02 11 / 2011

CatoIt’s down to the three of us.I will win, I know I will.Katniss is weak,And Peeta is ill.But their romance is popular,And my allies are gone.I need to survive on my own,But I’m being played like a pawnThey drained all the rivers, They want us to the lake,To see who’ll win in the final battle,And who’s life who will take.I’m near it now, but something not right,I listen, because I know there’s something to hear.I hear something, something unnatural,I look up and see something I fear.Run. Run Cato. Run for your life.Run for it or you’ll be dead.Even though this body armor, can protect your heart,They can still rip off your head.Mutts. Muttations. Creatures of pure terror,Blood is the only thing they seekI don’t even turn my head to look back,I only move my feet.Katniss and Peeta, are heading to the lake,Katniss sees me, and shoots from her bow.My body armor protects me from the hit,So I don’t even feel the arrow.I run right past them, to the Cornucopia,So the mutts can’t get at me.Hopefully they’ll kill the love birds first,So the winner I will be.As I climb the horn, it’s blistering hotbut I keep climbing up.Because sooner or later, 12 will too,And the killing will be up to us.Once I’m at the top, I lie down in fatigue,And then retch over, onto the ground,I’m twenty feet high, and scorching my back,For the sun is still beating down.Katniss and Peeta, miraculously Make it up to the top,But the mutts are still running, jumping and snarling,They’re never going to stop.Peeta gets caught, Katniss helps him back up,I just sit there and watch them die.But the tributes of twelve, are still living strong,I decide to help those mutts fight.When Katniss isn’t looking, I grab Peeta away,And put him into a strong headlock,He scratches at my arms, but tries to stop the blood flow,While I cut his air flow off.Katniss points an arrow, but there isn’t a point,For we have reached something of a stalemate.She can’t kill me, without killing Peeta,So the best thing for me is to wait.Peeta will stop breathing, and I’ll throw him and Katniss over,And the mutts will tear at them.Suddenly in all this waiting, Peeta’s hand goes up,And I realize a second to late, by then.Katniss’ arrow pierces the back of my hand,And I let go of Peeta, and slip.The blood from the boy, makes the surface slippery,and soon the ground I hit.The wind is knocked out of me, but I have to keep fighting,Because soon the mutts are upon me.I find a sword, and use it to defend,But I’m just too weak for this large army.I run over to the other side, trying to get back up,That’s the only thing left I can do to survive,The mutts chase after me, and I think I can make it,But After this I know I won’t be alive.In the end I’m overpowered, the mutts swarm around,And I catch a glimpse of their familiar eyes.Clove. I think. It’s clove, it’s her,That’s I’m too weak to even try.They take me back to the front, and because of this armor,It’s impossible for them to rip me apart,So I scream there in pain, while they tear at my limbs,But all I really want now is for them to stop my heartI don’t want to suffer, it’s the worst way to die.I know I can’t fight anymore.But the Capitol audience, needs a final battle,And this battle is the final one for sure.There is so much blood. I can’t believe it’s all mine,And the temperature is beginning to drop.I loose blood, and I freeze, but I cannot move,I just want my suffering to stop.It’s been… 3 hours. Maybe even more.Every second of my death feels like a year.But the mutts still kill, tearing me to pieces,I really wish that I wasn’t here.The moon is already out, I’ve been dying for hours,I can’t feel my body at all.It’s like I have nothing left, except for my head.I have never felt so small.As I stare up at the tip of the cornucopia,I see Katniss looking down on me.An arrow is loaded into her bow, And all I can choke out, is “Please.”I want to die, I can’t fight anymore.I’m begging Katniss to kill me.It’s a strange favour, but it has to be done.I finally just want to be free.So I stare up at Katniss, ad she shifts her position,She pulls back the string on her bow.And in just a split second, that is the end,Of the boy from district two. Cato.
-Michelle J.

Cato

It’s down to the three of us.
I will win, I know I will.
Katniss is weak,
And Peeta is ill.

But their romance is popular,
And my allies are gone.
I need to survive on my own,
But I’m being played like a pawn

They drained all the rivers,
They want us to the lake,
To see who’ll win in the final battle,
And who’s life who will take.

