Sport makes me happy,
it keeps me in check,
I think i’d be a wreck
Oh yes in a right jock
Is what I would be
Sport is important
for my mental security
It makes me feel happy
helps me steer clear of sadness
Relief from stress and worry
And all the world’s badness
There’s always that one kid
Who gets told what to do
Pushed into the lockers
Gets rumours spread about them
Gets called names
They feel lonely
They feel like they have nobody
There is always that one kid
Who thinks they’re better than everyone else
The one who spreads those rumours
Who pushes that one kid into the locker
You get to choose what kid you want to be.
Be the right one
It’s those nasty little comments
Walking past me on the street
It’s the slagging and jeering
Making me stare at my feet
Looking me up and down at a party
That makes me feel aware
Make a wrong move
You’ll catch me with your stare
Why even bother like
going out of your way
Everytime to bring up the past
Without a doubt everyday
I couldn’t be arsed like
you’re nobody to me.
But a little stain on my top or a
Rat on the street
Grow up and move on
Like everyone else
You’re wasting your time
You’re a head melt.
Love is death and death is love
Sometimes the things you love most
Need to die
A family member, a relationship, a friend, a pen, a song The feeling of belonging.
When the time comes for things to die
There will always be a reminder of what things cost For the thing you loved that died
A new thing will emerge and you will grow to love it too But that thing will die, and you’ll miss it everyday.
Three days a week is when I see you
In your blue van for the smallest time
Twenty minutes of your day
You ask why I’m not full of chat
Because you drop me off and that is that.
You tell me we can go for a game of pool
But you’ve never come through,
Always leaving me with an excuse,
Always leaving me at the front door in the rain
Till I see you again for the next training.
Friendship can be love
friendship can be hate
When you love a friend ye feel
There’s me mate,
Ye can be part of someone else,
Feel you’ve made
Make them afraid to love ye
Or to never give them hate
But when that friendship breaks,
You might not cry, cause you’ll
Say to yourself they’re just being fucking sly.
You may even spread a lie,
But when you see no-one
That really cares, you go
Back to that friend and
Say you’ll always be there.
Friends and family
I love with all my heart,
It’s something you can’t buy.
It’s something not everyone has
But it is something special to people’s hearts.
So those who have it
Love it with all your heart
Home from school everyday
The same shit each way
Being bullied was a common thing for me
As a young child everywhere
Being fat, being annoying,
clothes I wore you name it.
But there was hope
just like for anyone else
I wanted to change not for looks
For my dignity
I loved lots of things when I was young
But there was one sport
There was one football
People just say “oh it’s only a sport”
For people like me this is life.
This sport gives us the courage to
Speak out and improve
on what we have.
The amount of things
I have learned from this “only sport”.
Passion, courage, opinion,
This is football.
Nothing angers me so much as myself
For I believe I am destined for greatness, not just rest
He judges people for things he is guilty of himself
And because of that paranoia does not help
One finds it hard to make the decision about oneself Is one a walking contradiction or a beating chest
The things we say
Stay the same
Never think to make a change
For fear of judgement from the world
Where right is right and wrong is wrong
And there’s nothing in between
And to take a stand and speak your mind
Is a crime in the public eye
Family and friends
You love and you lose
The best times don’t come as easy as
You love and you cherish
Some more than others
But at the end of
They’re here to stay.
Free class in the main hall
Received an urgent call
Greeted at Crumlin
By the stench of grief
Chloe’s mother collapses
at my feet
Curtain is drawn
there you lay
Tubes surrounding your
Nurses surround me
I say goodbye
Full of regret
Arriving at the airport it still feels surreal
2 years in the making and it’s finally here
But two weeks has passed, it’s time to go home
The first hug is giving and here comes the lump in your throat.
You reach the last goodbye and you can’t keep it in
You go through the gate and wave that very last goodbye Arriving at the airport it still feels surreal
2 years in the making and it’s actually done.
I have eleven cousins
But two I never see
Because they live in Tokyo
Off across the sea
I saw one once, when I was 9
And he was only three
But ever since then they’ve been gone
Off across the sea.
are people who are always there
Even when they make you want to pull out your hair From love to anger frustration and more
They’ll always be there when you need them the most.
Although some friend groups may always change.
There’ll always be a bond that no one can break.
Tea and Toast
Every Saturday morning sitting side by side
With the telly on watching Tom and Jerry
You constantly asking me which is which
Completely in the zone, only you and me
Forget about the world it’s only you and me
I’ll never forget the day you left
You took a part of me
You’ll always be my Nanna Kelly
Who likes toast and tea
And sitting side by side watching the telly.