By: Annika Westenksow
Where I'm From
from Ben and Jerry's and Twinkies.
I am from the crazy,
humorous, loud, empathetic.
I am from the lakes,
the mountains, forever rising.
I am from chocolate fountains, and always right,
from Westenskow and Candilora.
I am from the energetic,
from Santa claus and the tooth fairy.
with scripture study
I'm from Ogden, Utah,
chocolate chip pancakes and brownies.
from the dad thats a terrible driver, the late night campfires.
I am from the loving
Ode: My mirror
curlier than ramen noodles,
obnoxious, ridiculously loud laugh,
and teeth jewelry you had,
for two entire years!
Playing together on swing-sets,
trampolines, and scooters.
Riding down the streets,
racing like cheetahs on our bikes.
Dressing the same,
Trying to make up our own
but never understanding eachother.
Sharing a room
for eight entire years! felt like an eternity
violin camps together that felt like they would never end
late nights at the lake
that we never wanted to go to bed
look alike, clone, and mirror image
you laugh out loud with no worry
the sun grazes your face so fair
you never were really in a hurry
running hurriedly across the blue sea
the cool sand going through your feet
never realizing that it wasn't meant to be
the ocean ever slowly pulling you out deep
finding shells across the long bay
everyday wondering if you would stay
if you do just give me a clue
finally waking up and realizing
that this is all just a dream.
Hyperbole/Allusion: Byron Nelson High School
So many things to do with such little time
Shoving in homework like a traveler with a suitcase
Athletics, sometimes taken as the olympics
Along with a crazy amount of diverse students
Running across the campus hurriedly
Early mornings that never end
Sleepless nights of worry
Endless days of stress
It's not all just pain
Pep rallies, friends, make the days go by quick
Awesome teachers that help
Friends that are always there for you
Splash zones that make you cold seconds later
Games that make you watch at the edge of your seat
Support from all of your peers
Memories that will last
Reunions that will come before we all know it
Memories that will never fade
Narrative: Paying Attention
Rising as if it was coming towards me
Checking alarm, running late!
Again, as always
Rushing to get ready for school
Getting into the car and always realizing
that I forgot my phone
Racing back out to the car, when the
windshield washers accidentally are going off,
Trying not to speed, even while I'm busy trying to get my shoe on
Using my left foot to drive
Crazy amounts of traffic
Ding! as the light turns green
Left, Right, Left then I cross cautiously
Only when I cross, bang!
My car skids to a stop, spinning and spinning
Look up and see another car there wrecked next to me
Thank goodness she praises
Texting and driving is not okay
day after day, night after night
the times i've felt alone, afraid
sometimes yet confused, lost
you make me laugh, when I feel like crying
you help me up when I've fallen
you give me confidence
you give me happiness
being together, is the funniest time of day
laugh after laugh
and day after day
multiple people calling you the wrong name
People thinking you're the same person
often pulling pranks
in the end, always fun