I’m near it now, but something not right,
I listen, because I know there’s something to hear.
I hear something, something unnatural,
I look up and see something I fear.

Run. Run Cato. Run for your life.
Run for it or you’ll be dead.
Even though this body armor, can protect your heart,
They can still rip off your head.

Mutts. Muttations. Creatures of pure terror,
Blood is the only thing they seek
I don’t even turn my head to look back,
I only move my feet.

Katniss and Peeta, are heading to the lake,
Katniss sees me, and shoots from her bow.
My body armor protects me from the hit,
So I don’t even feel the arrow.

I run right past them, to the Cornucopia,
So the mutts can’t get at me.
Hopefully they’ll kill the love birds first,
So the winner I will be.

As I climb the horn, it’s blistering hot
but I keep climbing up.
Because sooner or later, 12 will too,
And the killing will be up to us.

Once I’m at the top, I lie down in fatigue,
And then retch over, onto the ground,
I’m twenty feet high, and scorching my back,
For the sun is still beating down.

Katniss and Peeta, miraculously
Make it up to the top,
But the mutts are still running, jumping and snarling,
They’re never going to stop.

Peeta gets caught, Katniss helps him back up,
I just sit there and watch them die.
But the tributes of twelve, are still living strong,
I decide to help those mutts fight.

When Katniss isn’t looking, I grab Peeta away,
And put him into a strong headlock,
He scratches at my arms, but tries to stop the blood flow,
While I cut his air flow off.

Katniss points an arrow, but there isn’t a point,
For we have reached something of a stalemate.
She can’t kill me, without killing Peeta,
So the best thing for me is to wait.

Peeta will stop breathing, and I’ll throw him and Katniss over,
And the mutts will tear at them.
Suddenly in all this waiting, Peeta’s hand goes up,
And I realize a second to late, by then.

Katniss’ arrow pierces the back of my hand,
And I let go of Peeta, and slip.
The blood from the boy, makes the surface slippery,
and soon the ground I hit.

The wind is knocked out of me, but I have to keep fighting,
Because soon the mutts are upon me.
I find a sword, and use it to defend,
But I’m just too weak for this large army.

I run over to the other side, trying to get back up,
That’s the only thing left I can do to survive,
The mutts chase after me, and I think I can make it,
But After this I know I won’t be alive.

In the end I’m overpowered, the mutts swarm around,
And I catch a glimpse of their familiar eyes.
Clove. I think. It’s clove, it’s her,
That’s I’m too weak to even try.

They take me back to the front, and because of this armor,
It’s impossible for them to rip me apart,
So I scream there in pain, while they tear at my limbs,
But all I really want now is for them to stop my heart

I don’t want to suffer, it’s the worst way to die.
I know I can’t fight anymore.
But the Capitol audience, needs a final battle,
And this battle is the final one for sure.

There is so much blood. I can’t believe it’s all mine,
And the temperature is beginning to drop.
I loose blood, and I freeze, but I cannot move,
I just want my suffering to stop.

It’s been… 3 hours. Maybe even more.
Every second of my death feels like a year.
But the mutts still kill, tearing me to pieces,
I really wish that I wasn’t here.

The moon is already out, I’ve been dying for hours,
I can’t feel my body at all.
It’s like I have nothing left, except for my head.
I have never felt so small.

As I stare up at the tip of the cornucopia,
I see Katniss looking down on me.
An arrow is loaded into her bow,
And all I can choke out, is “Please.”

I want to die, I can’t fight anymore.
I’m begging Katniss to kill me.
It’s a strange favour, but it has to be done.
I finally just want to be free.

So I stare up at Katniss, ad she shifts her position,
She pulls back the string on her bow.
And in just a split second, that is the end,
Of the boy from district two. Cato.

-Michelle J.

