Cillian O’Connor – Belief in Football
People don’t believe in me but some people care for me
I want to be professional at football.
It’s a big dream and far away
But I will put whatever it takes
But have to cut down on the cakes
You have to be fit!
Always telling myself you can make it.
Mam and Dad supporting me
Can’t you see honestly I just want to say
I finally made it.
When training is called off all I do is get outside and
kick that ball.
In my house I kick it in the hall
Getting in trouble for marks on the wall
My favourite idol is Paul Gascoigne
Cillian O’Connor – Raven
Dizzy as a spinning wheel
Nobody here, hear my squeals
That crow is now under my heel
I didn’t know that crow was here
Ouch ouch he’s pecking at my hair.
Upon the hill far and wide
Walked on the wet grass
It felt cold on my feet
A shiver went up my spine
Only if I had a dime
For every time I walked on this wet grass.
I pondered around the park
I saw a man looking quite sharp
The man was tall almost crooked
He was like a ghost
He had a cane for his crooked back
When he turned around I saw his crooked smile
His face was grim his dark eyes
And his body crooked
And then I ran away.
Driving down the M50
Screaming at the traffic
Turning up the car radio
Talking about how this song’s a banger
My dad shushing me and my brother
When the obituaries are on
“Shut up! I wanna hear who’s after dying”
Fluorescent green and white flags
Glowing in the dark
The hot humid air making me feel like I’m going to vomit
They’re some of my fondest memories
Driving through Munster,
And the two and a half hours are worth it
When we see the sign saying
“Go Failte an Luimneach”
I look at your picture and wish you were here
The sound of your voice still seems near
I wish I could hug you just once more
Or hear you knock on my door.
Thinking of you makes me sad.
Sometimes it even drives me mad.
When you were here you were the best
And now you’ve earned your well-deserved rest
My Great Grandad his name was Stephen
I loved him.
He loved this story
a good story about
Cain and Abel.
When I’d see him
He’d call me Cable.
We laughed and joked
With the old folk.
I remember that day
In Crumlin when
his coffin was going
To the grave.
I cried and cried.
But I knew that
he had died.
I look back on that day.
What a bad day.
But what a good man.
Heart of gold,
My Great Grandad Stephen.
Ben McCaffrey Byrne
I walked into the carnival, lights popping,
rollercoasters starting and stopping
Saw many huge rollercoasters,
But then I saw the waltzers.
My friends saying come and get on, don’t be scared
Then I had to face thing thing I most feared.
We walked up the steps into our cart,
I was dreading for when it would start.
I gave my ticket to the ticket man, I was thinking two things
I can’t do this but also, maybe I can.
The moment I dreaded had finally come,
I knew when it started that I was done.
Up, down, round and round,
My friends said it wasn’t scary
But I had clearly been clowned.
Sunsets are warmer
Evenings are darker
Not as dark as the nights
You sat home alone
Sitting with your best pals
Having a laugh
You’d almost swear you had a bad path
To walk along but that path has shown you
How to read and write
And have a good fight
And know when to stop
So the moral to this story is
Know to have a good fright and have good fun all together.
My grandad was the best
He always had a joke in mind
And I would always laugh
I remember the last time we talked
About how expensive McDonalds was
Then the next day to my surprise
I was saying my goodbyes.
I remember how cold he was
When I kissed his head goodbye.
My best memory is when me and my Dad went to the forest in Russia.
I seen so much nice places I have never seen before
My dad even showed me his old base that he made with his sister.
It smelt so nice. I can’t even explain it.
I heard the wonderful sound of the birds singing.
I felt the strong wind blowing
so on the walk I was holding on to trees.
One thing I’ll never forget
When I ran on to the Aviva pitch with my Da
And it wasn’t a regret.
At half-time me and my team ran to the tunnel
And got in to a big huddle.
We gave our team plain
And then it was time
I was shaking with fear
Cause I saw so much people and all had beer
I was a sub but it didn’t get down
But one thing that put me off was when
People tried to be the hero
But all they did was eat an aero.
I got played but no one scored
But I didn’t care because
I got to play with my Da.
Anonymous – Primary School
I’ll never forget those eight years
They were the best eight years of my life
Having all my friends by my side
All the teachers knowing my name
Having everything routined and the same.
My friends were always there with me
For all those eight years
Some people would get sick of it
Being with the same 20 people
Every day of every week
I never did.
All the teachers knew who you were
They were friendly and kind
I could talk to them about anything.
Everything was how it should be
The same seats every day
The classroom felt the same all the time
All the pencils, books were all in the same place.
Everything felt right
But not any more
It’s all gone
All those memories
They’ve slowly faded away.
Balaz? Morori – I climbed a cliff
I climbed a cliff
Some people thought “will I live?”
But not me
I walked through the trees
On a brown, narrow path
The sight of the perfect trees
The feel of the breeze
It was breathtaking.
When we were at the top
I felt like I was at the top of the world.
After all this work, now I have to go down
I’ll never forget the days I had with him
We both loved to go for a swim.
I used to always help him make the dinner
Nobody could make it like he did
I was only a little kid
I remember one time he was letting the sauce boil
He put the lid on the sauce
And ran up the stairs
When he came back down
The sauce was on the ground.
“Balls on it” he said.
When I came into the house
Seeing you in your chair now since you gone
Then nothing but bare.
Going to my Aunty’s
Sitting on the couch thinking of where
My mam and dad went
They came back
But with a tear in their eye
We went back to my house
But my mam told me the news
I stuck on my shoes and went outside
But nanny you’re in a better place now.
Seeing you standing on your own special cloud
I love you you’re the queen up there
With your crown please don’t stop looking down.
When that time I was little I stuck your purse on the radiator
You said stop, take it off it!
Well now thinking that you’re gone it made my stomach turn.
The sound of your laugh was so joyful
Your hug was so warm
Now since you’re gone I feel I’m after going through a caribbean storm.
I love you nanny
I miss you, gone from our home but not gone from our hearts.
Sarah Byrne – Croke Park
I would never forget the sound
Of the whistle at full time
I was out of breath and
Both teams stood in a line
We shaked the teams hands
And said good game
The crowd was chanting our team’s name.
All our parents standing proud
We all were screaming really loud.
I love my family
I love the spring
To me these are some
I also love hanging around with my friends
Having a laugh with them
To me these are some beautiful things.
I love my mam and I love my dad
I love my brothers and of course my Nan and Grandad
To me these are some beautiful things.
I love the amazing outdoors but don’t get me wrong
I also love the indoors
I love art especially to draw
To me these are some beautiful things
But then again there still are a lot of horrible things.
The thing is that when you’re angry, annoyed or frustrated
It’s hard to control your emotions.
You lose your temper, throw tantrums
And you refuse to communicate with others
This can happen with your family
You fight over the silliest things
Then you slam the door run up the stairs
In a huff and end up crying
You look in the mirror
Your eyes full of water
You feel like they hate you
Their only daughter
As I stepped on that plane
My heart was racing with excitement
I couldn’t wait
My first time going to America
All them parks and rides
A completely different country
And a completely different thing.
More new memories
Loads to share.
Waking up on Christmas
Walking down the stairs to find
Disney balloons and a t-shirt that said
We are going to Disneyland 3 days later
I was so excited