Creative Writing Portfolio: The Ghost Rider

Justification Essay

The essay that I have chosen to feature in my creative writing portfolio, is entitled The Ghost Rider. The Ghost Rider will always have a special place in my heart, because of the people that I have met, and the turmoil that I have survived. In 2011 I experienced the largest fears that I could have ever dreamed of. I lost my place to live in Tulsa Oklahoma. I became one of those statistics that you hear so often in the National News. During this time of my life, I was placed in a homeless shelter, where I witnessed drug abuse, violence, and gang activity as part of everyday life. During this experience, I became friends with a gentleman by the name of Dwayne Gordon. He was a gunnery sergeant with the US Marines, during the Vietnam War. He also had been homeless for quite some time. He suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and a few other mental disabilities. I do not understand what drew me to him; it was like a message had been sent to me from above. I knew that this gentleman needed my company, just as much as I needed his. I needed to help him in any way that I could. People were
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I applied for disability. During this time my new found love seemed to slow down just a little bit. I decided to enroll into a creative writing class taught by Professor Ms. Fales. During this semester, we had a guest lecturer by the name of Professor Izrael. I sat there listening to every word that he had to offer. At the end of the lecture he asked the class if any of us had any questions, which he could answer. I timidly raised my hand, and explained my story to him. He stood there for a moment and then looked me directly into my eyes and told me, “Whatever I do, not give up writing. Let the words flow, and do not ever let it stop. “I took that to heart, and dug my baby, the essay that I had been working on out of the moth balls. I am bound and determined to continue his

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