29 10 / 2011

Annie to Finnick

My love for youIs as deep as the sea,It’s the pearl in the oyster,Just letting it be,The light in the lighthouse,Shining so brightLeading us away,From the dark of our nightsThe colour of blue,Let’s us know we are safeFrom the reckless watersThat crush us in the waves.You’re my anchor, my life,And I try to keep sane.I think of you at timesbut it’s too much for my brain.I break down and cry,Till I can’t cry anymoreBecause crying doesn’t bring youBack into my arms.Although you’re not with me,My fisherman, dear.I can feel you in my heart,It’s as if you were here.I remember your smile,Your love, your laughter.I thought this was a fairy tale,We could’ve lived happily ever after.
But the coldness of the mutts,The ones that took you,I could never rip apartThe memories of what they’d do.They torture, and kill And in the sense of it all,There is really nothing worseThan the day you did fall.You fell out of my world,And you took my sanity away,I’m not blaming you for anything,I just wished that you’d stay.So now I’m alone.With no one left to love me.I have no one left to love too,My love for you is as great as the sea.So every time I feel like I’m slipping,Away from this life,I remember the ringThat signifies I’m your wife.And I remember the life,The child we had togetherThe one thing left from you,That I must treasure forever.My love for you, Was as deep as the sea.And thank you for everything,And being there with me.
-Michelle J.

Annie to Finnick

My love for you
Is as deep as the sea,
It’s the pearl in the oyster,
Just letting it be,

The light in the lighthouse,
Shining so bright
Leading us away,
From the dark of our nights

The colour of blue,
Let’s us know we are safe
From the reckless waters
That crush us in the waves.

You’re my anchor, my life,
And I try to keep sane.
I think of you at times
but it’s too much for my brain.

I break down and cry,
Till I can’t cry anymore
Because crying doesn’t bring you
Back into my arms.

Although you’re not with me,
My fisherman, dear.
I can feel you in my heart,
It’s as if you were here.

I remember your smile,
Your love, your laughter.
I thought this was a fairy tale,
We could’ve lived happily ever after.


But the coldness of the mutts,
The ones that took you,
I could never rip apart
The memories of what they’d do.

They torture, and kill
And in the sense of it all,
There is really nothing worse
Than the day you did fall.

You fell out of my world,
And you took my sanity away,
I’m not blaming you for anything,
I just wished that you’d stay.

So now I’m alone.
With no one left to love me.
I have no one left to love too,
My love for you is as great as the sea.

So every time I feel like I’m slipping,
Away from this life,
I remember the ring
That signifies I’m your wife.

And I remember the life,
The child we had together
The one thing left from you,
That I must treasure forever.

My love for you,
Was as deep as the sea.
And thank you for everything,
And being there with me.

-Michelle J.

29 10 / 2011

The Son of Finnick Odair.It’s just me and her,My mother and meWe must take care of each other,Or insane we will be.Mom says I look like you,And crazy, it may seem,But although I’ve never met you,I’ve seen you in my dreamsFor my mother loved youWith all of her heartUntil the Capitol send muttsThat tore you apart.I wish I could meet youJust for a day,So I could meet the heroThat stole my mom’s heart away.I know you are with me,In everything that I do,And every thought that I thinkReminds me of you.It’s strange how you can missSomeone you’ve never metOne day I will meet you,But I promise I won’t forget,To take care of my mother,And to help get her through,Because even though you aren’t here,I will always love you.
-Michelle J.

The Son of Finnick Odair.

It’s just me and her,
My mother and me
We must take care of each other,
Or insane we will be.

Mom says I look like you,
And crazy, it may seem,
But although I’ve never met you,
I’ve seen you in my dreams

For my mother loved you
With all of her heart
Until the Capitol send mutts
That tore you apart.

I wish I could meet you
Just for a day,
So I could meet the hero
That stole my mom’s heart away.

I know you are with me,
In everything that I do,
And every thought that I think
Reminds me of you.

It’s strange how you can miss
Someone you’ve never met
One day I will meet you,
But I promise I won’t forget,

To take care of my mother,
And to help get her through,
Because even though you aren’t here,
I will always love you.


-Michelle J.

