How when you think your world had ended,
and something utterly brilliant happens
as a result of your mistakes.
Getting expelled, a kid like me.
That’s funny as well.
Quiet, polite, hard working.
I thought my world had blown up.
No education. No GCSEs. No future.
But then I end up at a building
overflowing with opportunity and
oddly friendly people.
Now look at me. Acting, writing, and
everything else creative.
All just because I got expelled.
It’s quite funny, isn’t it?
So here’s a tip, from me to you.
You think everything’s gone to ****?
Give it a chance.
You might just end up somewhere brilliant.
And then have a good laugh about it.
Because it’s, well…… funny.
Introduction to the Future
D (Destiny) = L (Legend) = Freedom
I’m doing something that you
never thought I’d do
‘cause the lyrics I’m about to say
are so old school.
And you never thought you’d hear it
from the voice of youth
but freedom is such a sensitive subject
so let’s speak the truth.
Read on ……...
I’m finally at the end
and yet it all begins
so that’s why I dedicate this poem
to the people who turn the losses
I start with Silvana
a teacher that always has a friendly face
I was the one who interviewed her
and I’m very glad she entered
Then I move on to Eva
a person who got me through those times
it’s amazing how I’ve written almost 500 poems
and she knows I’m not even
in my prime.
Then I mention Sally
a person with the brains and looks to match
the knowledge she has installed in me
is what makes her a great catch.
The 7 habits Graham
a person who made me think
about my dreams
who respected the person I am
hence why he will always be remembered
Then the person who evolved my English
to something I never thought it
Gary a great English teacher
even though he’s a part of the Spurs slum!
And I have to mention Laura
gorgeous and evidently creative
and to teach others to do the same
is something I will always relate with.
My key tutor and professor
who has done so much till this day
biology, chemistry and physics is his gift
the person I remember is Ray.
A person who’s always been there
an opportunity to write was never rare
as I was always welcome at her class
and this person’s name is Claire.
And the one who pushed lyrics forward
On a simple Tuesday regime
the teacher I hold right now
goes by the name of Emmalene.
Next on the list is Jen
although we’ve had our shared doubts
the lessons that she taught me
is ultimately what counts.
Eileen was a part as well
at times misunderstood
but the support that is given
is never less than good.
And last but never least
the two who made the aspirations
who gave D=L
a true form of inspiration.
Bobbie and Jaine
sitting at the mantle
everything I hoped for
I know that they could
These staff are more than staff
they’re heroes in their own way
and because of them I cannot
fail or be the loser
I look forward to the
unknown that is
Don’t like it
Story carries on
That was not nice
Principle lied, I lost my temper, went mad
I had friends in that school and I lost them
I got sent home too many times
That one time I lost it too much, got excluded.
Other five kids got kicked out too
I don’t want go back there, I guess
I am now in a place with others like me.
Teachers are better than mainstream
I can talk with them and they listen to me
They give me advice when I need it
I do better stuff in here than in last school
I have plans for the future, be a PE or maths teacher
I want to have a big house and a nice car
A wife that respects me and I respect her
Kids who I can take care of and love them.