Jexiel's Writing Portfolio

Current Publishing

During our poetry unit, we had the privilege to collaborate with graphic design students from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Each graphic designer set out to design forms and distribute our poems in unique ways that addressed the central message of each poem. Below you can see my poem’s design by Courtney. Enjoy!


Previous Publishings

Copy of Jexiel

As a class we recently finished reading the Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor. This book tells the story of a Black family during the 1950’s during the civil rights movement. These diaries were written by students from the perspective of one member of this family, either ‘lois, the youngest daughter, father, or mother as the family faces discrimination, segregation, and racism.

Gabriel, Jexiel, Phoebe

One day when I woke up I ate breakfast. We stayed at our house so I decided to stay up all night. So as the day passed by I kept watching stuff and it was 11:00. I knew my mom would tell me to turn off my TV when I went to sleep.The reason I stood up all night was because it was the weekend and it was Friday.I love staying up late on the weekends.Also my dad had work and he goes to work at 3:00am. I was playing fortnite the whole time.It hit twelve but it was ok because the only thing that he would do was in the morning he would say i stood up all night. I could not be loud at all or if not my big sister would force me to sleep. I knew he showered in the night so it was only 12:30. I was playing gta with my friend. I was cold so i layed down in my bed. My sister was right next to my room my mom usually come to check if we were asleep.My mom just said turn off your tv when you go to sleep so we just kept talking we started talking about like our cars in GTA and just driving so we just kept messing around with our cars and wrecking cars it was fun.I just kept playing sometimes we switched from fortnite to gta i knew i could stay up all night my mom walked by me again.

She said “turn off your tv when you go to sleep.’’

So i said “ok.’’

I wasn't going to sleep. i had something to drink and eat. That's what kept me up and i drank water and some doritos. I was on my phone watching TikToks and playing and if i wanted to eat something i would have to sneak and not get caught i was having a lot of fun and nothing can ruin it at this point we were playing fortnite.

Then he said “wanna play duos?’ i said sure and we played and then my sister went to my room and said can you turn down the brightness i said ya and so i turned it down and we played duos and it hit 1:00 the way i knew was because on my PS4.

One day my uncle's dog Flex came over and we played with balls. He started popping them. He is a pitbull. He loves going outside then. He started to get our toys then he started tripping us it was hard really really hard to get him. My cousin got 3 pool noodles,he charged at my brother and my cousins.I almost got him but we cornered him but he had a pool noodle so we pulled it.After we pulled it we ripped it so we put the other half of the pool noodle in the tree house.Then he started making it harder because he tripped us TWO times we kept trying to get him out and then i got a toy he jumped on me then i got him out of under the table we kept running in circles and tired him out and he had to drink some water so my cousins got the toy.Under the chair we had to pull the toy.So he chased me so i went up the tree house and he couldn't get me, then that i gave him water.My cousins got all the toys and went to the tree house Flex would look for the toys but couldn't find them.He couldn’t come to the house or look at it.So my cousin went down there with a pool noodle and he let it go so we had to get it again.When we got the toys my cousin did not give it to because he thought he was gonna be come back with it but no.I kept telling him to give it to me because when he jumped on me i wasn’t scared but he was.It kept getting harder so this time we had two toys he went for me so i ran in circles he got me halfway but i got the toy and my little cousin got the pool noodles under the slide and ran up to the tree house.My older cousin and i got the toys from Flex.We started running up to the tree house but this time we had two toys.He went for my older cousin because my cousin was trying to tease him so he tried to run once again but he failed i ran with the toy i got.So there’s one toy left so 4 of us were chasing Flex.My little cousin tries to jump on flex but misses so we all run in different directions to get him i was standing were he was running that was not such a good idea and then he made me fall.That hurt so i decided to sit down for like 1 minute.But i got back up my little brother was falling because Flex was pushing so i pushed Flex.What we all did to end the battle was we put all the toys away and asked him where the toys where. Lastly we went on a walk and Flex started to lick stuff from the street.