Street Pharm Theme



In the novel Street Pharm, Allison van Diepen shares a story about a teenage boy named Tyrone Johnson who has taken over his fathers drug dealing business. Ty meets a girl named Alyse, he finds out he has real feelings for Alyse. Now Ty has to balance drug dealing and keeping Alyse in his life. In Street Pharm, Allison van Diepen shows the reader that you should always look out for yourself and expect danger even when your on top of your game because you never know who wants to take you down. Ty goes through a lot of scary situations throughout this novel. He learns that he needs to watch his back on the streets.

Why does watching your back relate to Ty? Being a drug dealer means that your working with real hustlers. They can turn your back on you if it means saving themselves from being locked up.

Where I’m From


I am from laptop, from Converse and Kraft Dinner.

I am from the black, medium, colourful.

I am from the rose, the tulips.

I am from family dinners and happy from Rey and Janet and Jada.

I am from the eating and fighting.

From Santa is real and the tooth fairy.

I am from the bible. Cross

I’m from Chinese, sushi, turkey.

From the time when we went to the states and i got a fever, the thing was i was so sick i had to go home and the whole family trip ended early.

I am from a blue bin.

Poetry in Film








“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.”

Nothing Gold Can Stay

The poem Nothing Gold Can Stay is a well written poem. The screen writer of the film would want to use this poem because it really represents the message of the movie and the poem. The audiences reaction of the character reciting the poem in the film would be a bit upsetting because the poem is saying that nothing good can stay. During the movie the characters recite the poem at a rough time because they are in the barn that they have ran away too. The poem Nothing Good Can Stay could be used a funeral because its about something that was good and now it must go.