WELCOME

by Chandler Rogers

CWC is a club where students at the RFP get a chance to write poems, stories, and plays. In CWC we also get a chance to read famous poems and stories.

CWC is important to the RFP because it gives the us a chance to learn about the history of literature and gives us a chance to write poems, stories, and plays of our own.

You should really read the poems, stories, and plays that we share on this blog, as they are really good and we would really appreciate if you really did. Really.

CWC is a really good space for Freedom Fellows to write about anything we want to. In the Fall, the CWC went to Mississippi Grounds and finished writing our first play. That trip was good because it gave us a chance to write in a different environment and drink some expensive drinks.

This semester, we will be workshopping our poems, stories, and narrative nonfiction to publish on this blog. Stay tuned for our first official post next week. Our play from the Fall is available on the website, and it is great – Lost and Confused in the System.

Thanks for your support, and keep on reading…

Chandler

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NO HOPE

By Shawanna Funches

I have no hope in life
I say to myself I’m a disappointment
It feels like that sometimes
To me it brings anger
To others it brings them something to gossip about
I look in my mom’s eyes
I see pain and sorrow
I just can’t wait for tomorrow
I listen to my favorite song all day everyday
It inspires me
Better day than yesterday / i just take it day by day / never hearing what they say i just do it my way / By sza
That song makes me have hope
What i do in school compares to home is different
My sister tries hard to make me express my feelings out loud
But i don’t want no dealings
I know I’m human but somethings you just have to let go
Not me
I can’t let go
I barely can forgive somethings
You call me disrespectful, disobedient, spoiled and rotten
I call it saying what’s true, correcting your mistakes so nobody cant hold that against you
I don’t look at people as adults
But they are
I look at them as people who are like me just with high standards and everyone being scared of them
It’s no hope
My dad gets angry at me because i have attitudes
Why not ask why
Why not try talking
You just assume everyone is happy
But not I
There is no hope
Tough love isn’t love all the time
Knowing you being there isn’t nothing like understanding why you there
I just want somebody to understand me for once
You don’t get me i always get blamed
People only tell you what they want you to hear but not the whole story.
That’s the same for me and i know that it’s no hope
So why cry

UNTITLED

by Takyra Walker

Percent
The sky is blue
Rain drops are clear
Paper is white and blue
Table is brown
Red and white and blue
My jacket is grey and white
Tissue is white
My hair is blonde
Kaka’s jacket is black and white
Adidas
Jordans nike
Puma
Window is dirty and clear
Clearfruit is horrible
Meat is good for you!
Curtain
Apple laptop
Apple keyboard

Queen
Baby cj
Trey
Armon
Parker
Jas
Tae
Von
Em
Chex mix
Doritos
Hot cheetos
West
Bolivar
Eagles
Basketball
Team
Braids
Shoes
Cup
Plate
iphone 8
Iphone 7
Iphone 6
Iphone 5
Iphone 4

Walker
Fortney
Edwards
Funches
Black
White
Mix
All
About
Me
Butter
Flies
Fries
Hot
Wings
Fried
Chicken
Ham
Turkey
Meat
Chrome
Book
Apple
Booklets
K3
K2
K1

Projects
Purple
Black
Navy blue
Sky blue
Pink
Red
Orange!
Drama
No smoking!
Yellow
Loud
Quiet
Plant
Garden
Stars
Nature
Dirt
Pen
Pencil

I
Hear
A
House
Phone
Marker
School house
Kiwi
Pineapple
Grapes
Peach
Car
Truck
House
Ground
Kids
Play
Pool
Slide
Slip
Baseball
Field
Court
House
Food
Place

Bathtub
Mud
Trampoline
Music
Crayons
Break
Express
Yourself
Meetings
Kitchen
Dining room
Rocks
Map
Worldwide
Beta
Club
Gym
Music
Class
Piano
Compass
Chuck E. Cheese
Run
And shoot

Walmart
Krogers
Sonic
Popeyes
Taco
Bell
BMWi8
Bully
Free
Me
Blush
My favorite color is
The moon is a full moon
The car will not start
Testing will start tomorrow on Friday
Life-savers are the best candy on the
World
They call me Tk & K3 but at school
They call me by my real name which is
Lowkey annoying but I really don’t have
A problem with that because im use
To it–

At school I call my teachers by their
Last name with “Ms.” in the front to be respectful

Jacoby druk out of my
Fruit juice so he have to
Replace it tomorrow!

Our graduation is a long way from here which is kind
Of shocking

West Bolivar elementary
May day play day

My favorite tv shows is:
Black Panther
Today is
A beautiful day
My graduation date is on May 2019
My brother named his child June!
Water is good for the body parts
Punch is my favorite drink
Mansions are my favorite type of houses

My bestfriend is Kaka
My brother name is Jaquaylan
Favorite celebrity is Clarence (clarebear)
My dream car is a jeep
Math is my favorite subject
Edgenuity is a website to pull your grade up
Double Quick is a place to get food from
Keshun is my son

A WEEK IN BALTIMORE

by Chandler Rogers
A week in Baltimore
how does that feel
getting on a plane will
make you feel like you’re gonna die
but this my third time so
that was a piece of cake

Being in Baltimore
will make you feel so entergetic and happy
because you get to see new
things instead of seeing
that same little broke down town
everyday

Meeting different people will
make you feel like wow
I’ve never seen you before
Instead of seeing the same faces
everyday.

