English 10: Writing Portfolio
Catholic Memorial High School
|The Rug With the Mysterious Writing
The first time I saw this Persian rug was in my basement. It was rolled up near the corner of the
wall behind the book shelf. When I unrolled the rug it was very dusty, I thought to myself that this
must be 100 to 150 years old. The color of this rug was beige with blue a mysterious writing on it.
I could not understand what this writing had said because it was written in different language. The
size of this rug was pretty small for a rug, the length was 3 foot long and 5 foot wide. For a small
rug it weighed about 10 pounds, which was not too heavy. Since this rug was old you could tell that
the material of the rug was ripping a little when it was being touched.
This rug had came from Persia in the 19th centaury. This rug has said that it gives good luck to
anyone that has it. It was given as a gift by a Persian rug maker to an American man named Richard
for saving his life once. Before Richard was a guy who was wasn't very rich, had bad luck,
and was not well liked by others in the community. Richard saved the Persian rug makers from falling
of a cliff near down town Boston. When Richard had received the rug he kept with him and held it
The Persian rug gave Richard good luck and helped him out with his life. One day when he was
walking in Boston he found money laying in the middle of the street. The next day Richard became an
improved man, he now wasn't the same guy that everyone would be laughing at in Boston when he
would be walking by himself. With the money that Richard found, he bought a big house of his own
that he always wanted. He kept his rug in a safe area in his luxurious house. Richard didn't
even tell anyone that the rug gave him good luck. so that no one would come and steal it from. He
has thought to himself that receiving this rug was the best thing that has ever happened to him.
Richard was living like a noble now and would be donating his money to the less fortunate people.
Richard had kept the Persian rug in a safe place in the basement and framed the rug. He would also
be checking up on it, when he had the chance. Richard did not tell anyone what kind of luck that the
rug had brought him, because he was afraid that someone would steal it from him and all his luck
would go away, so he kept it a secret. Other people were getting suspicious of him for becoming so
rich all at once.
Richard kept is Persian rug in a safe place and secured, until one day his house caught on fire and
he didn't survive the fire. When the house was being searched The only thing that was kept and
secured was the rug. The Persian rug was not even damaged. With that being done you should pay
attention to everything at once and not paying attention only to one thing.
|There is a very special place, and
there is no special place like this in the city of Boston.This is
all pure nature. There are trees and flowers that show of their beautiful colors. This place is in
the town West Roxbury, called Natures Pride.
On a late fall day I first visited Natures Pride, it was a day of frigidness and coldness. The sky
was cloudy and rain drops are falling and then the day it became very rainy.You can see that the
leaves and the trees became soaked with water, due to the rainy weather. You can see the puddle of
mud getting bigger by the minute. The grass was also soaked and looks like its going to drawn due to
this rainy day. There are no winds but it is very cold out. The sky is a dull gray color and you can
not see anything due to the fog. It was so silent out, but you can hear the rain drops falling from
the sky. People should not worry what others think about themselves, it's what you think about
On a day later that week it was cold even though the sun was out. The weather was trying to fool
people because of the sun being out, and being a cold day.The leaves on the trees were starting to
fall off the tree and turning brownish and reddish color. The wind was blowing all the leaves from
the pile onto the corner of the tree. Also the branches of the tree was moving from one place to the
another, due to th strong wind blowing. The grass was still a bright color of green and had little
yellow spots on it. People should listen to what they believe on for the right thing do to and not
listen to others to tell them what to do.
I can feel the cool air coming towards my face on this mid December day. The smell of burnt wood
from a fire can be seen .This day is not as windy as before but still I can see the wind blowing
the leaves around in circles. The brown leaves are still covering the grass. You can see the some
spots of the grass on the ground. The color of the grass is still green and growing very long.
There is a red cardinal on the leafless tree chirping all the time. You can see the squirrel running
around looking for acorns on the solid hard frozen ground due the cold weather the day before.On the
frozen ground you can see the slippery ice from days before.The rose bush is still the, not frozen
with no roses growing, and the leaves are falling from it. We should take time from our lives and
look at natures beauty and these times should not be wasted.
Today on this late afternoon day, the weather was cool and the sun was shinning its ray on the
beautiful day in December. There are no winds and the dark brown leaves just on the ground covering
the grass without any motion..The branches of the tree was motionless and was not moving its
branches. It was a bright day bright and warm compared to the other days.Today there were no birds
that were singing or chirping and no squirrels running around looking for their food on the ground.
It was the brightest and quietest day of all. The sky was baby blue and there are small clouds
covering the sky. The ice has melted from the ground due to this warm weather, from the sun. People
should get away for once and relax in nature, the place where God created for us.
It was a odd December day, there are no cold and frigid winds blowing into my face. That was just a
cool breeze outside. The sky was blue and sunny for a moment then changing into a bluish and grayish
color, but the sun was still from the sky still. There are no leaves on the branches of the maple
tree anymore and it looks soo plain and dull just sitting there surrounded by its brown leaves.The
top of the pine tree was bent over and looked like it was going to break off. Taking deep breaths
and seeing my breath in the air showing that the cold weather was coming. The grass on the ground
has been clawed in, from the night before by a wild animal. It had been of quietness with no
distractions by the squirrels and birds. On that day it had been a lonely day out in the wild and
getting to know the true nature. People should stop, and think about our community to help the
community to be a better place in our lives.