We see love on Facebook
But how do we know that its real?
we may have thousands of likes on Facebook but do they care how we feel.
If only those likes were kisses and shares were friends.
Photos of the weekend posted up ,
a drink in our hand a smile on our face.
But on the inside we like astronauts
floating alone in deep space .
– Zoe , Leah , Kayleigh , Ava
Twisting and turning down a long and lonely road,
Trying to follow society’s code.
Slowly going more insane,
As the media try to ruin everyone’s brain.
People always ask am I mad,
Even my own god damn dad.
Don’t think that life is a bliss,
For you may fall into the black abyss.
So my friend you have no need to moan,
For you are not on your own.
Jessica de Burca
When I was 8 I woke up to sirens and yelling.
At the time I didn’t know any better
so I ran straight down stairs to see what happened I wish I hadn’t.
My dad was in the hospital for 3 weeks
because of the stab wound and when he got out
I expected him to walk through the door with a smile on his face, but he didn’t.
I later learned that he was staying in my granny’s for a while.
They told me it was because the house had better needs for his condition,
and as a kid I believed them.
I saw my dad nearly every day after that and every day
I asked when he was coming home and he would always say soon.
He never did. Later I found out that him and my mom had split up on that night so long ago.
A poem about why I hate feminism
You speak of oppression, rights and discrimination,
Yet all of this is a biased minds creation,
You speak about society’s misrepresentation
Created by your superior enemy, these lords among women,
You say they push you down into a dark pit but that’s where they sit alone without emotion afraid of their words causing commotion afraid what these women will say, pointing at their privilege saying when you go out at night you don’t fear darkness from which THEY arrive, we say we do , they say at least you’ll survive, we might survive the sticks and the stones
But if words were to brake bone then not a man alive would have a leg to stand on like in the courts when they cry for their kids yet they can only see them once a week of committing no sins.
You want equality but only for your side, you say you can see problems on are side yet you still call yourself a feminist with pride, you’ve gone from the oppressed to the oppressors you call us sexists, rapist and murderers, if that not oppression then I don’t know what is, I’ve been called this yet I’ve committed no sins.
Keith Ó Cinnéide
MY EX GIRLFRIEND
Big ass Fat thighs
Shes cries almost all the time
Had to leave her
Didn’t wanna keep her
Cause im really in love with
RYAN & PHILLY
Too much to manage ,
No clue what to do ,
I’m stuck ‘ feeling smothered ,
I need a break through .
Do I keep others happy ,
Or try help myself ,
decisions …decision ,
I’ll never work out .
Maybe it’s not so bad ,
I just need to relax ,
or take a deep breath ,
when panic attacks.
It’s the one word I can use to describe my everyday life.
I live in a world where a misspoken word, phrase
Or even body language.
Can be determined offensive and even hurtful.
This world where everything you say must be politically correct,
This world where my own thoughts and opinions and not aloud to be expressed
For no reason other than people have predetermined
That what I was going to say is wrong
and that I don’t have a right to my own opinions.
This anxiety kills me,
I can’t just keep hiding my feelings and beliefs just
So people won’t call me bigoted or a misogynist and treat me like
I am some sort of plague,
Just think of this hypocrisy
I am afraid of being myself because
The people who think they are not aloud to be themselves
Wont let me……
I’m sick of this so I am going to just say it,
I am not a feminist,
I’m not a feminist in this world where I have to be,
I’m not a feminist in this society where I feel anxious admitting this,
But I’m not going to be afraid anymore.
So just deal with it. –
Shane Ó Croasdell (2015)
I got in my car.
And had a chocolate bar.
The car was grey.
I was born in may
I drove to Spain.
And there was lots of rain.
I got my umbrella.
I had a dog called Stella.
I went back home.
I draw to express
Indifference is a blank page
I speak to express
Anxiety is silent screams for no one but me
I move to express
Joy is falling the arms of friends I know can’t catch me.
I speak to express
Frustration is sharp words that make sense to no one but me
I move to express
A meltdown is stillness
I listen to express
Every single day is the sound of rain on a window
I search to express
I haven’t found anything yet.
Alex + Aisling
People can be your best friend or enemy,
But a careless pig is what they’d rather be.
They’d be the type to stab you in the back
And ask you what’s wrong,
But won’t stick around for the story because
It’s taking too long.