Staying in a three story
house will make you feel like,
dang this is different from my house
and what? it has a basement too
but dang they live
the healthy Life Style.

Tryna get the statesmen to fix
the school will have you like,
please help us we poor
we need money but
we said it in a professional way

Meeting a basketball player
have you like, o my god he shake
my hand. I nearly passed out
when Karl Anthony Towns
shake my hand

Seein’ different schools will
make you feel like man why
we can’t have that how they
get teachers

CHASING THE SKY

by Shawanna Funches 

We all dream big dreams
but who are we?
We stand strong everyday with the word lead
We fight, cry, and maybe bleed
To try to be fine
But all we trying to do is chase the sky
Some of us reek with love
But it’s frustrating all the time to be disciplined
I think if we just try a little more…

We have people to make us stand still and help us
With our work, instead of flying laying free with the dirt
Some people need to know this information
But how?
Things with us, we do different
Black fist up
All lies
Down
POW POW
No we not backing down now
This take courage to walk across
The bridges
Re-introducing the things that were important
But forgotten
This action we taking isn’t a joke
And now that I’m chasing the sky
I know that I am woke

COMFORT

by Chelsy McKenzie

I’m ready to go home and get in my bed
but  my bed be acting ignorant
it always wanna sit at home
and I’m not in it

What does it takes for me to get to my bed
My bed is calling my name
like, do you hear it calling me too
or are you just playing games

I ain’t seen my bed in 4 days
but my bed really comforts me
it’s so soft and stuffy
it even helped me make history

my history is my track life
my bed helped me with that
it comforts me after the track meet
it even comes with a mat

I was at the track meet all weekend
and was really worried about my bed
I was worried about how I was gonna get to it
and the things that it said

after I leave here today
I will be going home to my bed
cause after these long, long 4 days
my bed needs to be fed

 

DEAR ZEBRA

by Shawanna Funches

I couldn’t help but see you passing through.
How come you have black stripes?
Aw, my bad I didn’t know you were white.

How come I can’t be like you?
Bringing different colors together and making it all through.
Your colors are odd, why white and black?
It caught my eye it’s so fascinating that I forgot you were fat.

Stop hiding dear Zebra, I don’t bite.
Can you come with me to show everybody that these colors can blend, the color black and white.


Dear Zebra where is your family, are you the only one.
I wish I would meet all of them, we’ll probably bond.
I know my color may scare you, but please be nice.
It’s bad enough people that’s black like me are barely all right.

But can I ask you a question dear zebra?
Have many people of my kind come near?
It’s getting dark and my mom told me not be out all night.

Am I going see you again?
I really don’t want this to end.
Don’t forget to swing by my town so people can really see that black and white can really blend.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

by Arthor Hall

How can sleep effect the everyday lives of people. Sleep is one of the most important things people need in life. It can cause more productive thoughts and ideas throughout the day. It can greatly impact your mood and attitude during the day. It also can improve social skills and heighten self-esteem. I’m going to go into detail on this three benefits of sleep.

It is recommended to get eight to ten and a half hours of sleep every night. I say I get six and less hours of sleep. This is very bad for a student-athlete, who is extremely active throughout the day. Also, for just people in general too. All of this lack of sleep can cause a for sure decrease in productive thoughts and ideas throughout the day. From my personal experience, if i get less than six hours of sleep i till to fell asleep in class, which terminates the ability to product productive thoughts and ideas. This can also decreases energy throughout sports or any physical exercise.

I think for me and teenagers to get more hours of sleep, we must get off of our phones and any other electronics at night. It is proven that electronics keep your brain alert and wake you up. I think to cut this out we must turn off electronics fifteen minutes before we go to sleep to get the necessary eight to ten hours of sleep. Which can cause more productive thoughts and ideas throughout the day.

THE SNITCH

by Zakayla Fortney 

Chelsy: I’m finna tell mama on you!
Kyra: What you mean tell mama
Chelsy: You know what you did, don’t act slow
Kyra: Seriously Chelsy what are you talking about
Chelsy: I’m finna tell her you had a party last week and they didn’t even know
Kyra: CHILL OUT Chelsy we can work this out
Chelsy: Fine, but you have to do 3 things for me…
Kyra: ugh…what do you want Chelsy?
Chelsy: umm, I want to go get my nails done, I want 25 dollars, and I want you to buy me them jordans that just came out.
Kyra: WHAT…are you kidding me Chelsy
Chelsy: Do it or I will tell mama…say you will do it in 3 seconds.
Kyra: WAIT!
Chelsy: 3…
Kyra: PLEASE WAIT!
Chelsy: 2…
Kyra: Please don’t tell
Chelsy: 1…
Kyra: CHELSY!
Chelsy: MOM!
Kyra: okay fine i’ll do it

 

WHAT AM I

By Chandler Rogers

I’m round and wild
I represent something powerful
I move in two

After I’m done I become one
I’m quiet as a suburban area
I have a Wavy line down the middle of me
that separate me into two
then I turn black and white
I have a dot on each side of me

What am I
I’m a Ying Yang sign
and I represent peace