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Nicole Ricker-- a.k.a. Sweet Gemini

These pieces of writing are my favorite, because I feel that they represent me as a writer. I don't think tha I have changed much as a writer, from the beginning of the quarter, to the end. Yet I did find a new love for it.

The first piece was my found poem. I felt that this poem should be put in my portfolio because it really made you think about what I was trying to say. Was I writing about a man dying?... Or a woman and her kids dying?... who knows???

My second poem was my letter poem. I believe this was my favorite poem of all. This poem made people see just how much women were and are disrespected. I wrote about the struggles of Miss Joan Arc. Her braveness and faith helped other women believe in themselves, and I felt that should be recognized.

My third piece was a list poem. I had fun with this because it was based on me, so I knew exactly what to write. This poem read me in and out, it told what I did, what have done, what I like to do, and what I'm going to do, so if you read this poem you will know more about me.

 

 

 

 

THE WAY I SEE IT


As I walk slow I see a world go by. 
A world that's lost it's love in every way. 
A world of hate and fear I can't deny. 
The hate and fear grow stronger day by day. 


Do we really need to live with this hate? 
If people take the time to work things out. 
We wouldn't have to make this way our fate. 
So look inside yourself and loose all doubt. 

 

Where I'm From

I am from black and white
I am from northeast, to
midwest, and back again.
I am from children's hospital,
and different ways of life.
I am from long hair and
bald heads. I am from
green and brown eyes.
I am from sports, and 
cut knees to face painting
in the summer, and snowboarding
in winter. I am from laughter and tears.
I am from sorrow and fears
"I am fortune's fool."

 

Man

The man walks alone with no beat in his heart.

He was the father of three daughters.

But now the war has been fought, and all was lost.




 

Dear Joan,
I have to juggle school, sports,
and responsibilities at home, but
still be able to have an active social
life.

How did you take on so many
responsibilities?

Seeing all those visions from
God, and being a young girl who
led adult women into battle must
have caused people to doubt you.

Were there any people that
believed you?

I sometimes feel like that. Like
You're alone in the world and
no one has faith in you or what
you believe in.

Do you ever feel like that?

Throughout your YOUNG life as you
led man into battle, you thought
that if you believed in yourself,
anything is possible.

Is that what you were
trying to teach?

Well, on behalf of women
everywhere I'd like to say
! THANKS!

Love, a trusting female friend,
Nicole Ricker

 




 

 

Coyote Ugly


Now don't be thrown off by the name, this movie wonderfully capturres the rules of life a young woman would go through starting out in the world, you could call this a "chick flick", but there is plenty for the guys, too.
It starts out in New York, where a young woman is trying to get a start on a career, but can't decide what to do. So she tries different things, like being a telephone operator, a waitress, and a taxi driver, but none of these are what she's looking for, and the end she finds and underground bar called "Coyote Ugly". Anyways, I don't want to give it away but there is a plot, climax, setting and a very good cast. So it is worth going to see. The soundtrack to this movie matches the actions perfectly. I would recommend you take the time to see this money maker of the year, because I give it a two thumbs up!

 

 

 

 

Coyote Ugly

Now don’t be thrown off by the name, this movie wonderfully captures the rules of life a young woman would go through starting.  Out in the world, you could call this a “chick flick,” but there is plenty for the guys too.

It starts in New York, where a young woman tries to get a start but can’t decided what to do.  She tries being a telephone operator, a waitress and a taxi driver, but none of these are what she’s looking for, at the end she finds an underground bar called “Coyote Ugly.”  Anyways, I don’t want to give it away but there is a plot, climax, setting and a very good cast.  So it is worth going to see.  The soundtrack to this movie matches the actions perfectly.  I would recommend you take the time to see this money maker of the year, because I give it two thumbs up!

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments

Nikki- You're awesome! You're writing is amazing, you should submit it to Pulp magazine. L- Chris


Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
12:04:55
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Comments

These conveys real emotions. They are great poems. There is not much that I would change in them. Keep on writing.

Remember Always


Date:
14 May 2001
Time:
12:20:31
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Comments

I still like your work nothing has changed. Keep up the work. Later.

rememberalways


Date:
01 Jun 2001
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11:58:15
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Comments

nice job . I had know idea you could write like that.- Chris L.


Date:
05 Jun 2001
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01:44:01
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Nikki - I really like your poems, they show care and thought. You really try to paint a picture in the readers mind. Way to go, keep up the good work. - Josh H


Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
12:35:57
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Comments

your first piece is your found poem, in which you did an excelent job of writing a different piece of work with what you found for words. You tried to and did a good job descricing a problem in the world from your perspective. You succeded in the whole poem. I am ony confused with the part that says "as I walk slow " why slow? In another draft of this piece i would simply suggest changing the walking slow part and or make the poem longer. My rating scale is 1= try again 2= could use work 3= O.K 4= Spiffy/dandy 5= Masterpiece. This piece earns a 4.5 It is really good. Your Evaluator - Josh Hudson


Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
12:44:57
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Your second piece is a draft of PE 3 the letter poem. In which you wrote a letter to Joan of Arc. You succeded in giving a good quick summary of her life. How people didn't believe her, and she had "visions." I felt a little confused when it said led adult women into battle and a few lines later said led men into battle. I was also wondering why YOUNG is capitolized. In another draft I would fix the leading into battle parts and maybe uncapitolize young. My rating scale is 1= try again 2= could use work 3= O.K 4= Spiffy/dandy 5= Masterpiece. This piece earns a 4 It is very creative. Your Evaluator - Josh Hudson


Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
19:53:40
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All your pieces really show your emotion. You successfully fullfilled every requirement you were aiming for. I am a little confused as to why you have no stories in your portfolio. It would have showed an interesting part of yourself. If you were to redraft Man, and you asked for my opinion, the only thing I would change is to add more. Its a really good beginning and has great potential. I rate on a scale of one to three, this portfolio as a whole gets a two.

Your Evaluator, Shelly


Date:
14 Jun 2001
Time:
18:30:02
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Hi. Mr. McGonegal here. This is your portfolio evaluation. Do you remember what I use for an evaluation scale? An "AW" for AWARD WINNING, a "P" for PUBLISHABLE, or a "p" for PASSING. Your first piece: p. Your second piece: P. Your third piece: p. Your fourth piece: P. Your fifth piece: p .Overall, your portfolio represented some of the good work you did this quarter. It was a pleasure writing with you this quarter, and I hope you will keep writing and stop by trueteacher.com to see what your successors are writing for "found poems," "criminal mind" stories, and travelogues. Best, Mr. M.