Saturday, February 28, 2009


I am in the middle of a time of frustration. I am trying to study for my Biology test and I feel like I am beating my head against a brick wall. So what do I do? I sit down and put pencil to paper and write about it. I find this helps me get some of the anger out. So here is my poem.


Notecards scattered over the desk,
Staring back at me.

My brian curled up in the corner.
Rocking back and forth.

I pace the room.
I am a child again.

I pick up the square.
Force it into the hole.

It just won't fit.
Square in circle.

Notecards won't give me what I need.
Information for the test.

I continue to jam the information into my brain.
Square in circle. I will triumph yet.

February 28, 2009
Kayla Goodwin

Thursday, February 26, 2009

In the Library

Well, I can't post an old poem just yet, which means that there will be 2 post for today. I was going to post after I got home from school, but my first class (math 100) got cancelled and so I had to come to the library and kill time, before my next class (english 101). So I am now going to post the edited version of Earthquake.

Earthquake (Edited)

Walls tremble!
Items fall off theri shelves.
Dogs yelp. Cats meow.
People awaken.
They have no idea what is happening.
Plates shatter.
Items quiver.
When it ends, it seems like a dream.
This never happens in the South.
Walls trembled!
Items fell off their shelves.
Dogs yelped. Cats meowed.
People were awakened.
They had no idea what had happened.
Plates shattered.
All this occurred in the early hours of the morning.
Some people were unaware.
Walls will tremble.
Items will fall off their shelves.
Dogs will yelp. Cats will meow.
When an earthquake comes to town.

Kayla Goodwin

I will post the old poem for today when I get home after my last class. Hope you enjoy this newly edited poem. I know I had fun revising it. I am really liking this whole project. It makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So I have taken the time and edited the poem I posted yesterday, and already I am amazed at how much more mature I am now than I was then, when it comes to my writing. I have discovered the importance of having a thesaurus by my side and having a larger vocabulary. I used to be so simple minded, but now I can take those simple ideas and make them into something less childlike. I love this experiment that I am doing. 

So without further ado here is my poem as it is now. 

Friendship (Edited)

Friendship is a ship that sails on Life's ocean.
It's passengers are the friends.
Some days the waves are very tranquil,
While other days the waves are turbulent.

The vessel travels along the sea,
While the companions continue to hold on.
Whenever times get rough,
The shipmates work together.

Life's ocean is never ending.
Along the way, however, there are harbors.
At certain harbors friends come on board.
While at others some mates say good-bye.

As this boat travels on,
We learn an important lesson.
There are those few companions that never leave our sides;
Those are the ones we should always cling to. 

Now I will put up an old poem. This is what my post will look like from now on. I will post the edited poem first then I will post another old poem. So here is the old poem. 

Earthquake (Original)

Walls shake, things fall off shelves. 
Dogs bark, cats meow.
People wake up.
They don't know what it is.
Plates brake.
Things sake.
As soon as its over it seems like a dream.
In the south the people are amazed.
Walls shook, things fell off shelves. 
Dogs barked. Cats meowed.
People woke up.
They didn't know what it was.
Plates broke.
Things shook.
This all happened at 4:00 A.M.
Most people didn't know.
Walls will shake, things will fall off shelves.
Dogs will bark, cats will meow. 
When an earthquake comes to town.

This poem was inspired by the fact that we had a small earthquake in my home town. I live in Alabama so this is a very rare occurrence. I slept through it, but many people were awoken by it. It really wasn't that big, but it was still cool. I just wish I hadn't slept through it. So I guess that does it for today's post. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Idea

Ok, so I am really getting bored with just putting up what has happened during the day with me, and I'm sure that you are too. So I have decided to put up an old poem and then the next day I will try to edit it somehow. Even if it is just a word here and there. This will not only help with my writing skills, but maybe perhaps help you see what it is like to truly write. So for today I will just post an old poem. *goes to find an old poetry book*

Here goes. 
The first poems I will do will be from when I was in 7th grade. I didn't put dates on my poetry then so I will not know exactly when I wrote these, but I do know I was about 13 or 14 when I wrote them. I think I will just go in order.


Friendship is a ship that sails on Life's ocean,
And the passengers are the friends.
Somedays the waves are very calm,
And other days the waves are choppy.

The ship sails across the sea,
With friends who keep holding on.
When times become tough,
The friends work together.

There is no end to Life's ocean,
Although there are some harbors.
On some harbors some friends get on,
On other harbors some friends get off.

There are some friends that always stay on board,
Those are the ones to hold on to. 

Kayla Goodwin

I do believe this will be an interesting journey.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This weekend

Well this weekend has been very interesting. 
Friday: Mom and I cleaned up around the house and then at about 3 I went to Michael's. We had chicken alfredo, corn and green beans. Then we went and saw Sweeny Todd (the play) at JSU. It was really good. I came back home and went to bed. 
Saturday: Mom, Dad, and I went to a yard sale down the road. It was actually at an old abandoned school. Well, actually the school is not abandoned. The guy that was running the yard sale is living in the school. His name is Piere. (Not sure how to spell it.) Then we went down to this new thrift store down the road. We came back home and made a grocery list. Mom went to the store wile me and Dad got my desktop out of my room and now I have a lot of room on my desk now. 
Today: Well today hasn't really been very interesting. Today I went to church then I came home and ate lunch then slept for a good while. Here in a little while I have to leave and go to handbell practice. 

