Forever Be a Part of Me
As I lay in bed one March night
I woke to such a horrid sight
My daddy spread out on the floor
Right beside the sliding door
Wait for the ambulance I was told
So I stood outside in the cold
They said they knew from the start
That they couldn’t help revive his heart
He’s now been gone for two years
But I’m able to cope with all these tears
Because I know although I can’t see
He will forever be a part of me
It wasn’t supposed to be like this,
It was supposed to be okay.
I thought I’d get a fresh start,
But old problems don’t go away.
If you can be strong,
You can get through the day.
Hope is but a trivial comfort,
Just hope your friends stay.
My Life is the Ocean
My life is like the sea
It’s calm and warm
It’s blue and bright
This is mostly the norm.
But it can be scary
With waves crashing hard
Changing currents and bashing rocks
Leaving the cliffs and beaches scarred
It can be exciting
It has parts that haven’t been explored
It can be fast paced
Like the waves that carry a surfboard
But in the end
It comes back to being calm and warm
Waiting and waiting
To be hit by another storm.
Life is unfair.
You try everything,
Just to fail.
You try to get motivation,
But it just goes down the drain.
There is nice people,
But are they really?
There’s deadlines coming from everywhere,
That you can’t get behind.
There’s hate and death and sadness,
And you can’t change a thing.
But there is also good things.
Real friends, be it only one
Your family, that’s always there for you
And even without those,
There’s always someone
Looking out for you.
You just gotta let them.
Is this tape for measuring me or is it measuring me up?
Putting it around me to see am I small enough?
Fitting into that perfect size
Short skinny girls make perfect wives
Always distracting the lads eyes
I look in the mirror
Who is that girl?
Before my eyes her body switches
From skinny to fat, its the stuff of witches.
Suck it in, poke it out, be like the other …
Eat up, you’re too small!
Too much! You’re going to eat that all?
Sit straight and proper
You’re a lady
But I hate me.
It makes no sense in this “perfect world”
My insecurities amplified by a prettier girl
Do I beat her in this beauty competition called life
Or do I want to be
This is to all those who have a hard time
Fitting in school for what they believe
So to cope they just spit out a rhyme
And then all there problems just leave
That’s the power of music
When you learn to drive it
You take it anywhere it’s your pick
You let the world go and get lit
Your lyrics flow at every clock tick
It takes you all over the world
And in other dimensions too
As it twirls and whirls
It’s so personal to you
It is also what brings us together
No matter the discord, we are closer than ever
Nothing can tear us apart
Its a feeling in our heart
It cannot be broken
It’s sealed in our minds, like a magical token
It cant be taken
Just learn to drive it as it barges in
Now do you feel awaken
Do you feel it in your head, that spin
As it makes your skin shiver
It’s like you discover
A new hidden power
That makes your enemies shatter
That almost every one can access
With training, endurance and skill, you will find success
It’s that simple
And it opens the door to life’s temple
So with real
And hard core training
Then you will start scoring
Only then, not before
Then people will start to hear you roar
Screaming you’ve won
But don’t claim victory before the run
Cause there will be other dogs on your tail
Here you are not the only greyhound
You are not the first to run this trail
You may be victory bound
But others have already been crowned
So just don’t fade in the background
Just look around
It is easy to become obsolete
Just make just to stand firm on your feet
Because in this world, you need to be flawless
It might be hard to over come the stress
So just stay up beat
And let no one break your flawed yet perfect feat
And you’ll be sure to make it
As every flawless lyric you’ll spit
If you follow these instructions
You’ll survive any musical distractions
And show this generation
Just exactly what is a rhyme
And give confidence to people without a dime
That if you try
There is no limit to your ability
Not even the sky
Just drive your life, and choose who you want to be
This is a Lockdown,
We sit at home with a frown,
Trying to find things to pass the time,
Maybe pick up a new skills, like mime.
We could go out and run the rolling hills,
But we watch Netflix and get some chills,
We could talk about the weather and complain,
But we discuss life like we are on a runaway train.
Lockdown maybe Miserable,
But these times are Memorable.
Staring out my bedroom window longing to go out,
I could go for a walk around only 5k about.
Haven’t seen my friends in ages,
No one is getting their usual wages.
Waking up same day on repeat,
Only bit of excitement is thinking what to eat.
Which way should I walk today?
Left or right, know it off by heart by this point.
So marvellous how the seasons oppose
Like a fine delicate rose
From hurtful thorns to rose petals
From finding them close to the grave to the wide wedding halls
From the dazzling summer blazing
To the spent summers freezing
From the door to death to the marvellous rebirth
Where people appreciate the wonderful earth
That gives us every strong emotion
So I write in appreciation
For all the gifts that we get every day
So I thank all by letting these words lay
Love is like the sun shimmering through on a cloudy day,
When only the flowers have colour and everything else is grey,
When your favourite ice-cream lasts until May,
But at any time can be taken away.
Like crystals shinning, love is oh so blinding,
It lasts forever, until forever is the end.
To me it’s the biggest killer of people,
Not that it can kill people physically,
But it can make someone feel empty, worthless, useless, kill their personality,
And for me that’s death,
Not being content with life, not being you,
Parents asking why are you sad and depressed,
Well I haven’t gotten out with my mates in about a year not even a sesh,
Just to meet up to see them in person,
Instead of being stuck in a virtual lesson,
Learning about Pythagoras and physics,
It’s not us, it’s the education system they should fix,
Teach us taxes, happiness, sex ed
Not algebra, Irish and how to make bread,
Modernise schools it’s not rocket science,
Our generation will stand in defiance
All I Hear
We’re told that skinny is the only way,
Controlled by the media everyday.
I look in the mirror, and scream and shout,
I’m scared that I might stand out.
I come from a house that may look like gold,
But behind the walls the secrets unfold.
I’m not all this and I’m not all that,
But all I hear chanting is fat, fat, fat.
Why do we have to be teenagers?
Why do people tell us not to be under pressure?
When the same people put us under pressure
Why do we have to go to school why can’t we just enjoy life
Why are we treated like children?
And other times treated like adults
Is there a point in asking why?
I was made to keep his head above water.
Everything he did I had to alter,
Keep myself in check
Keep my mind on the deck
And I can’t let these thoughts creep in
Because my parents don’t have another
They only have me and my brother
The oceans are rising and so is my anxiety,
Will it ever end?
The forests are on fire and so is my heart,
Will it ever end?
Climate change is happening but nothing is changing
Life is like weather in Ireland
When the sun shines down we’re on top of the world,
But it can get foggy, the sun barely visible
The rain might start and not stop for a while,
Yet it clears and the light peeks out from the grey sky.
What’s the Point?
Someone once said to me, “what’s the point?”
What’s the point in waking up in the morning and putting clothes on.
What’s the point of going through the stress of school?
Just wondering if that person behind you is talking about you.
The worry of not fitting in.
Looking at yourself in the mirror
Pointing out the things you hate about you,
What’s the point? I once said.
Light in the Dark
A light in the dark,
Standing out in a crowd,
Brings peace onto earth
From high above all clouds
I like playing football
And FIFA all the time
When I score goals
The oppositions cry
My team is villa
They will win the league
They beat Liverpool 7-2
They will win the league
My name is the Lorax I speak for the trees
For some strange reason they’re Vietnamese
If the Lorax is armed
The trees can’t be harmed
If you touch my trees
I’ll break your knees
Man City are the best
The will beat the rest
They will beat Sheffield
And win the cup
I hate wars.
Wars multiply wars.
I love football.