My favorite poem

By: Edward Lear
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!’

There was an Old Person of Ischia,
Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;
He dance hornpipes and jigs,
And ate thousands of figs,
That lively Old Person of Ischia.

There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, ‘I’m afloat, I’m afloat!’
When they said, ‘No! you ain’t!’
He was ready to faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.

There was a Young Lady of Hull,
Who was chased by a virulent bull;
But she seized on a spade,
And called out, ‘Who’s afraid?’
Which distracted that virulent bull.

There was an Old Person of Ems,
Who casually fell in the Thames;
And when he was found
They said he was drowned,
That unlucky Old Person of Ems.

There was an Old Man who said, ‘Hush!
I perceive a young bird in this bush!’
When they said, ‘Is it small?’
He replied, ‘Not at all!
It is four times as big as the bush!’

There was a Young Lady of Russia,
Who screamed so that no one could hush her;
Her screams were extreme,
No one heard such a scream,
As was screamed by that lady of Russia.

There was an Old Person of Ewell,
Who chiefly subsisted on gruel;
But to make it more nice
He inserted some mice,
Which refreshed that Old Person of Ewell.

There was an old man in a tree,
Whose whiskers were lovely to see;
But the birds of the air,
Pluck’d them perfectly bare,
To make themselves nests on that tree.


Media and a Memory

My toy soldiers were the best. They would follow orders and attack the enemies. My toy soldiers could parachute off my play scape, and drive tanks! Some of them would betray us but we don’t go down without a fight. When I was little without my toy soldiers would be like you without your favorite toy. Even though most of them died in battle they will still be in my heart because they were my favorite toys. There is not much else I could tell you because the missions were kept in secret files. But I can tell you that they were my favorite toys.


My Favorite Mistake

Why did I leave the kitchen? Over easy eggs sounded great until I heard the BEEP BEEP of the fire alarm. I run out to see the stove bursting in flames! Overeasy eggs was my favorite mistake.
The moment I saw the blaze I was shocked – I didn’t think this would happen. Panic coursed through my body as the flames rose higher. The smoke filled the air as the flames engulfed the kitchen. I stopped in my tracks “What should I do!?” Why is this happening to me? Before I knew it my parents were in the kitchen. My mom grabbed the box of baking soda, pouring it on the fire and extinguishing the flames.
I’m glad I left the kitchen because it taught me such an important lessons. In the end I learned to pay more attention – especially when I’m cooking.