The Leaving Cert She wakes at seven every morning. Tired and worn out because she stayed up studying all night. The biggest Exam of her life is today. The Leaving Cert! The pressure put on her to succeed is immense. Every person she sees is competition. She knows everyone won’t get what they want. When

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Untitled No white, no black, No straight, no gay, No skinny, no fat No happy, no sad, No strong, no weak, No full, no empty, No sun, no rain No pure, no corrupt No angel, no demon, No god, no devil, No monster, no saint, Just people. Angus Dunne Guessing Games Pushing people away because

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Demons in Disguise We all put on a mask of holiness. We hide behind the safety of the word ‘’good’’ It is a mirage that disappears over time, Fading away in the background. We all claim we are angels, Heroes of the modern age. But the truth of the matter is that we are all

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Fear Not a day past 13 and life kicks into high gear. New school, new friend, fresh start. Fear The year’s progress, Hormones pump, emotions unstable. The one you love, across the room You think to speak but odds look bleak, You take on step, take it back Stomach knots, thoughts distract She walks away,

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All Her Life All her life she had been surrounded by violence, depression and alcoholism. She did not suffer from any of these herself, But the people who surrounded her did. They had no one to vent to, so they leaned on her. She felt like she was carrying them on her back She felt

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My Demons Lie My demons lie In-between my heart and head. In the winter’s morning dread. When sadness creeps upon the world And whispers are out to get me. Taboos and scars tattoo the stars, Tell these endless tales behind these bars. Exhale. Inhale. Erin Marsh Where This is where I learn, where I dream

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Sticks and Stones Sticks and stones, sticks and stones. A simple phrase, played back on a tape recorder in my mind. Sticks and stones, sticks and stones. They don’t mean it, It’s not true. I seem so fixated on a voice calling out a slur or words, Telling me I’m not enough. Sticks and stones,

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