School We come to ‘learn’ but Our imagination is pulled away from us Thrown in storage We never get it back We look for the light That fades into black All our hopes and dreams All come to depend On the useless facts Our memories amend Stereotypes reinforce our minds We are meant to flourish

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Escape from Reality Here I find peace and quiet at the end of a long day, Where dreams are created and the dark fades away. I can be wholly alone, yet completely myself; Memories gather like dust upon my mind’s shelf. No judgmental eyes can tap into my soul; My thoughts spiral down an infinite

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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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