Freewrites by Felicia

Freewrites by Felicia

Alexandra Diaz

Nelson has come up with her fair share of excuses for not having her homework done, as her song parody suggests.

Felicia Nelson, Creative Writing

Passion, growth and change
Heart heats up
Eyebrows rise,
Mouth corners pull out,
Cheeks spread apart,
Teeth start to show,
You watch and feel
As your body makes a copy
Of another’s smile.
 
Growth and Change
Language Arts to English,
Writing grows with me
French to Faith Children’s Home,
Writing moves with me
Largo Library to Teen Ink,
Writing works with me
Blue veins turn to gold,
Writing lifts me up
 
Laugh Out Loud 
Eyes water, stomach hurts,
Rolling on the floor, feet in the air,
Face turns red, can’t breathe
Laugh about boys, giggle at girls
Comedic closets, chaotic car rides
Doesn’t matter,
Just
Laugh-out-loud.
 
50 Ways to Fail Tonight
My head is paralyzed
My brain is oversized
I’ll get some sleep now like I should
This essay’s killing me
But I need at least a “B”
This puts me in such a bad mood!
 That’s cool but if the teacher asks for it I’m gonna say
 It was shredded by the lawn mower
Chewed up by my rabbit
Left at home on my desk out of habit
Help me help me, excuses aren’t gonna fly!
It burned up on the stovetop
Swirled down the shower drain
Homework puts my head in so much pain!
Help me help me, I’m all out of lies
And ways to fail tonight
 
My hands still feel the sting
From typing everything
Someday I’ll put this off no more (put off no more)
They think I’m Superman
But I’ve done all I can!
These five paragraphs are such a bore!
 
That’s cool but if the teacher asks for it I’m gonna say
 
It was stolen by my brother
Sold for a quarter
My little sister colored it with a marker
Help me help me, excuses aren’t gonna fly!
It blew away in the hurricane
Used as a napkin
I really don’t wanna get caught acting!
Help me help me, I’m all out of lies
And ways to fail tonight
 
I wanna get straight A’s and honors too
And to make it happen I know I need to
Work…but I don’t want to!
 
That’s cool but if the teacher asks for it I’m gonna say
That’s cool but if the teacher asks for it I’m gonna say
 
It was shredded by the lawn mower
Chewed up by my rabbit
Left at home on my desk out of habit
Help me help me, excuses aren’t gonna fly!
It burned up on the stovetop
Swirled down the shower drain
Homework puts my head in so much pain!
Help me help me, I’m all out of lies
 
It was stolen by my brother
Sold for a quarter
My little sister colored it with a marker
Help me help me, excuses aren’t gonna fly!
It blew away in the hurricane
Used as a napkin
I really don’t wanna get caught acting!
Help me help me, I’m all out of lies
And ways to fail tonight