Too long because the time they have is precious.
They feel every second is valuable.
Needs to be used and abused as they please,
But what about a life?
Every word that is said to everyone,
Is loved and cherished.
Because society is so messed up.
13 year olds playing with drugs and blades,
Because they feel no matter how hard they try
They’ll never be good enough.
Wasting time that used to be spent with Barbie dolls and eating chocolate bars,
But now they’re drawing pictures on their skin that leaves permanent scars.
One slit, two slit, three slit, four
Someone knocks on the bathroom door
Quickly throw away the blade
Soon everything starts to fade
Waking up in the hospital bed
Don’t you wish you were just dead.
Mums and Dads, Brothers and Sisters,
Such a pain, just like splinters,
Up and down, back and forth,
East, West, South and North,
Not knowing where to turn,
Crashing down to burn,
Yet they are family,
So just live happily!
The times when they fall,
And you get in trouble for laughing,
So you hop off the wall,
Even though you should’ve been photographing,
The time they gave you a wedgy,
And it was them who got the blame,
“Using me like a veggie!!!”
Just burn happily like a flame!
Rebecca Nic Eoin
Adults in STEAM while they are waiting
on their TEENS getting their results
not showing that it HURTS not shown how life really works.
So they try ESCAPE were not superheroes wearing CAPES
were just TEENS in a world where there are no MISTAKES.
5 Straight Years
For 5 straight years I felt like dirt.
Constantly thinking I was worthless.
Even though my friends all thought I was happy, I was really dying inside
Id go home, a mask on my face, walk in the door and go up to my room.
Id just lie there and doubt myself till I cried
People would tell me that grades mattered but really they didn’t mean anything
My mother would tell me to cop on
Make me feel worse about myself
Hate every moment that I was breathing
Tears streaming down my face id believe things that weren’t true,
I wasn’t worthless, but I believed I was.
My grades were slipping, I lacked motivation
Every moment thinking how id be better off dead,
never once did I feel as if I was wanted
I thought my friends secretly hated me,all the jokes that they would say,
just because we were lads,cut through me like knives
I lost mysel in a world of gaming,the one place I was truly happy
On the brink of suicide I found that they made me think I was worth something
Even though they were a bunch of numbers and pixels they were my best friends
I felt as if Mr. Scotch,my fallout character,really was me
He had lots of friends and I felt they were mine
I have a scar on my side
Because I lit it,hoping that if I lived no one would know
Played it off like I fell off my bike nobody knows the truth and yet I tell complete strangers on the internet
I owe my life to video games,a debt I plan on repaying…
It starts at a very young age
Drinking in the fields all the time
Then exceeds to more often to a late stage.
Until they realise the damage they’re doing is not fine
This teenage addiction is alcohol.
This is our society now and what is expected of us from the youth around us.
Every teenager today is hooked on something
Whether its drinking, drugs, social media or acceptance
The reason for these addictions is to escape from something
We don’t know exactly why but its for acceptance
It’s the society that is worsening for the youth around us.
Living in Tallaght is the life
if you fell depressed just look at the Casey site
when you walk past bang of tripe
but who cares we’re all high as a kite
From Jober to the cairn and the square crew with there perm.
Our sessions last all night.
The boys rob cars and most of them sell bars.
The coke ic clean the Rats green is mean.
Its Tallaght life yeno what I mean.
Man im getting so sick and tired
of messing with the steel
they only give us 30 minutes to eat lunch
and chill my body aching just to get a buck
I’m sick of eating this muck
off this stinking lunch truck.
Jack Mac Lochlainn
Poem about school
Internet doesn’t work but they expect us to go on computer’s,
Annoying teachers, who expect us too know it all,
Judged for everything,everyone knows everything,
Forced to wear a ugly snotty green jumper with a big long kilt,
Why is it so cold??
The people smell, do they know what deodorant is?
Not aloud out for lunch,but no one can afford the school shop,
Forced to speak irish!but whats it worth?
Teachers want too know everything,why is it there business?
But at the end of the day, we all enjoy school, its where your friends at.
Aoife ni Chroinin
If I was green
I would jump in the stream ,
And worship my dreams ,
Go out and play with the team,
You know what I mean Charlie sheen
Sean Farrell & Paul