28 10 / 2011

Clove

The feast is at dawnAll the tributes are waitingWe’re hiding in the forests,Watching, anticipatingWhen the table appearsFoxface runs out and grabs her packI would try to follow and kill herBut I have other people to trackCato and I devised a plan,To take down Kaniss Everdeen.This seems like an easy task,But she’s nowhere to be seen.Then I see her. She runs out of the woods.I get up and run after her.I throw my knife, it cuts her forehead,All she probably sees is a blur.She takes her bow, and points the arrow,But I know that it will miss.I tackle her down, and pin her to the ground,"want to blow lover boy one last kiss?"She struggles it’s useless,She spits in my face,"alright, let’s get started"And her mouth I begin to traceMy knife pierces the tip of her lip,And I smile in victory,Although I plan to kill this girl,Fate has something else for me.I feel myself being pulled away, Up and off the ground.My knife drops to the floor, and I begin to scream,As my arms start flailing aroundI’m flipped around, and thrown down,I can see the face of my true killerIt’s thresh. From 11. He begins to speak;"what’d you do to that little girl? You kill her?""No! No, it wasn’t me!" I say,I want to call for Cato.But my throat tightens up, I cannot breath,How i will get out of this, I don’t even know.I notice the rock, in Thresh’s hand,And the connection, I make quick,If I don’t call Cato soon enough,thresh will kill me faster than you can break a stick."Cato! Cato!" I scream for him,"clove!" I hear him call,But then I see the rock descending,And my temple breaks it’s fall.My head spins, as I lie in pain,And conversations fade away,Soon Thresh and Katniss leave me there to die,But Cato comes anyway."Clove, don’t die. Don’t leave me like this. We could’ve beaten them, we could’ve won!”My head hurts too much to even speak,But I smile, as I see the rise of the sun."Clove, I love you. I truly do.You can’t leave. You can’t leave me!”As he grabs my hands, I can see tears,Flowing from his eyes freely.I lie on the ground, while Cato cries,And my breathing begins to slow.The pain in my head, seems to vanishAnd soon Cato will have to go."clove, you really are the best ally I ever had.”As Cato says, my eyes also tear,For the thought of me dead makes me sad.He still stays with me, and my breathing is so slow,I can feel my minutes tick away.But even though, I’m dying slowly,With me, Cato still stays.Is this how it feels like? Is this how I die?I hope that this isn’t the truth.I carefully close my eyes, and relax a bit,As my hair, Cato smooth’s.I open my eyes once more, and take a look at the world,And I’m happy I get to see the sun rise.I look at Cato’s face, and I smile weakly,And that’s when I know I have died.
-Michelle J.

Clove



The feast is at dawn
All the tributes are waiting
We’re hiding in the forests,
Watching, anticipating

When the table appears
Foxface runs out and grabs her pack
I would try to follow and kill her
But I have other people to track

Cato and I devised a plan,
To take down Kaniss Everdeen.
This seems like an easy task,
But she’s nowhere to be seen.

Then I see her. She runs out of the woods.
I get up and run after her.
I throw my knife, it cuts her forehead,
All she probably sees is a blur.

She takes her bow, and points the arrow,
But I know that it will miss.
I tackle her down, and pin her to the ground,
"want to blow lover boy one last kiss?"

She struggles it’s useless,
She spits in my face,
"alright, let’s get started"
And her mouth I begin to trace

My knife pierces the tip of her lip,
And I smile in victory,
Although I plan to kill this girl,
Fate has something else for me.

I feel myself being pulled away,
Up and off the ground.
My knife drops to the floor, and I begin to scream,
As my arms start flailing around

I’m flipped around, and thrown down,
I can see the face of my true killer
It’s thresh. From 11. He begins to speak;
"what’d you do to that little girl? You kill her?"

"No! No, it wasn’t me!" I say,
I want to call for Cato.
But my throat tightens up, I cannot breath,
How i will get out of this, I don’t even know.

I notice the rock, in Thresh’s hand,
And the connection, I make quick,
If I don’t call Cato soon enough,
thresh will kill me faster than you can break a stick.

"Cato! Cato!" I scream for him,
"clove!" I hear him call,
But then I see the rock descending,
And my temple breaks it’s fall.

