Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reflection on my blog

In my blog i got a whole bunch of cool things but it's still a baby. i only have like fifteen things on my blog. But I think it's a great way to do things because u actually have to think about what u write down and figure out what stuff means like the poems i did now that was a lot of thinking. but it fun to do cause you can understand what u write about. I don't know about anybody else but it is fun.

"carries of the dream wheel"

This is the wheel of dreams
which is carried out on their voices,
By means of which their voices turn
and center upon being.
it encircles the fast world.
The powerful wheel.
They shape their songs upon the wheel
And spin the names on the earth and sky,
The aboriginal names.
They are old men, or men
who are old in their voices.
And they carry the wheel among the camps
let us tell the old stories
let us sing sacred songs.

this poem is like a dream wheel And in the Absolutely true diary of a part time Indian Arnold has many dreams about the this he wants and the thing he really wants.

The Haiti Earthquake

I read on wikipedia about the earthquake in Haiti.

The Haitian government said that on 21 January that over 80,000 bodies were buried in mass graves.The earthquake caused major damage to Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area. Many landmark buildings got badly damaged or destroyed, including the presidential palace.

I think this Haiti earthquake thing is crazy and devastating I wish I could be over their helping out but I can't. I just feel really bad for them cause the only hospital they had went down in the earthquake.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The 29-year-old recently traveled home to Sierra Leone with an ABC news camera, a return that he describes as bittersweet. "It became a kind of blood lust and madness, to the point that we emulated the leaders," he said. "When the lieutenant or corporal caught a prisoner and slit their throat or something like that, all the young people talked about it and say we want to do that, we want to be like that.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cry for me

Cry To Me lyrics
(Ooh-ooh, hoo-hoo-hoo! Ooh-ooh hoo-hoo!)
Cry to me, now;
You gonna cry to me, yeah!
You're gonna walk back through the heartaches;
You're gonna walk back through the pain;
(Shed those) Shed those lonely teardrops:
The reaction of your cheating game.

You got to cry to me, now!
You're gonna cry - cry - cry to me, yeah! Yeah!
Lord knows how I get from the heartaches;
Lord that leadeth me, yeah!
And now I'm by the still water.
You've got to cry to me, yea-ea-eah!
You gonna cry to me now;
You've got to cry - cry - cry to me, yeah!
You're gonna spend those lonely hours.
You're gonna shed those lonely tears;
(Walk back) Walk back through the heartaches;
(Walk back) Walk back through the pain;
(Shed those) Shed those lonely teardrops:
The reaction of your cheating game.

You're gonna to cry to me, now!
You got to cry - cry - cry to me, yeah!
Saying, (don't know) don't know - know how I get from the heartaches;
(Lord that) Lord that leadeth me, yeah-eah-eah!
(Shed those lonely teardrops) Now I'm by the still water;
(The reaction of your cheating game) Gonna cry to me now, hey!
(Cry) Cry
(Cry) Cry

I picked this song because Ishmeal has gone through so much stuff and this song sounds what he has like the heartaches about the war and losing his family in the war when he was running away from it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

a quote for Abraham lincolin

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men"
by.Abraham Lincoln
I think this quote is saying that if you don't say anything about something you like or dislike it's just like a sin. you just need to come out and say something about it.
I agree because I always speak my mind pretty much about everything even if i agree or disagree it's just in my blood to speak my mind.
Like the law about gay marriage not getting passed that made me mad because if straight people can get married why can't gays get married it's just not right. If you love someone you should be able to marry one another.

Friday, January 8, 2010

book summary

The book was good it started out with this kid named Arnold and he's a Native American that lives on a reservation with his family. He went to a school on the reservation and he was all excited about going back to school until he gets his geometry book and sees his moms name in it then he throws it at his teacher and the book slams the teacher into the face. But his teacher wasn't mad at him he just told Arnold to leave the reservation so that he can have a better life ten anybody else in the reservation has. So he goes to a different school. The schools named is Reardon and it's all whites but at first no one liked him but After a while the whites get to like him and he makes lots of friends. But he likes this girl named penelope he had a huge crush on her and they became good friends. But there is a couple sad spots in the book. like there is one part were is grandmother get run over by a drunk driver. Then a friend of the family gets shot over a bottle of rum. Then his older sis die in a fire.
But after all that he dose fine. He beats his best friend rowdy in basketball.

I think it's a great book. it's so cool how he draws some stuff out like the book smashing into his teachers face that was just hilarious. it's a great book and i really recomened it to anyone.

A single slice revels them by. Naomi shihab Nye

An apple on the table
hides its seeds
so neatly
under seamless skin.

But we talk and talk and talk
to let some body

This poem connects to ishmal because he trying to hide all his thoughts and pain inside. He thinks that if he releases his pain people will think down on him. But all he as to do is to talk to someone that is like a counselor so he can let people in that he never did in the war. Plus so he can go out and meet more people without hurting them.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Ishmal Has a double consciousness cause he is stuck between a boy and a soldier. When he was haveing thoughts about the war he was trying to think of what he did when he was younger. The camp he he's at is bring the kid in him out more but he still thinks about the war and he can't stop thinking of it. He's trying get to thinking like a kid again.

Monday, January 4, 2010

a long way gone poem

Going to a village to engage the
Rebels trying to find
Enormus amounts of drugs and food
Enjoys watching them die
Never to miss a rebel.

Shot to kill
Never getting caught
After hideing and
Everyone in site.