Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ode to O'Neill

O'Neill, Nebraska,
Home of the O'Neill Eagles.
GO EAGLES!
Worlds Largest Shamrock,
very shocking.
Public Schools,
always ready to learn.
Local businesses,
always there for you.
Friends and Family,
is our main role in O'Neill.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Kenefick Park/ Lauritzen Gardens

If you were to visit a place anywhere in Nebraska with trains big and small, then you should visit Kenefick Park/ Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. Lauritzen has a wonderful building which is filled with beautiful plants, tables/ benches, a gift shop and Garden scale (G-Scale) model trains that run indoors and out. Every season, the plants in the building changes, but I think that christmas is the best out of all of them! Inside is filled with poinsettias, model trains running on track and a dramatic band that plays christmas carols. In the summer, there's a back door of the building which leads to a maze of billions of more model trains and beautiful gardens. In my opinion, I think that Lauriten Gardens is the best gardens in the state of Nebraska! 
But where are the real trains? Outside the front door of the wonderful building, there's a concrete sidewalk that leads to a hill and a large stairway which seem to go on for miles. Once you get to the top of the stairway, there is a curved walkway that lead to two of the most legendary trains of all time! These engines on top of this hill are the largest locomotives ever produced both steam and diesel. Both of them were made by my favorite railroad, the Union Pacific. These legends are called the "Big Boy" and the "Centennial". Union Pacific was known for having the largest locomotives ever built for both steam and diesel. The Big Boy was the largest steam locomotive ever built, and the Centennial was the largest diesel electric ever built. This Big Boy numbered 4023 has "lived" in Omaha for 40 years now. For as the Centennial numbered 6900 has lived here for over 25 years. There are steel fences that surround the engines like force fields. However a lot of people break those rules by going under or over the fence to climb on these beasts (one of those would be me). Besides 6900 and 4023, you can even see the historical Missouri River where Nebraska meets its neighboring state Iowa. In front of you, you will see Interstate 80 and looking a little to the west, you see the Desert Dome of the Henry Doorly Zoo. People on the interstate can see the Big Boy and the Centennial and words that read Kenefick Park or Welcome to Omaha from the people who have just crossed the border into Beautiful Nebraska. This place is also one of the most relaxing places too. You can have picnics or just relax on the benches which seem to be made by angels. The bad part is when its time to leave. Now if you want to visit a place anywhere in Nebraska which has garden scale trains runnig through gardens or just to look at some of the most legendary trains of all time, Kenefick Park/ Lauritzen Gardens is the perfect example! That's how the gardens and the park are so special to Nebraska.

Persona Poem

I'm always hauling something.
I'm always stumping out of the 
stations and depots.
My legs are always very tired
after a nice long run.
I always replenish with
food and water.
There's always a 
backpack with me.
Day or night,
I will always be
right on time!
I'm a train.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

5 Senses

When I think of Summer,
I always think the hotness of
the toaster baking sun.
When it comes to smells,
I always think of burgers and hot dogs
on the grill and the pure fresh air.
Summer is probably the most beautiful
seasons of all!
You can just see the
winding rivers,
everlasting mountains,
colorful canyons and
endless, hot deserts.
Summer is peaceful of
less work days and
no school.
Summer taste like hot
buffalo wings.

Name Poem

Sean
It means kind, eager and athletic.
It is the number 84,439,854,014.
It is like the color of the O'Neill Eagles.
It is going to dances/parties.
It is the memory of Phil Gildersleeve
who taught me fishing and hunting, 
It was how he got taut from his father.
My name is Sean, and it means,
believing in God.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Acrostic

Chevrolet Joke

Constantly
Having
Every
Vehicle
Recalled
Over
Lousy
Engineering
Techniques

HAHA!!

Found Poems

There was once a boy who had a biological mother. His real parent were too young to be parents so they gave him up for adoption. The biological son had a friend who was a girl who was so romantic and artistic. The boy's name was Steve. But one day, his biological mother developed cancer strongly, and Steve believed in her naively. She always used to tell Steve that, "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly right." The doctors tried all the medications there was until they finally found the right type. That was the closest she had faced death. She said it felt like a brick hitting her in the head. Thats when Steve learned that death is very likely the single best invention of life.

Acrostic

          Train
Traveling on a train.
Riding the rails.
Axils always in motion.
Ice won't stop a train.
Never will stop loving trains!

Confidence

What does confidence mean to me? It means a lot to me because I always try my best in everything that I do. How does it relate to the movie? Everyone who was blind (including the kids) wanted to prove that they were special in their own way by trying to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in the country of Tibet. As the group of the blind reached higher and higher grades of the Himalaya Mountains in the continent of Asia, the less oxygen there was to breathe. Some of them couldn’t make it but the others forged on as far as they could. They never did reach the summit of Everest but they sure did give it their best effort! How does confidence relate to me? Baseball is the answer. Through our season, our team was pretty good but we did have our weaknesses. I always played confident throughout the season, tried my best and never gave up! In my opinion, I think that was one of the main reasons why we won the championship by playing with confidence. That’s what I think about confidence. What about you?
by Sean G. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Life is Trains

Life is trains! Always find a station that fits you. May you be the conductor you wish to be. Highball for the tracks you wish to choose!