Coleâ€™s Poetry Anthology 2013
This poetry anthology is dedicated to my parents, because they have put me through school and I am grateful for that. Thanks Mom and Dad
All About Me: Identity connection to Anthology My poems connect to my identity with the 5 elements of Togetherness, freedom, sports, environment and not giving up. I chose these because they connect to my poems and my identity. The =irst poem is “Friendship is Friendship” By Sumedha Parihar because friendship is very important to me and I think it is one of the most powerful things because you can rely on each other when you have a real loyal friendship. This poem is in the category of Togetherness along with “Together We Will…” By Gita Ashok. This poem connects to my identity because togetherness is important during tough times and having someone by your side can make a big difference. Also saying that together we can do anything is really important to me. Another poem that =its into this category is “Brendon” By Cole D the poem I wrote connects to my identity because even though it is not obvious with the words in the poem I wrote it in the thought that I know I will be a loyal friend to him and he will be a loyal friend to me as well, I acknowledged his skills and that is important in a friendship. The next category is Freedom the poem in this category is “Absolute Freedom” By sunnieyd inquilab. “Absolute Freedom” connects to my identity because freedom is very important to me, I believe that freedom should be given to all people because I think that it can heal and make things better even for people who have a bad background or have done wrong in life. The next category is not giving up the =irst poem is “Fall” By Joyce Alcantara This poem connects to my life because it talks about if you fall you have to get back up and that in life there are struggles but you just have to push through because at the end of the line for people who have failed but did not give up, there is success. The next poem that falls under this category is “Courage” By Corey Fauchon this poem connects to me because courage is something really important to me because it has to do with not giving up and giving up is something I won’t do. You have to have courage to not give up. My fourth category is the environment, the =irst poem that falls under this category “River of Loss and Joy” By Cole D. This poem is part of my identity because of the =loods that happened in Calgary during spring of 2013. I was not directly affected by the =loods but what I saw was something I thought could never happen to our city, but it did and it made me think of how hard it must be for other people around the world where this happens more often. The next poem in environment is “Trees Alike to us” By Cole D, This poem connects to my identity because I think trees are so valuable to us humans in more ways than just paper and oxygen. But also because they are living things just like us and they might even help with someone’s sanity, because of the beauty of them. Some direct evidence is “Trees die just like us, they live and then fall”. My =inal category is sports, a poem in this category is “It’s Ball Season” By Cole D. This poem is part of my identity because football is about the brisk Autumn, being on the =ield when it’s so beautiful out and being with your friends, it changes who you are and that’s ball season. The last poem in this connection to anthology writing is “It’s Not Just a Game” By Cole D. This poem is a part of me because it is more than a game because football is about building leadership, community and enjoying being outside, I think that this poem also is part of me because playing quarterback and leading the team and being part of something bigger is a part of me.
My name is Cole it is of English Origin, it means victorious people and dark skinned. My name is like living up to a successful sibling, it can also be like your favourite team winning the Stanley Cup. It is like seeing fireworks on a warm summer night, it’s like an Olympic sprinter quick with only one syllable. One time in school we were discussing rocks and minerals. The teacher started talking about Coal, the fossil fuel and everybody laughed, and in that moment I could feel my heart stop because all the kids were calling me a rock or a mineral and I felt different. I hated being different. After that incident I actually liked it when the teacher said Coal because everyone would turn his or her attention to me and I liked being the center of attention like a Seal doing tricks at Sea World. I think my name suits me in some ways because when I was younger I was very competitive and I liked being victorious like my name. In Japanese my name is Kooru, it means the second son. I am the second son in my family so it makes sense. Sometimes I feel like my name is too short, like a little kid’s basketball hoop. My parents named me Cole because my Great Grandpa had a book and in that book it had our family tree, way back there was a man named Coleman and my parents liked the Cole part of the name. My name is like a sandwich with just the bread, I used to hate being different because my name was the same as a rock’s now I feel like I am the same as everybody else. My name has expectation and that’s ok because I play sports and in sports expectation is expected and that makes me unique so now I don’t feel the same as everyone else like a shining piece of gold amongst grey pebbles.
Bibliography “Absolute Freedom” - sunnieyd inquilab - http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/absolutefreedom-2/ Picture: h"p://ise)iretotherain.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/freedom/ “Friendship is Friendship” - Sumedha Parihar - http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/ friendship-is-friendship/ Picture: http://brucemctague.com/tag/togetherness “Together We Will…” – Gita Ashok - http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/together-we-will/ Picture: http://symphonynh.org/2013/05/stronger-together-part-two/people-holding-hands/ “Fall” - Joyce Alcantara - http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/you-will-never-see-mefall Picture: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/05/victory-day-2011/100063/ “Courage” - Corey Fauchon - http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/courage-50/ Picture: http://onlyhdwallpapers.com/military/war-guns-army-military-soldier-operators-gundesktop-hd-wallpaper-455241/
My Poems: “It’s Ball Season” – Cole DeJager Picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aheram/440478825/in/photostream/ “It’s Not Just a Game” – Cole DeJager Picture: http://www.country933.com/2013/04/19/fort-mcmurray-football-league-needsplayers/ “Trees Like Us” – Cole DeJager Picture: http://wapeyit.blogspot.ca/2012/05/trees.html “River of Loss and Joy” – Cole DeJager Picture: http://sandmanhotelgroup.wordpress.com/tag/bc-rivers-day/ “Brendon” – Cole DeJager Picture: Photo Credits: Brendon Hyra