Chanel College, Coolock, Dublin 9

Grades

This is the harsh reality we see, 

people doing  15 years of school left with nothing to be.

The look on their face,  results day their grades are a disgrace,

These people have talented trade,

They get their bad grades and their life seems to fade,

Their lives become a waste, just because of bad grades they’re not people’s choice of taste.

This is stupid with people “not being intelligent enough”

Our lives being based on grades even though were better at other stuff.

The ones that do well in school are the best for sure,

Because they can do some maths sums they are the “best in the world”

People doing nothing with their lives because of their grades are a shame ,

They’re lives are better if not the same ,

They think their lives are just vapour ,

Just because of a grade on a piece of lousy paper
 conor yeates

                              

 

Sitting in the computer room

 the cars go vrum vrum
Looking at the walls and there dirty paint
 I think I might make a complaint
Im on my computer playing a game
when my tutor is going insane
waiting for the bell
it feels like a cell
we run out the door
to the wet slippery floor
to see greg  on his back
eating his snack
we run for the gate
throwing are weight
at quarter to 8
we run for the bus
jumping the bush
in a rush
with a royle flush
by evan burke daniel reid  lee mc hugh

 

The day is long

Still pushing hard and strong

Always walking along friends

Asking questions about everyone else

Them ignoring you

Not paying attention

Sitting around when you get home

Parents telling you to do stuff

When all you want to do is relax

After a hard day’s work in school

Trying your best to impress

Your mam dad or guardians

No one listens cause they have their own problems

With their work issues

Here have a tissue

Blow your nose

Don’t let go of that one thing that makes you happy

Do what makes you happy they say

And when you do they complain

They don’t understand

But they say they do

But in reality

All they seem to see is someone wasting

Precious life, it’s like a game

The roll of the dice you could get six

And then fall down to one

You are the only one who makes decisions in your life

So don’t become victim to

The small kingdom that is calling

People gay, fat, ugly, hopeless

Nobody’s hopeless

Everyone has purpose

Don’t let them change you

The only one who can do that is you

So stand up, embrace

And face your fears of becoming something

You don’t want to be

So next time enter

That spelling bee

Or dance competition

Or school drama class

Cause you could be cast

As one of the top people

One day, but only if you do

What you want to do

So stop pretending you like something

For the sake of being cool

Forget that rule and follow your heart

Or else it will all tear you apart

Thank you

By Craig Emerson

Their Life.

Peoples life is not yours.
It is different.
Some rich, some poor.
People say “look at him or look at her”
“What are those”
They are depressed
But there is no cure.
They go home everyday
Hoping that they’d sleep there life away.
Ryan Anderson

Dorm Song

Sitting waiting for your doom

You may be sitting in your room

Waiting on your inpending doom

Just remember everything you do is not a waste

Make something off your life its up to your taste

If you get called names and all that

Don’t matter if its fagot or fat

Don’t give a damn what they think

They all stink

Stand up,fight for your life

don’t end it with a knife

everything that happens in school

it doesn’t matter if you’re a nerd or cool

after all the years the cool kids in the school

being cool and funky

theyre the most likely to become a junkie

remember god gave you your shoes to fit you

so put them on to wear

be yourself man be proud of who you are

even if it sounds corny

don’t ever let anybody tell you that your not beautiful.

Matthew Fagan

Nobody Cares

Here I am alone again
With depression creeping up like a lion on its prey saying
“it’s that time again”.
I go to the bathroom where no one can hear
To look in the mirror to see more tears
cause I hate what I see.
I sit in on the floor
Wishing it would end
Because the end sounds better than suffering again.
But what about after that what then,
I don’t what to hurt anyone ever again.
So the end never comes
So depression never conquers,
But the pain continues
The hate, anger and the painful thought
That nobody cares.

