A friendly shove.
These are the main rubric
Just a few of the things all people need
But I don’t have just one of them.
There’s No Need
Spiteful comments of harmfulness
Can be worse than a bruise
It wrecks people’s minds and so you will find
That make someone annoyed can leave kids destroyed
Sticks and stones may break your bones – true
But words will hurt you if you let them
So don’t take any heed
In your heart you know there’s no need.
In the school
I found a human
There are too many humans
I have fallen to pieces.
I struggle because I compare my behind-the-scenes to everyone else’s highlight reel.
As I wake up the heavy thump is strong
As I realise that this school day is long
The weight of pressure pulls me down
Full of expectation pain and frowns
In my direction because they think ill drown
In the names and pains leaving stains.
On my hopes as teachers say nope
He won’t succeed he has no chance
He should give up and take a stance
Behind a counter in Supermacs
Just because I’m not able to read through stacks
Of pointless literature to memorise.
And I’m supposed to leave all dreams behind in the skies
And be like all the other guys
Arthur Moore & William McAleese
Things That Annoy Me
I hate cocky people
On the street online and in schools
People who are full of themselves
And don’t care about anyone else.
They think they’re above people
And decide they can do whatever they want
Slagging and teasing putting people down
Think it’s funny but don’t see lasting damage
People like this need to see what they’ve done.
I know this because I’ve been put through all this
By cocky people who think they’re above me
Einstein said judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree
And it will live its life believing it’s stupid
School is an oak I’m a fish out of water
The system’s a joke, I feel like I’m getting smaller.
How can it be fair two people with different minds
Forced to take the same test, run it in the same time.
Everyone is different, differ in imagination
People rejected for job imagine that frustration
Rejected because ink on a page said so
Because someone else did one percent better
They don’t say it to your face
Rejection in a letter.
Imagining the world with the imagination
That it takes to see the next big revelation
Revolution, innovation all come down to one thing
Our system kills the one thing we need most
To thrive in a world we need to look forward, not linger and boast
To imagine the imagination that has already been killed
It makes wonder when it all dies what else will.
My rant is political correctness. This is because in my opinion political correctness stops people from speaking the truth. For example, Michael D. Higgins and Enda Kenny in the Christmas address did not once mention Christianity in order to remain politically correct. This is wrong as you should not be unable to speak the truth just because you might annoy a small minority who in my opinion are wrong to do so. If you take for example Donald Trump he tells political correctness to kiss their arses. Now I despise Donald Trump and hope he does not get elected but because he ignores all of these imaginary and stupid rules. He appeals to the people because he talks as they would to each other. If more people in power took notice of this then some of the problems we see today could become a lot more manageable.
Your school and your parents say that you have to do it whether you like it or not.
And we say time after time that that’s not what we want to do
And they ask what do you want to do
But if they heard that what we really want to do is be free
To do what we wanna do
But you can’t because a man in a uniform with a badge said you can’t.
What Annoys Me
How much can you drink
James and Matthew
Things I Hate
I hate going to school in Germany
Because 70% of what we do
I’m never going to use again.
In German class we always do the same
Writing interpretations or analysis.
In music class we were doing
The exact same test for 3 years.
The same things again and again
That’s how it is at my school.