My First Rap: “Trendz”

The Cover (designed by myself) for my new Single, "Trendz".

I haven’t been posting much recently. Thats because I’ve writing and working on a rap tune!

I have liked listening to rap for a long time, and I have written many poems (And after all, rap is poetry). So I decided to write my own rap. Have a listen to it on my blog “Geo-M’s Music Blog” here!

You can also check out my SoundCloud account here.

I hope you enjoy :-)

George

Longing Spring- A Poem

Here is a poem I wrote earlier for a Literacy writing project. I haven’t written any poems for a while, so it was sort of good to do one again :-)

Longing Spring

The weakened trees are drooping low

On that hill smothered with snow

Those trees that once stood bold and tall

Look as if any moment they could well fall

 

The children that just months ago would laugh and play

Now sit inside, beside their fires, all day

Sipping hot cocoa, warming their hands on the cup

Wishing the weather would brighten up

 

There was Christmas to look forward to, true

But what they really longed to do

Was play with friends of an afternoon, under the sun

‘Til a “dinner time” call came from their mum

 

They were stranded in a desert island in winter’s sea and

Spring’s grassy mainland nowhere to be seen

They wished away the days until the day

They could once more go outside to play

 

And they no longer now felt down and glum

Cos finally, finally, the Spring had come

And all of the boys and girls played happily under the sun

‘Til a “dinner time” call came from their mum

Why Do You Steal From Nature? – A Poem

I actually wrote this poem here to go with some photos which you can check out here on my Art Photography Blog.

Why Do You Steal From Nature?

Why do you steal from nature?

When nature is perfect!

And one of it beauties

Perhaps, it constantly changes.

Vainly attempt to preserve

Its brilliance

And do you feel better?

Oh do you?

Do you?

Or do you feel

GUILT

And is it still so glorious

When you’ve torn it from its place

On Earth

And its encased

Inside a block of glass

In a cabinet

In a draw

In a cupboard

In a room

In a house

In a street

In a city

In a landscape

Where nature is no longer to be seen.

And don’t you feel it was all in vain

Don’t you wish as you look upon what you’ve done

That you’d left nature alone.

Don’t you see, there’s no life left

Now inside that block of glass.

A species dead because of you.

And oh god, I am one of you…

And think.

If you hadn’t have

Hunted

Slaughtered

Hoarded

Hunted

Slaughtered

It wouldn’t have ended up like this.

Nature wouldn’t be scarred like this.

Species wouldn’t become extinct

Don’t you feel guilt?

Poem Published In Wordsmith, Creative Writing Mag

Found out yesterday that I’ve had my poem- The Winged Child, published in Wordsmith, a quarterly creative writing magazine for kids, in the “My Poems” section!! :D I got a years subscription to the mag online, and this is my second issue.

wordsmith poetry page blur

I am really enjoying the mag, especially the poetry and creative writing sections, but also the photo gallery. I would strongly advise any young writer to subscribe to this mag, which you can do here at Wordsmiths online site.

(You may have noticed that it says here I’m twel ve. I entered this poem just a week before my thirteenth birthday in February :-) )

The Best Moment Award

“Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered -
Savoring the experience of quality time.”

I’ve been nominated for the Best Moment Award!! Never received this one before. It’s pretty cool 8-) Thanks to Charles E. Yallowitz for nominating me :-)

RULES:

Winners re-post this starting with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next 15 people with this award! The re-post should include a NEW set of 15 people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

RESOURCES:

  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
  • Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

So… here are my nominees!

(I hope It’s okay, but I won’t be compiling a speech for this award, as I’m quite busy lately)

http://rubyh711.wordpress.com/

http://younglesonphotoblog.wordpress.com/

http://michaelqpowell.wordpress.com/

http://snaphappydj.wordpress.com/

http://steveboer.wordpress.com/

http://elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com/

http://alanpaulstevens.wordpress.com/

http://meladycooks.com/

http://joe2poetry.wordpress.com/

Day Dreamer Award

Right, I’ve been nominated for the Day Dreamer Award (Sounds like a suitable award for me :D )

Thanks to Tomas for the nomination! Looks like a cool award! Anyway, here are the rules of this award:

1) Upon receipt of this award, you are to take a mental vacation for five minutes. Gaze off into space, look out of the window, have yourself a wonderful day dream.

2) When you have returned from your day dream, you are required to take another one tomorrow.

3) Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

4) Award this to three (3) people. You can only pass on this award to three (3) people only.

I’m back from my daydream! Lol :D

Here are my three nominees:

http://overtimecook.com/

http://sherrisugarsnowshoes.wordpress.com/

http://inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com/

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

very inspiring blogger award

I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thanks to Jen for nominating me!

So, here are the rules of the award…

1.) Display the award logo on your blog.
2.) Link back to the person who nominated you.
3.) State 7 things about yourself.
4.) Nominate 15 4 ( :-) ) bloggers for this award.
5.) Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by pingback.

Ok, so seven things about myself:

1. I am extremely impatient… I often try to “run before I can walk”, as they say :-)

2. Racism disgusts me, and makes me feel very sad

3. I love to play on my Wii, especially Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart, and Resident Evil (a zombie shooter; It’s pretty awesome :-) ) I’m looking forward to getting LEGO Lord Of The Rings!

