Photographing for New Rap Cover

I have been photographing for the cover of my latest rap “Bright and Early”. I photographed my bedroom clock to fit in with the line of my first verse “Get up about six-oclock/Cos time is tickin’ away, tick tock tick tock” and the alarm bell merged into my beat near the beginning of the rap.

Here’s my finished cover and underneath, my new track!

BNE Cover Small Cropped n Darkened

My Twenty-Thirteen

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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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/

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!