My head spins, as I lie in pain,
And conversations fade away,
Soon Thresh and Katniss leave me there to die,
But Cato comes anyway.

"Clove, don’t die. Don’t leave me like this.
We could’ve beaten them, we could’ve won!”
My head hurts too much to even speak,
But I smile, as I see the rise of the sun.

"Clove, I love you. I truly do.
You can’t leave. You can’t leave me!”
As he grabs my hands, I can see tears,
Flowing from his eyes freely.

I lie on the ground, while Cato cries,
And my breathing begins to slow.
The pain in my head, seems to vanish
And soon Cato will have to go.

"clove, you really are
the best ally I ever had.”
As Cato says, my eyes also tear,
For the thought of me dead makes me sad.

He still stays with me, and my breathing is so slow,
I can feel my minutes tick away.
But even though, I’m dying slowly,
With me, Cato still stays.

Is this how it feels like? Is this how I die?
I hope that this isn’t the truth.
I carefully close my eyes, and relax a bit,
As my hair, Cato smooth’s.

I open my eyes once more, and take a look at the world,
And I’m happy I get to see the sun rise.
I look at Cato’s face, and I smile weakly,
And that’s when I know I have died.

-Michelle J.

28 10 / 2011

Foxface.I run through the woods. I got my green pack.Now I must wait for the rightMoment to attack.The teams are split up now.To 12, Thresh, Cato and me.I’m afraid of who may win.I wonder what the outcome will be.I see them. It’s 12.Peeta, and that girl.The girl who was on fire,Who is now famous in this world.I realize this. I know I can’t win.Between this romance and Cato,My chances are thin.Katniss and Peeta,They’re searching together to live.I find their stash of fruit and take it, because to me they won’t give.I take enough, but not too much,So there is still some food there.Because survival is essential,Especially for a pair.I take a look at the cheese, that’s in my hand,And eat it with a thought so quick.Then I take a look at the berries.Their deep colour makes me sick.Nightlock. They’re very deadly.My mother gave me rules to follow;"Stay away, for you will die,The moment these berries you’ll swallow.”
I cannot win. I know what i must do.I know my mother I’ll miss.But she will miss me even more,So with that I blow one last kiss.
"I love you." I whisper, and although,
no one is there to hear, I know that I love them truly.I take a breath as my eyes begin to tear.I drop my pack, that would help me survive,If that’s what I was planning to do.But as I look at these berries, I know it’s impossible.These berries represent the truth.I take one last deep breath, as I sit down on the ground,And lean up against the tree.I take these berries, and swallow them hard.And that is the end of me.-Michelle J.

Foxface.

I run through the woods.
I got my green pack.
Now I must wait for the right
Moment to attack.

The teams are split up now.
To 12, Thresh, Cato and me.
I’m afraid of who may win.
I wonder what the outcome will be.

I see them. It’s 12.
Peeta, and that girl.
The girl who was on fire,
Who is now famous in this world.

I realize this.
I know I can’t win.
Between this romance and Cato,
My chances are thin.

Katniss and Peeta,
They’re searching together to live.
I find their stash of fruit and take it,
because to me they won’t give.

I take enough, but not too much,
So there is still some food there.
Because survival is essential,
Especially for a pair.

I take a look at the cheese, that’s in my hand,
And eat it with a thought so quick.
Then I take a look at the berries.
Their deep colour makes me sick.

Nightlock. They’re very deadly.
My mother gave me rules to follow;
"Stay away, for you will die,
The moment these berries you’ll swallow.”


I cannot win. I know what i must do.
I know my mother I’ll miss.
But she will miss me even more,
So with that I blow one last kiss.


"I love you." I whisper, and although,

no one is there to hear,
I know that I love them truly.
I take a breath as my eyes begin to tear.

I drop my pack, that would help me survive,
If that’s what I was planning to do.
But as I look at these berries, I know it’s impossible.
These berries represent the truth.

I take one last deep breath, as I sit down on the ground,
And lean up against the tree.
I take these berries, and swallow them hard.
And that is the end of me.