4. A few of my favourite book series were His Dark Materials, Sebastian Darke and Percy Jackson. I am also currently reading the Kane Chronicles (written by the author of Percy Jackson), which are pretty awesome! Also, I am reading the first book in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, so with any luck, I’ll be finished them in a few decades :-)

5. I love Marzipan!!! :-) I got some for Christmas, and I’m now on the last packet :eek: (I had two packets)

6. We never have cereal and milk for breakfast… haven’t done now for years. We either have Mum’s homemade yoghurt (I’m officially her yoghurt-making-apprentice now, btw :-) ) with berries and granola and coconut cream, porridge with maple or syrup, or egg on toasted bun with bacon. We usually take in turns to have each of these meals. Yoghurt, Porridge, Cooked Breakfast, Yoghurt, Porridge, Cooked Breakfast, but recently, It’s been so cold, we’ve had to stop out the yoghurt a bit! :-)

7. Our family eat very well… really all thanks to Mum and Dad’s research; reading books and going online. There are many secrets about food which many are yet to know, but I believe that people are beginning to realize that It’s not the fat they should be avoiding… It’s the sugar. Okay, so you probably think I’m talking crap, right? :D Well, believe me, I’m not! (BTW, If you read Woman’s Weekly (No, I certainly do not read Woman’s Weekly! … My gran does :-) ), you may have come across, a few weeks ago, a very interesting article on what I am talking about. Also, Mum has been reading a brilliant book, called Fat Chance. You really should read it. It is fantastic.

Anyway, enough rambling already :-) …

Here are my nominees:

  1. http://fiveandspice.wordpress.com/
  2. http://petra365.wordpress.com/
  3. http://hollyheir.wordpress.com/
  4. http://dawnofpaleo.wordpress.com/

Gladiator- A Short Story

The clammy-handed guard shoved him face down into the soft, pale sand of the arena. He rose slowly, the gates crashing shut behind him. He stumbled further into the arena, spitting the sand out of his mouth, disgusted. A horn sounded sharply from somewhere above, and looked up to see, besides where the emperor sat on his jeweled throne, a muscular man, his lips to a broad golden horn. Claudius put his hand to the sword at his belt in anticipation. For a moment, nothing happened. Then, at the opposite end of the arena, a large black gate grinded open. There was a growl, and a huge winged beast pounded into the arena, hungry and slathering. It had the head and mane of a lion, the muscular torso of a bull, and a hissing cobra as a tail. Two blood-red wings shot from Its back. Claudius gulped, bracing himself. You’ve defeated the others he told himself, You can defeat this one… how do you expect to defeat the Ultimate… and to gain your freedom, If you can’t defeat this guy. “The Ultimate” was the Emperor’s prized beast. He had only heard stories… Few had faced “The Ultimate”, and even fewer had lived to describe it… At the other end of the arena, the beast lifted Its huge head and sniffed the air. Then growling, it turned to Claudius. Claudius drew his sword. Calmly and boldly, he stepped forwards. The beast roared, displaying a jaw of gleaming fangs. It scraped the sand beneath its feet with an ink black hoof, like a bull would before It charged. Claudius took a deep breath… The beast charged.

Surprised at the beast’s speed, Claudius rolled across the sand, barely avoiding the tongue of the snake as it lashed out at him viciously. The beast skidded to a halt, turning back round to face him, roaring and baring Its fangs. It charged again. This time, Claudius was ready. As he jumped out of the way of the charge, he lunged at the beast’s rear, and brought his sword down, slicing the hissing snake clean off the beast’s torso. To his disgust, the snake continued to writhe and hiss. It slithered towards him, tongue flashing angrily. Meanwhile, the beast had recovered, and was readying for another attack. It charged. Speedily, Claudius grabbed a firm hand around the snake’s neck, hoisting it into the air. Then, dodging the beast’s charge, he threw himself onto the beast’s back, making it roar with anger. He whipped the snake viciously across the creature’s muscular back, making it cry out in pain.

“Hi-ya! Hi-ya!” he cried, lashing the beast again, guiding it slowly up, past the crowds of people in the audience, past shocked and awed faces. He flew up and up, past an infuriated emperor, who fell backwards off his grand throne as the beast, Claudius aback it, passed closely, then continued to soar up, up and into the clear blue skies.

THE END

I wrote this story on 29th January for a Literacy assignment. I hope you had as much fun reading it as I had writing it (… which was a lot, by the way :-) )

* If anyone want’s the E-book of Gladiator- A Short Story,  email dlloyd189@gmail.com or leave a comment here!

Writing A Fantasy Novel + The Kane Chronicles: “The Red Pyramid”

I am currently planning the plot and characters of a fantasy novel set in a magical new world with lush green hills, bountiful crops and blooming forests. Both Elves and Dwarves are included in the tale, as well as many of my own mythical beasts, which I have created many ideas for (I may hold a vote sometime in the near future, to decide which beasts I will use in the novel!)

I apologize for the lack of posts recently, but I have been spending a lot of time writing plans, as well as reading a book called “The Red Pyramid”, written by Rick Riordan, the author of one of my favourite book series: Percy Jackson. (I’ll have a review for this soon!) I so have done little art, poetry, and what with the snow we’ve not been out much, but It has thawed now, and we may be going to Wolferton on Friday, so maybe I’ll have some new photos to show you! :-)

Yesterday, I wrote a short story (First one I’ve written successfully, i.e. without ditching the “Short Story” idea and trying to turn it into a novel). I wrote it for my English, and I’ll probably be sharing it sometime over the next few days! :-) It’s about how a Gladiator named Claudius defeats a mythical monster (Of my creation), and gains his freedom from the arena early… but I’ll say no more. Maybe I’ll share it with you tomorrow!

1000 Likes On My About Me Page! YIPPPPEEEEE!

about me 2013 finished

I’ve finally got 1000 likes on my About Me Page! :-) Now, when I started, I never would have thought my blog would have got 1000 likes, let alone my About Me page! In fact, I was scared I wouldn’t get any likes! :eek: But as the likes on my About Me page rose rapidly, reaching 100, then 200, then 300, to then sit at 970, I made it my goal to get 1000 likes on it! And the day has come! Thank you to everyone who’s checked out my About Me page, and to everyone who’s commented, and liked it! :-)