Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dequanique Livingston

Dequanique Livingston

Queen sized bed, medium sized and all mine.
Choosing the day’s outfit,
Rushing quick
Feeling, sleepy, woozy,
Away from my state of mind
In to the trip out of country mind.
Every now and then mind is drifting back,
Back to flashback memories.

Around me, silence rules the kindgdom,
While I hear the wind blow outside,
Whistling through my window.
I return back to realty with only minutes to spare.

John Lopez

John Lopez
My Story

I was on a futon, when the phone rang. Sun coming from the shade. I can barely open my eyes. I answer the phone.
“Hi Dad.”
“Mmmm…listen today you don’t have school, so just stay at Deon’s until I get there.”
I fell back asleep for like ten minutes, when I feel something on my chest. Deon wakes me up for breakfast. She made fish and eggs with mango. I only eat the mango and half of the eggs. The futon is next to the table, and I can barely move. Deon asks me to go to the corner store with her son, Craig. She needs Pepsi and tissues. I tell her “sure” I’ll go.
First we had to stop at one of Craig’s friend’s house to get an “X” box 360 game. We went down the street on the left. Craig was riding his skateboard, and I walked. There were a lot of cars driving by.
When we got to the store, Craig got the Pepsi’s and I went to get the tissues. I looked around the store and had to ask the clerk,
“”where are the tissues?”
“Sorry, we’re out of tissues.”
So we left the store with only Pepsis. There were still a lot of cars when we crossed the street to walk back to the house. I didn’t do much else that day, but it was a good day- better than being in school.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Michael Carrasco

I’m chillin in my living room. It’s not big, but is big enough for the whole family. The walls are sunset orange, with the sky blue ceilings, nice big screen T.V. with dark light violet couches. I am there with friends and family, getting ready to watch the soccer game. We have lots of snacks, bowls filled with Tostitos chips. Enough for the whole family, with the choice of salsa and cheese dips. On the side, are drinks; homemade lemonade and nice cold sodas.

I’m sitting in my favorite u-shaped couch in the “v” with the best view of the T.V. By my side there’s my brother-in-law and sister, Pablo and Yessenia. On my right side, my mom and my step dad, Martina and Mauro. On the end of the couch, is my other sister and her husband, Griselda and Victor. On the other end of the couch are some friends of Pablo’s. don’t know their names, but during the game, everybody is happy and screaming. All the guys are shouting and cursing because of the excitement. The girls yell whatever comes in their minds, when the other team is about to score on our team. It was like a one-on-one match between the goalie and the striker…and in this care, anything could happen.

The referee is not marking the fouls right, I think. Our team is dominating the game from the beginning and it feels good to watch our favorite players. We all get distracted because my mom ordered pizza, and the delivery guy knocks on the door, when our team scored the first goal. Everybody was screaming together at the top of their lungs, “Gooooooaaaaaaallll!!!!!!” Even the pizza guy shouted, “goal.” That was funny…I love chillin with my family like that.