-Michelle J.

28 10 / 2011

Rue
[Katniss’ POV.]
 
 
She jumps in the trees,
Like a bird in flight
She sings in the morning,
She sings in the night.
 
She runs in the meadow,
And dances and sings,
Living in the moment,
Not knowing what tomorrow will bring.
 
The fire’s supposed to be lit,
Where’s my little ally gone?
I could only stop myself,
From thinking what may be wrong.
 
I scatter the mint leaves,
And continue to search.
Until I hear a four-note tone,
From a bird sitting on it’s perch.
 
A mockingjay. It whistles,
Rue’s four note tune.
It signifies that I should find
Her safe, and somewhere, soon.
 
Then I hear a scream.
I could only ask myself, who?
Who could scream like that?
Then I know it is Rue.
 
I run for, to find her,
She must be in trouble!
Then I see the spear,
That’s being held by the boy named Marvel.
 
It takes only one second,
For the boy to die,
Because once his spear pierced through Rue’s body,
I let my arrow fly.
 
She’s entangled in a net,
Whimpering like a wounded puppy.
Once I cut her out of it,
I realize my hands are bloody.
  
“You blew up the food?”
“Every last bit.”
Then she cries, she tells me that,
I have to win.
 
“Don’t go.” Rue says.
“I’m staying right here.”
Then she asks me to sing,
But I’m choked by my tears.
 
“Here it’s safe, here it’s warm.
Here the daisies guard you from every harm.
Here your dreams are sweet, and tomorrow brings them true.
Here is the place where I love you.”
 
I sing the last verse,
And now Rue is asleep.
I kiss her forehead, and slowly,
Her hand, I release.
 
I cover her in flowers,
To show the Capitol should be ashamed.
That Rue wasn’t just another
Piece in their games.
 
She used to jump from tree to tree.
And sing without a care.
Now this girl, who is asleep…
It’s as she’s not even there.
 
 
And so, deep in the meadow,
Where the girl named Rue,
Lies asleep, so beautiful.
It’s the place where I love you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
-Michelle J

Rue

[Katniss’ POV.]

 

 

She jumps in the trees,

Like a bird in flight

She sings in the morning,

She sings in the night.

 

She runs in the meadow,

And dances and sings,

Living in the moment,

Not knowing what tomorrow will bring.

 

The fire’s supposed to be lit,

Where’s my little ally gone?

I could only stop myself,

From thinking what may be wrong.

 

I scatter the mint leaves,

And continue to search.

Until I hear a four-note tone,

From a bird sitting on it’s perch.

 

A mockingjay. It whistles,

Rue’s four note tune.

It signifies that I should find

Her safe, and somewhere, soon.

 

Then I hear a scream.

I could only ask myself, who?

Who could scream like that?

Then I know it is Rue.

 

I run for, to find her,

She must be in trouble!

Then I see the spear,

That’s being held by the boy named Marvel.

 

It takes only one second,

For the boy to die,

Because once his spear pierced through Rue’s body,

I let my arrow fly.

 

She’s entangled in a net,

Whimpering like a wounded puppy.

Once I cut her out of it,

I realize my hands are bloody.

  

“You blew up the food?”

“Every last bit.”

Then she cries, she tells me that,

I have to win.

 

“Don’t go.” Rue says.

“I’m staying right here.”

Then she asks me to sing,

But I’m choked by my tears.

 

“Here it’s safe, here it’s warm.

Here the daisies guard you from every harm.

Here your dreams are sweet, and tomorrow brings them true.

Here is the place where I love you.”

 

I sing the last verse,

And now Rue is asleep.

I kiss her forehead, and slowly,

Her hand, I release.

 

I cover her in flowers,

To show the Capitol should be ashamed.

That Rue wasn’t just another

Piece in their games.

 

She used to jump from tree to tree.

And sing without a care.

Now this girl, who is asleep…

It’s as she’s not even there.

 

 

And so, deep in the meadow,

Where the girl named Rue,

Lies asleep, so beautiful.

It’s the place where I love you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Michelle J