Never Before   Never before has this world been so cruel, so hard The truth so warped, reality so jarred Never before was ignorance rewarded, intelligence shunned Morals valued less than some goddam hedge fund Never before was the air so unclean The forest a shambles, can’t see any green Never before did lies outgrow

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This Wealthy Bourgeois Oligarchy   This wealthy bourgeois oligarchy This plastic democracy A totalitarian monarchy Spitting laws and legislation Set by the 1% of rich America’s dream Is America’s b**** The needle of consumerism Riddles the vein Rich piggy politicians With the world in chains Where zero is what You can buy or sell And

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We are Stuck   We are stuck in a planet where we are judged for How we act How we look What we wear It is just not fair Why can’t everyone be treated equally? Black, white, gay, Muslim Nobody should have to feel like an outcast Nobody should have to feel judged And nobody

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Gender Equality   Why does the word gender define men from women? Why is there such a divide in equal pay? Why are we told that there’s no such thing as a man’s world? But in reality a women’s pay can be flushed away, They earn a fraction of what a man earns for doing

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Brick Walls   Have you ever tried talking to authoritative brick walls Whose oblivious suggestions unintentionally appall? If you ever distrust a brick wall that dispossesses your head Do you think there would be anything relevant said? Is there also brick walls that always meet at corners? “Who should go farther”, they argue and block

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St Benildus College, Dublin

Masculinity   The lads in school, hiding their childishness, Scared little boys, trying to masquerade as men They bury themselves in their lies, too deep and then We go home; we live our lives, probably until we’re devoid of life. We’re hiding in our shells, no escape in sight. We’ll go home, play online, kiss

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