 

Conor Burke

Two Ducks

I look out the window in this prison of a school, from the big walls to the gates and all of these fools,

They believe curricular education is right but what they don’t know is their teachings are shite,

i feel myself looking at these clocks as I wish time would go by as I don’t give two ducks

I wish school was out, I wish school was done so I could be outside having some fun

By Dean Harte, Dylan Davis and Sean Dillon.

RANT

 

I have to deal with a lot of shit in my of people telling me I’m nothing that I won’t do anything good with my life that I won’t be successful that I will never amount to nothing that I’m useless and the only escape I can’t get away from this bullshit called reality is through games anime and manga  it’s the only way I can be myself  also I do be full of rage and anger and the only way I can get it out is through my tekken shotakan training and not have people over my shoulder telling me I can’t do anything that I’m not loved or liked by anyone and when I ask any girl out I’m always getting shot down getting told that even if I was the last guy on earth that they still wouldn’t date me and I always get told to go outside when I’m trying to escape from reality and when I go outside I still get told im worthless that I’m nothing and I get called names like alien and kiddy fiddler and I get annoyed about it but I don’t lash out at people because I like the people (well some of them) who say it to me cause most of them are messing and I calm down but I normally leave and go back to my “world” of anime manga and gaming (it feels good to get this off my chest thank you)

Adam Carroll

R.I.P Nan

Losing people is hard,

Visiting there grave to leave a card,

Anniversary once a year,

knowing they aren’t not near,

Christmas without you,

Who ever knew,

The flowers on your grave might be rotten,

But you’ll never be forgotten. 

By Mark Richardson

A Message To All Bullies

You may think that what you are doing is funny, and to be honest it is to everyone else. But let me ask you this, do you know who we are, you make people who kill feel better about themselves, you are so small and so insignificant it’s actually quite sad, you only exist to hurt other people. So tell me “Big Man” how does it feel to suddenly have that dawn on you. You are not a person; you are trinket on our mantel piece. No one wants a parasite who latches on and attempts to bring down their host as a friend or partner. A disgrace does not cut it anymore, you are an insect and I, my friend, I intend to be the exterminator. Whatever pitiful legacy you hope to achieve whether it be a fantastic cleaner or a casher working on a minimum wage, you are a small chapter in another person’s success story. And if you have a problem with it then I give you the right to say you’re sorry, pack your bags and get the hell out of my life and everyone else’s. Just remember, I and others you’ve picked on may eventually be the police when it comes to dealing with scumbags like you, but remember this you people will always be your own executioner.

Sean Davies

Rap

Walk down the corridor

Everyone’s heads down to the floor

The big man’s roaring

He’s very boring

In the class room

It feels like a courtroom

Everyone wishing the day away

And they pray

Waiting for lunch

To have a munch

But then you realise you have detention

Next thing is a suspension

Going home me ma’s gonna kill me

Because I won’t get that degree

I feels like nobody’s on my side

Will it be like that till the day I die?

 

Alex and Adam

Silver Spoon

Why do some have it easy and some have it hard

Some people are happy and some get scarred

You don’t know how to help your just standing still

They want to run away they want to go to Brazil

It’s just not fair why does this happen

We gotta do something we gotta take action

Help is not far away 

You can talk or you can pray 

Your gonna get through this 

Don’t tell yourself lies cause you will be missed

Please don’t fall into that abyss I beg of you

 

You need to work hard to get through this 

Your affecting your family and not just yourself

You need to work hard, don’t take the piss

Please think of others and all you’ve helped

Please.
Mark Fitzpatrick

MISSING SOMEONE I NEVER KNEW.

 

EVEN THOUGH YOU NEVER MET ME I KNOW IF I LISTEN CLEARLY ILL HEAR YOU CRYING BESIDE ME, FLYING RIGHT BY ME AND EVEN WHEN I SLEEPING I KNOW YOUR RIGHT THERE, ALWAYS LISTENING TO ME CRY EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN BUT I BUT ONE DAY I WILL GET TO MEET THE MOST AMAZING PERSON EVER.

