Cats in the Cradle

My child arrived just the other day  

He came to the world in the usual way

But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay

He learned to walk while I was away

And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew

He’d say, I’m gonna be like you, dad

You know I’m gonna be like you

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, dad?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day

He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play

Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today

I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay

And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed

Said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah

You know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, dad?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day

So much like a man I just had to say

Son, I’m proud of you

Can you sit for a while?

He shook his head, and he said with a smile

What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys

See you later

Can I have them please?

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, son?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away

I called him up just the other day

I said, I’d like to see you if you don’t mind

He said, I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time

You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kid’s got the flu

But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad

It’s been sure nice talking to you

And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me

He’d grown up just like me

My boy was just like me

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you coming home, son?

I don’t know when

But we’ll get together then

You know we’ll have a good time then

The audio was poor quality because I was using a chrome book. There was the sound of rain falling in the background, which cause a bit of interruption. My tone wasn’t the best but it was alright. The song was different when reading the lyrics, because when you sing the song you don’t pay attention to the real meaning of the lyrics.

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Figures of Speech: Sunrise on the Veld

Juxtaposition- “And, as he drew  in hid breathe and pity and terror seized him.” Pity and Terror are different images and put beside each other with contrasting effect.

Personification- The grass stood on his shoulders. Grass cant stand without feet and legs.

Symbolism- counting marbles. Marbles represents the years passing by.

Simile- Air smell like challenge. You can’t smell challenge.

Alliteration- he Smiled Scornfully. It has the same letter at the beginning of the word.

 

Word Craft: Sunrise on the Veld

Stoic- Enduring pain and showing no emotion or keeping a straight face. “Suffering, sick, and angry, but also grimly satisfied with his new stoicism.” The boy was grimly satisfied while watching the seething black mound grown smaller. The boy was satisfied watching the poor creature, was finally was put on  its misery. Enduring pain is difficult to achieve, It’s like taking an arrow and smiling at the same time.

Vigilant- being alert of your surroundings for possible danger. “Remaining vigilant all night and counting the hours as he lay relaxed in sleep.” There’s another part of our mind, that keep us alert even unconscious. It keeps us aware of our surroundings.

Free Running- The dog was free running but it’s really not free. The owner trained the dog and the owner actually let the dog to run free.

Eternity- Like a child learning the word eternity. Most of us heard the word before, but don’t really know what it means. Eternity is infinite or unending time, when you die the time will still tick.

Fatality- “The knowledge of fatality, of has to be, had gripped him and for the first time of his life.”  The boy is witnessing fatality for the first time in his life. Fatality is when a cause of death by accident in war or a disease. The buck was getting devoured by the ants causing the fatality to the buck.

 

Alone

 

Alone in a forest,
Dark and nobody in sight,
I cried,
The clouds turned black,
And it started raining,
Tears running down my face,
Hoping to see someone,
I closed my eyes,
The rain shuts down,

I opened my mouth,
And screamed,
But there is no noise coming out,
I opened my eyes,
And realized I’m nobody.

 

Ten Minute Spill

As I hear a whirring noise from the distance,
I hear my mothers voice,
As I eat the pancake and strawberry she made,
As I lick the syrup off my plate,

My mother will do everything for me,
She would save me from falling off a cliff,
She would touch the clouds for me,
She's brave as a lion,
Except when I get a needle,
Because it keeps me safe.

 

Light and Dark

A grocery bag floating in the wind,
In the darkness and light,
Not knowing which sides to land,
The fear of being unsure which sides you belong,
The fear of you being in the same side,
The fear you have is only an illusion,

Stand up and let your heart takeover that fear,
And once you finally find the answer,
You can allow God into your heart,
 Allow your heart to trust God,
Allow your heart to find something new,
No matter which sides you pick God will be there for you,

 

 

First Line Auction

On a warm summer night with a chilly breeze,
Chilling by the ocean shore,
Wondering what's under the ocean,
The land we are standing right now is cruel,
Violence, The voices, and danger,

Wondering if the ocean is a better place, 
Calm, quiet and peaceful, 
Staying inland makes the voices louder and louder,
I wonder if going into the ocean,
Makes the voices disappear.

 

 

Five Easy Pieces

Her hands were smooth like cotton,
The leaves touching her hands calmly,
Her hands absorbs all the wind blowing,
The flowers blossom when she opens her hand,

Her hand touched my hair,
She run her fingers through my hair,
She touched my head with care,
The leaves dancing with the wind,

Her palm touches my palm,
I asked her "Who are you?",
Her palm left my palm,
Her hand slowly fading away,
I asked her once again "What are you?",
The hand vanishes in to the leaves,
As all the leaves turn brown.

Emotional Landscape

Walking on the sidewalk,
Waiting for the snow to melt,
The season now is spring but the winter won't let go,
The love and emotion, that I had experience to that place is memory,

The person in that place, provide me food to eat and water to drink,
The place kept me safe every day and night,
I dreamed to that place, I wake up to that place,
It is a place I call home.