Sunday, 22 September 2013

Read the tears!

This post is a form of catharsis about my bitterness towards bureaucracy. From reading my previous posts many people will know what I am talking about. This is the poem I came up with that represents my state of frustration, based on observations I have made. The title of the poem is the same as the post title.

The cry echoes down the hall,
they can barely crawl.
Just out of the womb,
enter the tomb.

Putting up a fight,
stripped of their rights.
What they lack in years
they show in tears.

Forced against their will,
making themselves ill.
Then those in power!
Faces so sour!

You have pointed the knife,
playing god with life.
Say anything, we are rude,
watching a crumbling childhood.

Within the cry, a voice,
that wants a choice.
Forget the book,
open your eyes, take a look.

To the children of tomorrow,
you have brought sorrow.
Death and destruction,
is your contribution!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Aftermath!!!


It is that time of year when people are starting new journeys in their academic lives, following GCSE and A level results. Some people end up deviating from the route that was originally planned. The build-up to results day causes a big hype and the physical stomach churning happens on the day itself. There is then the aftermath of public events and seeing fellow students, where people are effectively forced to justify why they are following a different path.

This time of year has got me thinking about when I was going through this same period in my life. Looking back they were not really such huge problems compared to what life throws at us later. Later on down the line we actually appreciate the journey we ended up taking, as it lead to unexpected adventures.

This particular topic inspired me to compose the following free style poem. If people are feeling disheartened and interrogated about the aftermath of results day, I hope this poem will shed different light on it. I have given it the same title as this blog post.


My friend got all" A" stars,

Another is doing medicine,

The other is going to Oxford,

My life is over!


I must hide in shame,

How will I show my face again?

Law instead of medicine,

What a sin!


First major event,

Since the big day.

How many stars did you get?

I’ve decided to fly to the moon!


Before you enter,

Show your CV!

And flashy car,

From your six figure salary.


Now an observer to all this,

I sit and ponder.

So much to learn about life,

This is not a problem!






Monday, 2 September 2013

Back to School SELECTion

It is that time of year when we see "back to school signs" everywhere. If you are on a tight budget and do not want to spend thousands on uniform pieces, that are only going to get trailed in mud, check out the Back to School range at Select. Any last minute shopping on capsule items especially can be bought  here.

PE kit especially is known to get trampled over, at Select they have a sale on classics like leggings and joggers for as little as £8. A pair of simple straight cut trousers cost as little as £8, they look fashionable and are good for wear and tear. In my experience it is very upsetting to spend ridiculous amounts of money on school shoes, only for them to fall apart and then require another purchase. A simple pair of lace up Boots are now £18.

If you are in need of any last minute accessories  with a splash of colour check out the red tartan satchels for £12.

All these and many other great offers can be found by visiting