we don’t like and shoot ‘em or kill little nine year girls for come out there house at night.

Myles is sending me a text from Ms. Fox’s class. You have no idea how fine she is. Caramel skin, hazel eyes, long black hair, juicy lips and the perfect body. She is every boy in this schools fantasy woman.

Deonte said...

Missing Teeth
By Deonte Jones

My name is James. I can wiggle a front tooth and don’t know why.
Sometimes it gets boring and I sigh.

When I kept wiggling, my mom said stop.
When I didn’t listen, I got popped.

I asked why I could wiggle my tooth.
My mom said because it is loose.





What will happen to my tooth?
It is going to go poof.

Why is my tooth,
Going to go poof?

The tooth fairy will fly through your window,
And she will get your tooth from under your pillow.

I don’t want her to take my tooth.
How come she just cant go poof.

You should let her take it sonny,
Afterwards, she will give you money.

Well, I can’t say no to money.
I’ll think about it over some bread and honey.




This bread and honey is very good.
You should make some more, you really should.

Mom, mom, my mouth feels funny.
Where the tooth is feels kind of gummy.

NOOOOOOOOOO! My tooth fell out.
It just dropped right out my mouth.



The tooth fairy will come take my tooth.
I don’t want it to go poof.

Mom, mom, help me please.
I’m begging you. I’m on my knees.

Tell the fairy to go away,
to come again another day.

Tell her to get a different tooth.
I don’t want mine to go poof.





Wait, Wait, I do want money.
Then maybe you can go buy more honey.

That would be great, it sure would.
It might go well, it should, it should.

Now I can’t wait for the fairy to come.
Now I don’t think that she is dumb.

I can’t wait to loose another tooth,
So the tooth fairy can make it go poof.