Monday, March 26, 2012

We Real Cool

The poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendelon Brooks is known for how it captures the gritty realities of life in a big city.  Eighth grader Taylor M. had to meet challenge:  Adapt the poem to a poem that captures the gritty (or not so gritty) realities of life in the suburbs.  She had to maintain the same "snipped" rhythm and simple, truthful diction.

Here is the result:

She shops long.
He goes along.

She works hard.
He wrote a card.

She doesn't care.
He's never there.

She walks away.
He says "Okay."

If you are curious about the source of her inspiration, you can check out the original.