Phoebe's Writing Portfolio
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 Taylor. Enjoy!
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.
I woke up at 5:12 in the morning. I went to the living room. It was snowing. It was good.
I went to mom and I said to mom, “pancakes.”
Mom said, “ok I have a surprise.”
Mom is in her pink PJs. They are so soft. I'm in my pink cute cat poof lol pants PJs.
I told mom, “today I show you Minecraft!!”
“Wate what is Minecraft?” my mom asked.
“Mom it is a cubes and more cubes it is so fun to play.” The whole reason you bought it.I said to mom.Oh, yup IT IS TO DAY!!! Yes it is today so let's try it. Oh no.mom said.oh yes. I said to mom.It started good but not so good. Mom is too good so I blew up her house in the game.
5 weeks later she got me a home in minecraft !!! omg so cool.I can't believe my mom built it all!!! we got some ice cream and we continued to play minecraft. I sat up side down, mom sat on dads chair it is so soft I can sleep it is so fun yay.The doorbell rang.It is joe I jump up on to joe he got me a hug we talked and talked and talked and he left It is time to stop ok. I said to mom.
My Broken Heart
So one day I woke up on Christmas morning and I was shocked I had a fish tank!!! So we went to the pet store and I got 4 fish. They are called glow fish so that neon glows in black lite pink purple green white.
1 year it was Tuesday. I went to the living room. I tried to feed my pets but they were gone!!! I was devastated. Looner Bob and DC dyed. Mom and dad flush them down the toilet so I was so sad. Pink e was still alive! Goldfish usually don't live that long!Pinky “I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EYES PINKE KILL ALL MY PETS,” I SCEMD “NNNNNOOOOO AAAAAH.” MOM AND DAD RAN TO ME. I CRIED, “NO” I HATED ME IT WaS ALL MY FAULT I CANNOT FORGIVE MYSELF. I LOCK THE DOOR . “PINKIE IS STILL ALIVE! SHE IS DEMON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAhhhh” Pinke ate bob she is a saving I screamed so bad I witnessed murder. I hated it. SHE IS A DEMON GOD SAVE ME!!! SHE EAT BOB BUT he is an algae eater so Pinke eat bob SHE IS A DEMON YOU SAVE ME MOM DAD!!!