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By Anisha (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

I often forget there are stars in the sky As artificial angels lead us below the blue These angels surround us These lights that leak together From China Town to ...

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Tufts of fairy floss lost in the boy blue

By Anisha (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Tufts of fairy floss lost in the boy blue of the upwards ocean. The artificial angels grip our hands to hook us to the ground. I often forget there are ...

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Loneliness allowing people to think

By Ben (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Loneliness allowing people to think of their own mortality Alone in the city of lights and sound Can’t comprehend how people can bear it Around so many people yest all ...

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People can’t fight for the day and night

By Helen (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

People can’t fight for the day and night But read the past Drink some Soju And have an old rifle besides me Let the soul lose weight So I can ...

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The ghosts remember

By Jackie (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

The ghosts remember They were there Hollow grave and hollow heart Watching the world curdle around them Broken bottles on the sidewalk To know so many of our secrets If ...

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The city is a monstrous beast

By Luke (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

The city is a monstrous beast It grows and eats and breathes and bites The honk of car horns are it’s roar Its fangs are all our dreams Its lungs ...

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A cough and its steam mark

By Rafe (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

A cough and its steam mark Watching the air fly, Up Escaping common ground Eyes wandering past horizons Warmth from food courts Swallowing A cough’s release Equals steam Travelling up ...

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It's like a second home to me, I guess

By Sam (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

It's like a second home to me, I guess Every day I enter the familiar place And then I exit, knowing that I’ll be here the next day. It’s like ...

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The City

By St Andrew's Cathedral School students (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Heavy feet and heavier dreams A city left unclean Pale people with unmatching clothes Into the rabbit hole Blinding lights and the roar of machines There are those who beg ...

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Black mirror of my window

By Zara (Year 9, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Black mirror of my window Stare back and show me more Time fades and taints my finger grey What was I klike before Sit and watch and beg for answers ...

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The city festers

By Daniel (Year 10, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

The city festers. Dead of a heart attack at the age of too long money-greased palms and dried out skin. The men in top hats break their teeth on china ...

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Nature, children running

By Jade (Year 10, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Nature, children running around screaming with joy, mothers gathered together whilst working. The men running around bushes to catch prey. Sounds of didgeridoos. The smell of my surroundings changed The ...

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Where am I, what is this?

By Jonathon (Year 10, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Where am I, what is this? The trees have been replaced by a concrete jungle, the air tastes foul. The only animals are metal beasts that bark when it moves. ...

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Humanity needs power

By Mira (Year 10, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Humanity needs power, we feed off it We scavenge over every scrap They stole the pups, the cubs, the kits Trying to construct the perfect map The map they used ...

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"One bag of oxygen for only 10 dollars!”

By Student (Year 10, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

“Oxygen! One bag of oxygen for only 10 dollars!” The man from the street stall shouts. People rush over to the man, grabbing the bag whilst nearly throwing him the ...

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View from the bridge

By Zara (Year 10, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

Mirror of the glassy harbour Outline our towering scrapers Built of blinking lights and office heights And windows bright with workers She sees our trips and hears our song Of ...

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