The Shadow of Sadness It leaves a void that cannot be filled. An empty space that no one can ever take the place. There are no words. There is no comfort. “It was his time anyway” or “he was suffering”. These words might be of comfort later. However, there must be time to mourn Things

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Something More In this current period, life is just so bland We just exist, survive, insignificant like a grain of sand. We do the same thing every single day, There is no change in routine from September to May. I’m just tired of nothing changing Just the same old, same old School life never changes

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My Brain My Brain, my mind, my greatest enemy, A mine field where each mine is perfectly the size of your foot But you always step on three, A landslide that takes the mountain onto your back But you carry on because you must, Like a heatwave a blizzard a hurricane and drought all at

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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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Untitled ‘It was a joke’ ‘You’ll be fine’ Society’s excuse every time Someone left hurt Broken, sad Only to be told ‘It’s not even that bad’ Social Media has taken over Turned everything around Teenagers growing up Their real self to be found It’s not their fault, For this, nobody asked That our generation is

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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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