Wordcraft: Sunrise on the Veld

Veld: Open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally classified by altitude into high veld, middle veld, and low veld. This term was used in Lessing’s story because The Sunrise on the Veld was the boy’s destination. His ultimate goal was to get to the Veld to see the sunset.


Eternal self: Self -realization is an expression used in psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and Eastern religions. The boy found himself in this adventure of his and found his feelings and what he cared about the most.


Triumphantly: in a way that shows great happiness or joy at a victory or achievement. Triumphantly was used for his achievement for getting away and getting to reach his goal.


Vigilant: keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. Lessing used this word for the boy who was vigilant for hours. Laying in his bed waiting and waiting, staying careful but also risking things.


Fastidious: Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. The boy was very fastidious and attentive about passing the dogs and making sure they don’t make any noise and don’t follow him so where he is going.

Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

A personification is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. An example of a personification is from the story  Sunrise on the Veld is, his brain had gripped the words and held them fast.


A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. An example of a metaphor from the story  Sunrise on the Veld is, He was a small boy again, kicking sulkily at the skeleton.


A paradox is a seemingly absurd or self contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. An example of paradox in the story Sunrise on the Veld is, “I am not for you- not just yet, Go Away”


A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. An example of a simile from the story Sunrise on the Veld is, “The whispering noise was faint and dry, like the rustling of a cast snakeskin.”


An Understatement is a presentation of something as being smaller or worse, or less important than it actually is. An example of an understatement in the story Sunrise on the Veld is at the start he said “I could walk all day and never tire.” but in end he was tired and walked heavily. He underestimated himself by thinking he could do it all but in the end he couldn’t do it.

Five Easy Pieces

The smooth hands ran across his paper

His fingers grasped around his pencil

The heat from his skin making his hands soft

As he’s about to write a poem


His hands couldn’t resist writing

As his fingernails were getting red as he was gripping the pencil tight

Finishing one page after another


Taking a break and getting feeling back into his palm

But only for a short amount of time

Before he got right back into writing


The hand kept moving and moving

Until hours later he had finished his task

And his hand was finally at rest


An Emotional Landscape (Lvov)

As people are boarding the plane at the airport

Children complaining about the wait

People receiving their suitcases and baggage

Not realizing the point of them being there


Journey’s are kind of like a dream

Breath taking and in others words beautiful

And along with all the family experiences

But for some it’s just a trip


Every journey has a beginning and an end

Their full of breathless adventures

It’s not about the destination
It’s about the journey that comes along with it


As we follow the destination routes

Different paths along the way make your trip more exciting

Stopping along the way for different things makes your trip more exciting

Which makes ur adventure a lot more like a journey

Translation: Idea to Image Poem – Gods home

A place nothing like the universe

Where there is peace and no sin

At which happiness and forgiveness exists

That’s the place we like to call God’s home


Where the love for you in unconditional

Somewhere where pain becomes no more

In time the emptiness inside you starts to fill

when the darkness inside you starts to fade away


A place where the hardest things become a lot more simple

Our after life becomes a lot more amusing

Where we get to watch over the ones who we left behind

And find the ones that left us behind


A place where your soul leads to you

Only because you earned it

But in the end it all comes down to two things

The amount of love and belief for God’s home

“I Didn’t Go on the Ski Trip” Poems

#1 The feeling of being free at last

     Like an open cage

     Left me with a smile on my face

     Happiness was in my heart and the feeling of being in a trapped room was gone

     Joy filled my face as I wave to every person seen in the streets

    Missing all the things I missed are all the things I look forward to

    Thinking about them fill me with hope about one day doing them again


#2  The dark sensation of being separated from my loved ones and my home

      Where there is no where out or no one to see

       A place of complete abandonment, loneliness and fear mixed with rage

       Somewhere where there’s a great amount of sorrow

       A place where one might feel alone or discriminated against

      Where bullies exist

       And a world that could change but with no hope of getting better

First Line Auction

They are all different

In a wide variety of ways

Some people are cruel and some are compassionate

But it’s what they chose to be


Different religions and languages can be chosen for you

But how you act is how you chose to behave for yourself

The kids laugh because somes different

But in reality they’re all the same


Each person has their own beliefs and cultures

Everyone is different in their own special way

Like a dream, people have different dreams

Not everyone are the same


Lifestyles and careers are incomparable

Which makes everyone’s personality different

Not everyone knows what you know

And not everyone acts the way you act


All the emotions people feel change everyday

Sad, Happy, Confused, or just Annoyed

They are not the same

And that’s what make people unique



Ten Minute Spill

In my dream there was the voice of my mother

Going on and on about do everything your very best

And I thought to myself can something bad just happen to me for once

5 minutes later I was having a new dream

We were climbing a cliff and a person was chasing me with a needle

And with strawberries in my hand it was hard to run and not drop anything

I dropped my berries and ran for the clouds

I heard a whir of the voice but didn’t recognize it

When I look back and he stopped where i dropped my berries

And licked one and then started to eat the others


My Blueprint- My Personality

INFPs are creative, artistic, idealistic and spiritual. They believe everybody is uniquely individual. Always optimistic, they focus their energy on remaining positive and follow their hearts when making a decision. They are spontaneous, quirky, and independent and use their personal beliefs and values as a guide for their actions.