Now time for the poem of the day. I am not sure what the date is for this, but it is still good. 

Snow falls from the sky. Snowballs fly up high.
Winter is here today. Winter is here to stay.
The children ride down the hills in sleds.
While visions of sugar plums dance in their heads.

Winter, Winter wonderful Winter!!!!!!!

Winter is here so celebrate. 
Winter is here isn't it great?
So go outside and have a snowball fight.
Or make a snowangle and take flight.
The snow has fallen. So stop squawling.

Winter, Winter wonderful winter!!!!!!!

Winter only comes once a year.
So celebrate with lots of cheer.
Go outside and build a snowman.
With the fresh snow that has fallen.

Winter, winter wonderful winter!!!!!!!

Kayla Goodwin

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tiring Tuesday

Today has been hazy. I woke up with a headache and then felt a little zoned out during classes. Thankfully my speech class was canceled. I was glad. So that is about it for today. I just want to post a Robert Frost poem. 


How countlessly they congregate
O'er our tumultuous snow,
Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
When wintry winds do blow!--

As if with keeness for our fate,
Our faltering few steps on
To white rest, and a place of rest
Invisible at dawn,--

And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those starts like somw snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Day

Well, yesteray was fun. I went to B.J.'s for a V-Day party with Cait, BJ, Leighton and Michael. We just hung out and played a game called Mental Floss. It was kinda hard. Then Michael and I came back here to watch the Madagascar movies. Aaron made brauts and then Michael went home at about 8. We had so much fun yesterday. 
I really don't have a poem today. I am not feeling well so I'm sorry. I will post a poem some other time. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crazy Wednesday

I guess I will never really learn how to spell Wednesday. It is just one of those words that my mind just can't ever seem to get a grasp on. I think it is the d and n order. It doesn't make sense, but then again, hardly any spelling in English does. So yesterday I didn't update. I'm sorry, to those that might actually read this. I went to school and came home and made truffles with Mom. They turned out delicious. I am going to eat one in a minute, that is if there are any left. 

Today has been crazy. Well, at least the weather has been. It has been really windy and it has rained on and off a lot. Now the sun is out and acting like it has been out all day. I wish it would just make up its mind. 

So here is the poem for today. It is a little bit of Spring. This week has felt like spring. Maybe spring will come soon this year. I hope so. 

A Prayer in Spring
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. 

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
To which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends he will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Robert Frost

Monday, February 9, 2009

Just a poem or two

Well today was just Biology Lab and just chilling at home. It has been nice the last couple of days, the weather has been in the 70's. I made a 97 on my Bio test. I was excited about that. 

So here are some poems. I wrote them last week. 

Rainy Day 

Droplets fall from the sky.
Puddles form on the surface.
Children jump in them.

Kayla Goodwin February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

The groundhog peeks out. 
Will his shadow show or not?
Spring will come shortly.

Kayla Goodwin February 2, 2009

Cloud Melody

The clouds merged together today,
They let their heavy load go.
I felt it fall onto my head,
Beating in a rhythm like that of a drummers melody.

Drum, drum, drum,
Beat after beat the heavy load fell. 
The droplets of the load made such a lovely song.
Oh, how the melody rang through my ears.

Even after I was safely in the abode of my house,
I still could hear the gentle drumming.
The cloud's drumming melody made me want to dance,
Drum, drum, drum.

Kayla Goodwin February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Weekend update

Well, this weekend has ben a breeze. Friday night I went with Cait and Leighton to Casa Feista and then afterward we went to Walmart. This is what happens when you have nothing better to do because it is 7 on a Friday night in a small town. Yesterday I went to Michael's. We just hung out and watched movies. Then today I didn't go to church because I had a migrane. Here in a little while I am going to handbell practice. We are starting the stuff for Easter tonight. So that is about it. 

Alter? When the hills do.
Falter? When the sun
Question if his glory
Be the perfect one.
Surfeit? When the daffodil
Doth of the dew:
Even as herself, O friend!
I will of you!

Emily Dickinson 

Friday, February 6, 2009

Link to new blog.

So every since I started this blog I have been trying to come up with an idea for a more deeper blog. Something besides my daily life. Something that maybe one day will be in the blogs of note section. I don't really want fame, but it would be nice to know that people actually are interested and intrigued by what I write. And as much as we like to think that our daily lives are not boring, I am finding that maybe mine really is. I just like being able to write on this blog about my daily life and feel like I have kept up with what is going on. This other blog will be different. It is something to help me remember the days of my youth. The times when life was simpler. Some entries will be hard, others easy. Yet I feel this is something I need to do, must do, want to do. It is just a part of me that I need to release. If no one follows it fine, if 2 million people follow it then fine. It is not like I really think that my life is special, for I haven't really gone through anything that major, but I think maybe, just maybe, others can relate to some of my experiences. Hopefully that is what will happen. So now that I have said all of this here is the link: My New Blog

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Well I know I didn't update yesterday. I could have, but just was tired and wanted to just relax last night. I Went to class yesterday and went to Mimi's and then came home. I didn't go to church last night. I just was tired and it was really cold, so I just decided to stay home.

