Spooderman Why does music speak to us? It’s because it connects to the truest part of us The piece of us that has not yet been distorted and shaped by moulds of other people Music is the only thing that can be truly yours It can be yours in happiness, sickness or even depression.

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  Untitled Walking down the hall Feeling rather small Everyone else seems tall Pushing me against the wall.   Slinging insults, shouting abuse, Everything in this world seems so obtuse Throwing punches, taking drugs When all I need is some hugs.   Feeling dark, feeling down Almost felt like I was going to drown Then

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St. Benildus College, Dublin

  Me I am who I am No one is gonna change me I will do what I do best No matter  what society says I will live, be free. Sculpt a life and make you see That I don’t give a shit about the names, The labels and tags that I was called, About

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  No Exceptions When I was growing up, I was always told Be your own person It was just a shape, to mould.   But little good did that do when it came to society Only the normals were accepted, never room for variety.   In our generation we get shamed for everything we do

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  Cool Trying to be cool when in school So the other day in school I was trying to act cool, When the teacher came over and told me the number one rule, To be who I am and not be a fool, I chose not to pay attention so she gave me a detention,

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  100 Years If we go back 100 years Teenagers didn’t exercise half as much as now The pressure didn’t appear It grew with the media. If we go back 100 years Teenagers didn’t exercise half as much as now The pressure didn’t appear It grew with the media.   If we go forward 100

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  Live life the way you like Today people ask me ’How’s school going?’ It’s never ‘How are you?’ it’s unknowing People laugh and cry about an exam But in the end it doesn’t matter a damn We are all going to die anyway. So live everyday like it’s your last day Don’t turn out

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Being a Teen is Hard Being a teen is hard Were expected to grow up While we’re treated like children Were told were not good enough Were made look a certain way We know models are fake But we don’t except the reality Some starve themselves while others overeat We still won’t be excepted because

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  Facades Five hundred likes on her Facebook page, Looks good on camera, but is it all staged? She’s smart and pretty and funny, it’s true, But she has nothing on the real me and you. She takes pretty pictures on her flashy iPhone, When it comes to having boyfriends, she’s like a dog with

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