I USED TO ALWAYS FIGHT WHEN PEOPLE SLAGGED YOU AND WHEN I GOT COUGHT I WOULD RUN AND SPEND THE NIGHT RIGHT BESIDE YOUR GRAVE. IT WAS THE SCARIEST THING I HAD EVER DONE BUT IT WAS WORTH IT CAUSE I GOT TO TALK TO THE MOST AMAZING PERSON EVER.

EVEN THOUGH I NEVER MET YOU I MISS YOU SOMETHING TERRIBLE AND I CANT WAIT TILL THE DAY I DIE AND SPEND THE BEST DAYS EVER WITH YOU MY ANGEL.

 

Leeroy Deegan

Dreams

People dream of a good life

Making lots of money and having a beautiful wife

People dream of buying fancy cars and private jets

But don’t fall asleep just yet

We all have goals

If you do now you’ll be living off the dole.

 

by Ryan Cuddy

Motivational Wha?

I guess you want something interesting

Some physiologic rant about drugs and depression

Or bullying and discrimination

Hearing all the heart felt poem that are “motivating”

It is in are very nature to be destructive

There is no peace and equality in this world

Feminist’s, SJW’s and Peace activists

All trying to gain something that is never apparent

In a world without Nukes, Depression or terrorist organizations

What would it be like? Probably Boring and bland

The word happiness will be drowned sorrow

The emotion itself will become obsolete

Vice versa

You may disagree but the world where in is heaven

It’s a dodgy balance between Joy and Sadness

Take another look at mass media

Think for a second

You’ll probably miss it in a peace filled world..

                Whoa lad too much internet for today

Shane Talbot

Discrimination

Screw you discrimination,

You’re destroying our nation,

Why can’t we all be like reverent Love-joy?

Everything else is just irrelevant ’cause

We all end up dead.

 

Aaron Roe

I’m me

I was unpopular, ugly, hated

I wanted the opposite, I was fixated

On being cool, having the attention

That’s me, in my own dimension

Because that’s not how life goes

It’s different, a way nobody knows

Life isn’t like the movies

You need to open your eyes to see

Nobody wants me

It’s most likely

Not everybody’s smiley

Most people feel alone

But in reality, you’re not on your own

You just need to wake

Hit the emergency brake

And stop

But don’t drop

Stay up, fight the cancer

Suicide is not the answer

But wait, what is the cancer

It’s not you, its society

Just relax, no anxiety

Together we can fight depression

Look at my facial expression

It’s not pretty

I’m not witty

But I’m me

And that’s all I need to be.

 

Gabriel Hynes

Be united and help

The world is crumbling around us, whether it bomb attacks or just plain murders. We think it can’t be any worse in the world when a country in Europe is attacked by terrorists but what we don’t think about is the people in Syria. What about what they live they live in a country where rages and the only way to get out is broken wooden boats across the ocean. They risk their lives to get a better life and places like Paris were bombed by extreme terrorists and we all mourn the dead and rightly so, we should also think about think about the people were the war is, we think about the 128 and twenty people who died in Paris but we don’t think about the thousands of people who have been killed in Syria. People haven’t realised that these terrorists are breaking up the world. Instead of other country’s helping each other they are all working by themselves, people don’t know that we need to be united in stopping these people. If we all unite these terrorists don’t stand a chance, we need to help the people and places that really need help and be united, if everyone helps each other we can stop this, we don’t have to live in fear, we don’t have to  be scared if we stand together.

Colm Finn

Story

HE WAS ALONE IN A FOSTER HOME HIS MAM AND DAD WERE IN INTENSIVE CARE

BECAUSE THEY WERE ON GEAR

HE HAD NO MONEY OR FUTURE BECAUSE NO ONE SEEMED TO CARE

SO HE DECIDED TO LIVE ON SOCIAL WELFARE

 

Anon

Owen Colgan

I Hate People

I hate People.

I hate when people curse too much.

