|Writing Portfolio: Five Essays on America|
When my mother was a little girl her mother use to tell her a story, and it was about how lucky she was to be in a family. My mother use to lie in bed and listen to this story and she imagined the things she was saying. She uses to say, before you go to bed pray for the people who are going to bed and donít have anything. You should be grateful that you rest your head in a warm house, donít go to sleep hungry, lucky that when you were born there was nothing wrong with you. She used to lie there and she was very young and didnít think anything of it but as she got older those things she said mean more than what they did when she was little. When I was a little boy I use to go to bed and my mother would come in and tell me a story. She would say the same thing my grandmother said to her and I thought nothing of it. I would say sure and go to bed thinking nothing of it. As I grew up I start to be thankful for the things I have and that the story now means more to me than it did when I was little and it means more to my mother because she is the one taking care of me. So when I get older and have kids I will tell hem this same story that she told me, and my grandmother told my mother. It will mean more to me when I am older and I have to support a family and that there lives are depending on me to take care of them so be thankful for the things you get.
"Whenever I sat, there I might live, and the landscape radiated from me accordingly." I lay on the bench in my backyard, and looked up to the sky. When i looked up, a massive tree towers over me, covering me with its blanket of shad. This tree is a tree of power, a tree of strength, a tree that would take twenty men to take down, a tree that stretches from the ground to the sky.
One day John and Bill where walking to the store. Bill says to John, What do you want to do tongiht. John says movies maybe, I dont care. As there walking to the store, they see a man walking down the street, with a sly walk to him. The man is wearing a top hat, with a suit and a cane. He stops the boys and say "how you fellas doin today" Bill and John both say not bad. The man introduces himself as Earl and says "lovely day out today huh" Bill says ya it is much better than the snow we had the past couple of days. Earl says to John and Bill can I ask your oppion on something, they both agree. How do you like my new gold teeth, I just got them done. Both the boys started laughing in ahh, over the mans teeth. John says at least it is something original, Earl says ya thats what I was going for. Bill says well you shore have it now there is no way someone could miss you. Earl says great Im glad you boys agree with me. Earl says well I must be on my way now or Im going to miss my bus, Earl says it was nice talking to you guys. Bill and John say bye, and watch the man start running down the street for the bus. All of a sudden Earl lost his footing on a patch of ice and slipt and fell on his head. Both Bill and John came running over and asked Earl if he was alright. Earl replied by laughing at the whole ordeal. Bill and John helped Earl up from the ground and dusted him off. Earl said I cant thank you boys enough for your help. Bill and Jonh tell him not to worry about it. Earl says well i must be on my way now and thanked the boys again and stuck out his hand and shook both there hands. Earl said to the boys here is a little something for your help and the boys didnt know what he was talking about. Earl turned quickly away and left and both the boys looked in the hand and realized that Earl had slipted them each a hundred dollar bill. Both the boys started jumping up and down in joy and Bill asked John so what do you want to do tonight, John said something expensive. Botht the boys realized there help paid off.
ďA Noiseless Patient SpiderĒ is an excellent
poem by Walt Whitman. In this poem Whitman takes the life of a spider and
puts it into his poem by taking daily acts the spider does to survive. He
wrote poetry to convey his passionate belief in the spiritual unity of all
forms of life.
The word sport has
to do with exercise, physical skill, strengh, and endurance. Players put
time and effort to try and become the best they can be at the sport they
play. Founded in 1975, United States Rugby is composed of 37 Local areas.
More than 43,000 players belong to high school, collegiate, and senior
level rugby clubs in all 50 states. Rugby is played in more than 100
countries, first in England and grew worldwide.(USA Rugby Football Union)