Figures of speech – Sunrise on the Veld

Posted: 16th June 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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Personification – The grass stood on its shoulders. How can grass stand without any legs or feet.

Paradox – Dogs running free. The dogs are not free it may appear that way but in all reality the canines are under the control of their master, who in this case was a 15 year old boy.

Hyperbole – I could walk forever and never tire. This what he thinks but he cannot walk for an eternity and if he can why does he need to sleep. Why doesn’t he go to the woods earlier.

Simile – The marbles he had, represented the years that had past.

Metaphor -The boy kicking sulkily at the skeleton

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incredulous – A person or something unable or unwilling to believe something. In relation to the context of the short story this occurs when the boy finds the deer being eating alive he confirms with himself over and over that it was not his fault. It was natures way and he should not interrupt it.

Vigilant – Keeping a careful watch for danger, the context for this is found when the boy is sleeping but his mind is watching all movements around him like a hawk.

Eternity – Eternity is related to the context of the story when the boy acts hubris about himself and how he can run for an eternity.

Foliage – This is the build up of leaves, trees and other debris. When the boy goes walking through the dark tunnel of foliage.

Triumph – This means a great victory or achievement.  The boy feels triumphant, hubris and even in control over mother nature.



Found Poem 1

Posted: 5th April 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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Do you understand English
What is the purpose of your visit
Where do I buy the Nike shoes
People don't read the signs

Would you like to eat to bite
There cheap and long and usually about men killing each other
That's something a man like you will never understand
You've been inhaling to many cleaning products

I wait
What do you wait for
Why do you wait for so long
Where to expect to find what you've been waiting for
Who has what your waiting for

I wait

First Line Auction – He Walked Alone

Posted: 5th April 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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Stumbling around a back alley
Crying because his heart was broken
He tried to drink the pain away
He tried but did not succeed

He is now on a main road
In dark clothing
He still has no idea where he is
In the distance he can sees
  A reflection of a red light on the ground

He turned around and a car just missed him
He starts walking again
He is now facing traffic
The possibility of him dying increases greatly with every drink

As he rounds the corner 
He is blinded by the light
He is hit by a half ton
He walked alone

Translation: Idea to Image Poem

Posted: 5th April 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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The rage inside me builds up like a wildfire fueled by gasoline
The anger just bursts out
The agony is unbearable
I don't know how I'm going to make it 
I cannot control myself 
I cannot go without inhaling 
I cannot function without 
I cannot be happy without
I need ecstasy

The pain is overwhelming 
But it's the only way I can escape it
I'm never going to get better
No one likes me
I am  not worth it
My well being might as well be history
I can't do it anymore
I've held on as long as I could
I quit

An Emotional Landscape

Posted: 3rd April 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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As I drive down an old back road
The sunset so gorgeous over the slough 
Out run six deer, three dose and two fawns
They all look at me 

I turn the truck off, slowly start walking in their direction
Not even the fawns moved a muscle 
When I got within twenty feet they started coming to me 
I reached out my hand to one of the dose, a fawn ran underneath and allowed me to pet it

Soon I had all six deer around me
About twenty minutes passed by, it was getting dark
 So I said my goodbyes and was off

Ten Minute Spill

Posted: 3rd April 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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As the wind whirs past my hair
Some cauliflower clouds roll in 
They remind me of my mother's homemade cauliflower casserole
As I walk hallway at the doctor's office
Try to act brave like a lion, but truly I am petrified inside 
The needle is tenderly put into my arm
I am told I will be allowed to eat all the strawberries I want
 As long as we don’t fall off a cliff on the way home

Five Easy Pieces

Posted: 31st March 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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Her hands as soft as a kitten 
Fur running through her fingers 
Her hand again strokes the kitten from head to tail
The kitten begins to purr
Her eyes were fireflies, but with an evil look 
They shine bright like the northern lights over the Alaskan mountains
Her eyes were bright blue, they reminded me the lone wolf with the same look in his eye
She was my only true friend, but we don’t seen each other
She promised me this would be the last time I see her
I look into her bright blue eyes and ask her 
“Why is that” 
With a tears falling off of her face she stares right back and says 
“I’m  leaving now… bye” 

Blackfoot USA

Posted: 10th February 2017 by dallen in Uncategorized
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When I first started looking for the Blackfoot reserve I had found one in Idaho and in Alberta, I first assumed it was the one in Alberta as it was closer but then I seen Blackfeet reserve which caught my attention. While I zoomed in and out I seen Blackfoot pop out at me. It is only an hour and a half  away from Coutts AB. Blackfoot is about 10 hours away from Salt Lake City. Salt Lake has many attractions for both tourists and those who call Salt Lake home such as multiple ski hills, art galleries, and or museums etc.Image result for blackfeet reservation map The Blackfeet reserve is one of the largest reserves in North America. It holds over 22,000 people in the three communities. They are known to be fierce warriors and never back down from a fight. The last and probably most important part of their culture would be the legends of the stars, the one story that has stayed in my mind was the story about the great elk. It goes something like this, one day a young man about 16 years old was out looking for food when he seen a great elk, he then put an arrow through the elk. After he finished skinning him he stretched his hide out as far as he could, it soon started to tear he stopped, then he threw it up into the sky and you could see all the stars. 

My Blueprint – Interest questions

Posted: 9th December 2016 by dallen in Uncategorized
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I once again agree with this survey 100% as I consider myself to not enjoy the fake or exaggerated moments in shows or movies. I’d rather watch a documentary about animals as I love animals, one day I hope to go volunteer at this place in British Columbia called Hope for Wildlife  here they rehabilitate animals and allow them to live the rest of their life in the wild where they belong. I also try to be as straight as I can be with someone (even though this can backfire when selling something) I find it much more humbling to be honest with somebody even if I know it’ll hurt their feelings. Honesty is the best policy. My second interest is social which I also concur with. I also have ability to start small talk with anyone as I just find it polite to ask someone how they are doing. I also love talking (if you haven’t noticed already) my family extremely dislikes the fact I talk so much especially when my sisters favourite show is on. I always go on the computer at that time to see what deals I can find. I’m always asking my dad about certain motors that are in trucks as I want the most under the hood for the least amount of dough.