I hate when people unnecessarily spit.

I hate when people don’t brush their teeth.

I hate when people skip me in a line.

I hate when people are rude.

I hate when people complain about little things.

I hate when people make me feel uncomfortable.

I hate when people don’t stop talking about irrelevant topics.

I hate when people are ignorant.

I hate when people don’t have common sense.

I hate when people ask for your opinion and then they get offended when you tell them something that they don’t want to hear.

I hate People.

Jamie Malone

Wake up

Wake up to the trouble of teenage years

Wondering how to cope with the stress

Always having people in my ears

Sometimes I feel like I couldn’t be anything less

 Parents telling you that you need this and that

And if you want to be a success you need to work hard

I think they need to have a chat

About how some people can be mentally scarred

The education system is just one dimensional

There needs to be a change

Exams will destroy peoples confidence without being intentional

The needs to be more of a range.

Jordan Dunne

Attacks in   France

What is the point of killing other people?

Why can’t we all be peaceful?

Destroying innocent lives because it’s in their constitution

That’s really dumb so let’s find a better solution.

Exchanging attacks to one another

Can lead to a bigger disaster.

Jude

Terror

A man gets up in the morning, has his breakfast whilst watching the news, “ISIS MEMBERS HAVE ATTACKED PARIS”. He gasped, it affected him like it did everyone else. “It’s a disgrace”, he thought.

He walks to the local newsagent. The cashier is giving him a funny look. A woman in the shop saw him and took her kids from the shop. While purchasing his coffee and lunch the cashier moved faster than usual.

He walks to the bus stop. It’s crowded. Yet no one would stand within 10 feet of him. He got on the bus, sat down on an empty seat. As the bus filled he began to realize nobody sat beside him. There was people standing, yet there was a seat right there beside him.

He got to the restaurant where he worked. He was the waiter. A lot of people walked in, looked around and then left. The manager came out and stated that for today they were overstaffed and therefore suggested he go home.

He went to have lunch in a fast food restaurant. However everything he ordered, was out of stock.

He left feeling puzzled. He went home. Checked his messages, the old folks home where he volunteered said they did not need his assistance anymore. He looked to the ground, rose from his seat and walked to the bedroom.

He looked in the mirror and realized what had been going on all day. He is a Muslim.

-Adam Ellison

 

Existential Rant

Why should you need a good result in tests to get a better job than others. Someone that just studied a bit more than you could have got the points and got the course and job you wanted even though you’d be harder working and more fit for the job.

Alcohol and drugs: you shouldn’t need alcohol and drugs to have a good time drugs can have ways of destroying people’s lives and wasting money on drugs uses up a lot of money. I am anti-drugs I’m not going to take drugs and I hope no one close to me starts doing drugs

 

Walk into the party everyone’s locked

Everyone’s lying around I was shocked

Fella in the corner doing some sniff

Jesus when that kicks in hell want to jump off a cliff

He’s taking advantage bringing her upstairs

But it seems like she doesn’t care

Looks like he’s heading straight for the bed

But sure look he’s mashed out of his head

Wont be soon ’till the gardas called

They kicked down the door it ended in a brawl

I tried to get out but I was stopped

The garda caught me my heart dropped

Awh crap me ma’s gonna freak

Im gonna get a few slaps across the cheek

I asked the gurada to let me go

But they said bleedin no

 

 

 Andrew &  Luke

 

Teenage Angst

There are a lot of pressures being a teen, 

Having to drink,

Have a boyfriend or girlfriend,

 Having to get with someone, homework, 

Experience life, be mature, be yourself, find yourself,

Get job, get a hair-cut, and get a life

Be a adult, be a man, be a women, be a winner

Don’t be a loser, don’t be loud, don’t be emotional, and don’t cry

Feeling lonely, feeling depressed, feeling sad, feeling angry, feeling 

And not knowing why you’re feeling like this, felling like there’s no one there to listen

 

Dion Bird