The Shadows Whisper forgotten dreams. Lost hope filled with tears, Endless sadness drenched in fear. The step not taken the lies that left you tainted. A porcelain heart broken, Shattered. The words that broke you, The despair that haunts you. A dying wish of a child, who smiled, Now his cries when you close your

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Shine Bright I look up at the night sky What I love is darker the sky The brighter the stars So I accept my problems As it makes me stronger in who I am Which means you can become the brightest star Despite your problems Be yourself and shine bright Jack Carey School A place

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Underestimated, Underappreciated We are the lower class, The smart ones, the kind ones. The ones who don’t go to parties, The ones who work hard in school. The ‘shy’ and ‘weak’ ones Day to day we get picked on, Because we are different. We have no interest in staying out late, Or going to town

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Creating Waves We were seen as non-existent, Silent, irrelevant, indifferent, Were masked by the voices of those who “knew more,” “cared more,” “worked more.” But with a breath of awakening, of urgency, a refusal to be silenced any longer, We drew back and we grew. We grew tall, taller than your empty promises and your

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Boys and Girls Boys will be boys And girls will be weak Boys will talk too loud And girls shall not speak Boys have to be brave And girls can never be strong Boys will be right And I will be wrong ‘A painting tells a thousand words’ But are they written in a different

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When I was a Kid When I was a kid I saw everything through a warped perspective The daily news saying this and that, what’s right and wrong The pure debacle of what system works best But honestly growing up in this warped perspective Views change, comprehensive thought begins to train Everything seems more surreal

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Silhouettes of Trees As silhouettes of trees swayed by the brink And brisk air stained my cheeks a subtle shade of pink The howling wind built up a strong wall of fear Black birds sang but nobody could hear The dazzling moon lit up the street I could have stayed there all day, on repeat

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