Today I went to class then went to Michael's. We watched the Outsiders and an episode of Family Guy. It was fun. Now I'm about to eat some Red Beans and Rice and salad. I am going to post a poem by Robert Frost. He is one of my favorite poets. I love how he is so simple in his writing, yet so precise with his rhyme schemes. It is so cool. So here it is. I hadn't actually read/heard this poem till I watched the movie today. 

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 

Robert Frost

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Icy Tuesday

Today was icy. I went out to defrost my car 5 minutes before leaving and had to open my driver's side door from my back seat, because my door was iced shut. That is what happens when it rains during the day, then drops to below freezing during the night. It was very interesting trying to get my door open, but I got it open non the less. I had a math test today and it went pretty well. There was one problem that made me  scratch my head, but I think I figured it out, at least I hope so. Then I had English and Speech and came home. I watched some 7th Heaven then took a nice nap on the love seat. We have the dogs in tonight because it is really cold and really really windy. Butterscotch is laying on my bed. Pinto is in the living room with Mom and Dad. I get to put them up tomorrow before I leave. Yey! 
This is Pinto. He usually isn't so submissive, but he wanted out. He is usually really hyper. He calms down after a while once inside though. 

This is Butterscotch. She is my live stuffed animal. She is so sweet. I love her so much. 

And now time for today's poem. It was inspired by the rain drops that were frozen on my windsheild this morning.

Dance of the Raindrops

Raindrops forever frozen in time and place.
On my windshield.
The wipers can not brush them off.
They are useless.

Rain droplets forever frozen.
On my windshield.
The sunlight brightly beams down.
On the unlucky raindrops.

The rain droplets slowly melt.
On my windshield.
They dance gracefully down the glass.
Holding hands.

Rain droplets merge together.
Down my windshield.
Gracefully melting.
Melting away.

Kayla Goodwin February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rainy Monday

Well, today was, as the title says, rainy. I got up ate breakfast, watched some of the news, then headed off to school. Had Biology class, seemed like it would never end, then came home. Once home I made some Ramen noodles and watched Family Feud, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and Merv Griffen's Crosswords. Then I worked on the creative movement that I have to teach on Wed. and then just did some web surfing. Then at about 6:30 Mom,Dad, and I went to Struts (an awesome restaurant here in town.) I had honey barbq wings, Dad had lemon pepper wings, and Mom had the oyster basket. Dad and I shared an order of fries. I only ate 5 out of 10 of my wings and brought the rest home. So that wraps up my day.

Here is a poem I wrote today. The inspiration came to me while sitting in class. Funny how that happens. 

Beautiful Damp Day

Brilliant bursts of sunlight glisten unbroken
Past the impenetrable, ebony, celestial puffs.

They radiate through moist droplets on my windowpane,
Making the dullness outside seem less ghastly.

The separate droplets race down the slippery glass,
Slowly they merge and form one long strand.

Unlike the previous times of gloomy weather,
The beauty has gracefully entered into my mind's eye.

Oh, how did I miss such a sight before?
Such beauty during such a dark period.

I shall never forget this day.
This beautiful, nice day. The day when

Brilliant bursts of sunlight glistened unbroken
Past the impenetrable, ebony, celestial puffs, and

Radiated through moist droplets on my windowpane and 
Made the dullness outside seem less ghastly. 

Kayla Goodwin February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Sunday.

Well today I went to Sunday School then helped take care of the two and three year olds during the "Big" Church service. My two favorite quotes of the day are as follows we told Noelle (3 year old) that she is a mess and she replied "I'm not a mess, I'm a people." Then Coopper (2 year old) picked up a Mr. Potato head that had no parts on him and said "What happened to him." I love these kids. They say just what they are thinking. It is so adorable.

After church I went to Michael's and we just hung out, then went to the Super Bowl party at Derricks. We stayed until half-time then left. We both had headaches. There were a ton of people there. So now I am watching the last minute of the game. I really hope the Cardinals can keep ahead. I really don't want it to go into overtime. It could happen, but I don't want it to. The whole game has been good and the commercials have been good, mostly. 

I don't have any writing for today. Sorry, but to much excitement. Well here is something I found on The Stair Landing blog I read (See sidebar for link)

Use the first letter of your name to find a word for each of the following:

Your Name: Kayla
Four Letter word: kind
Boy Name: Kyle
Girl Name: Kaylee
Occupation: Ketchup Factory Worker
Color: Khaki 
Beverage: Kiwi Juice
A Place: Kentucky
Reason for being Late: Keys are lost
Food: Kiwi 
Something you Shout: KRAZY! (I don't know...don't make fun of me...please)