By: Alicia

 

School: Firhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Maths

 

Heartbreak minus heart is break.

 

Heartbreak minus heart is ache.

 

Believe minus be is leave.

 

Me take away him is

 

Alone.

 

Him and me divided

 

Are separate.

 

Me divided by him equals

 

Nothing.

 

By: Alicia

 

 

By: Killian

 

School: Firhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stand Out

 

That was crap, what was that.

 

You let everyone down.

 

You could have done better.

 

You’re not putting enough effort in.

 

Even though you put so much work in

 

You’ll never see the good in what you do,

 

Even though it was amazing in someone else’s eyes

 

You’ll never think it was good enough.

 

At least you’re putting effort in,

 

it’s better than nothing

 

It may not be nice in your eyes,

 

but it was beautiful in anothers.

 

Stop doubting yourself, focus on the positive.

 

At least you have a goal to look up to.

 

Believe in yourself, you can do it.

 

Stand out, show everyone what you’re made of.

 

 

By: Yinka

 

School: Firhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fight

 

Life is too short.

 

You have to do what makes you happy.

 

It is not good to be doing a job

 

That is boring and you hate

 

Just for money.

 

Never wonder why your life is so boring

 

If you never planned on living it big

 

And never let anyone say that

 

You can’t do this

 

Or you can’t do that.

 

With hard work and commitment

 

The sky will be your limit.

 

So I say you stand up

 

Create your own path

 

And fight for what you love.

 

You only live once.

 

 

By: Szymon

 

School: Firhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Path to Light

 

Willful ignorance of what’s true.

 

You don’t care really?

 

You only live once.

 

The world is filled with wonder.

 

That simple feeling of here and now.

 

So many bitter moments.

 

Pain you toil.

 

You bleed and cry.

 

The evil is great.

 

The shadow of your soul.

 

The hatred you know.

 

It burns you till you’re

 

Ash and dust.

 

But there is a light.

 

The soul that changes

 

In a world of might.

 

The path to light is a trail by tears.

 

By blood, by loss.

 

The echoes of ghosts.

 

Choose this meaning?

 

Everything you do matters.

 

Will you carry that?

 

Or fade in to the cursed abyss.

 

In the swamp with no meaning.

 

This is the world we live in.

 

Everything you do matters.

 

I remember doubting myself one day

 

And my grandad turned around to say

 

He said that you’re the most beautiful girl I’ve ever seen One of the happiest that’s ever been

 

He said “there is no point doubting yourself

 

You make me proud every day”

 

And I will always be proud I’m glad to say

 

I shed a little tear

 

Because

 

There was nothing for me to fear.

 

Holiday in Russia

 

A whole family together

 

Far, far on the other side.

 

Uncle, Aunt, Cousin,

 

Niece, Nephew and Granny.

 

All in one place,

 

All in one sensation

 

The time I visit

 

The time I never forget

 

Though no matter how far I am separated

 

May the memories never end.

 

“Judges bang!” and up goes my hand

 

All is said and done

 

The round is over but not in my head,

 

I’m in the ring people all round

 

They’re cheering and jeering, it’s quite the crowd.

 

All that matters now is 3 feet across

 

I wonder how he’s taken the loss

 

Then there’s the medal gold and shining.

 

I don’t even hear the old man whining

 

We walk off the ring with a shake of the hand

 

And i’m back in the world, it’s over, it’s done.

 

I am the champion

 

I’m number one.

 

Coffee,

 

Over everything

 

Favourite drink

 

Full of flavour

 

Every morning

 

Energy

 

Kick

 

Invigorating

 

Can’t live without

 

Keeps me awake

 

Smell

 

Adrenaline

 

Sleepy

 

Sugar

 

I remember begging for it for ages

 

And soon as i saw the box I knew what it was

 

The first time I played it, it sounded shit

 

I realised it was going to be harder than I thought

 

But I learned, and practiced

 

Soon it felt familiar

 

I began to remember where

 

everything goes without thinking

 

Like breathing.

 

But then practising grew boring and I was too impatient.

 

It was more a chore than something that excited me.

 

So it stopped

 

But my ability never went away

 

A few months ago I opened that case again

 

And as soon as I lifted my violin on my shoulder

 

held the bow in my hand it came to me again.

 

This is what I love to do.

 

Is there anything better than being shaken awake In the late A.M

 

By a brother or a mother or some significant other.

 

Grabbing your suitcase and eating your breakfast

 

And heading to the airport listening to the radio

 

With butterflies in your tummy

 

So ready to get away from it all

 

For a week or two

 

To experience something

 

New and different

 

***

 

Walking on stage

 

It’s the final night of the show

 

The spotlight is on me and I can’t

 

See anyone in the audience

 

But I can feel their presence

 

Hear their cheers

 

And in that moment

 

I realise that this isn’t

 

The end.

 

This is only the beginning

 

Because I need that feeling again.

 

Sometimes someone hurts you so bad

 

It stops hurting at all

 

A childhood of constant nightmare,

 

darkness, numbness,

 

I am the 8 year old

 

who had to feed her drunken dad.

 

The alcohol took over, and really it’s sad

 

That the alcohol not only made him drunk

 

But he also forgot how to love, or notice me

 

My little heart sunk.

 

Oblivious to my 10 year old little feelings,

 

my life was falling apart

 

Slowly but surely waiting to explode.

 

I was no longer treated human,

 

lost and broken

 

Like a glass smashed on the floor

 

Do not call my 16 year old self

 

a “crybaby” or a “drama queen”

 

Call me broken glass.

 

My favorite moment

 

when we won division 1

 

we bet all teams in Kildare

 

we got into dublin division 3

 

bet everyone in that division

 

Stayed in division 1 for 3 years in a row

 

Got into division 2

 

Bet one of the best teams in Dublin

 

Became Kildare champs

 

And well known in Dublin

 

Made the Kildare team.