Lies are like a firing guns

May 26th, 2015

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This is my found poem

Everyone has a secret they don’t want to be figured out. Expert survivalist, who has no experience with the real wild didn’t want any other to know that he was not a real survivalist. Because he didn’t want anyone to know, he needed to fight with a real wild animal. He got injured and was in danger by other wild animals. However, his secret was spread. The theme of Chomp by Carl Hiaasen is that all the lies does not last forever.

You or Money?

May 4th, 2015

Having money doesn’t mean people will have happiness. In Chomp, written by Carl Hiaasen, there was a boy named Wahoo who needed money desperately, but, unfortunately, his dad was seriously injured and no one in the family was able to go to work. Wahoo’s mom decided to work, but her job required that she move to another country. Now no one was in charge of his father and the animals they raised. Even though his mom was in another country working, Wahoo knew that there wouldn’t be enough money for the family. So, he decided to work with the famous survival actor to provide an alligator for a scene. They were told that the family would be given a great amount of money for borrowing the alligator in their TV show. Derek, wanting a challenge to create an exciting scene, said, ‘But I don’t want to wrestle the small one. I want to wrestle the monster,’” (Hiaasen 20). This shows that the survival actor, Derek, wanted to wrestle the twelve foot long alligator, which already experienced chomping off Wahoo’s thumb. Derek had no real experience with surviving in the wild. He was only told to act out the scene and that was all. Wahoo and his father already knew that Derek was not a real survivalist and would be in great danger. However, if Derek did not wrestle the big alligator, then Wahoo and his family would not receive the money, which they desperately needed. This shows the conflict that Wahoo and his father had in that they knew the decision was wrong but they needed the money.

When I was young, I had a similar situation as Wahoo. I only thought about what I would earn but not the problem that was going to happen next. I guess not only me, but everyone would make a poor decision at least once. Once at my grandparents’ house, I saw a bunch of money tied all together on the table. I didn’t know at that age how much was it. I looked around to see if anyone was watching me. As soon as I realized no one was there, I actually stole money from my grandparent! I didn’t know how dumb and rude that was. I took the money, hiding inside my cloth, laughing, and couldn’t wait to go home. My grandparents didn’t realize that the money was gone and I was really, really excited. So I got home with no one finding out that there was a huge amount of money inside my cloth, but the problem was here. Where should I hide it? I had nowhere to put the stolen money. Maybe I was to small at that time to think. This created a huge problem and that was terrible! Both my mom and dad got mad at me, hitting with a thick stick (it wasn’t that thick but I was young at that time). Crying would not make it better. They would hit me until I felt truly sorry to my grandparents and they would release me.

To sum up, both Wahoo and I were not able to think of the future. Wahoo wasn’t able to think of what would happen to the famous TV show actor, Derek, and I wasn’t able to think of what would happen to myself and the trust between me and my parents. However, after experiencing my own mistake, I was able to fix it and never to it again.


Wahoo’s LIFE

April 24th, 2015


What if the toughest guy you know suddenly gets serious injures and you need to take care of him? In the book called “CHOMP” there has the character named Mickey Cray who gets injured by the falling lizard and his son, Wahoo, needed to take care of him. Wahoo is the kind and responsible kid, who always blame himself and admit his mistake and tries to fix it.


Chomp written by Carl Hiaasen


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