I didn’t care.

Influenced by others who didn’t share,

begged and showed attention to others

who were never there.


But now I’m here,

asking for my thousandth chance.

My face lights up as soon as I get a glance

of my baby –

I mean my lady – because you’ve matured

into one.


I doubted I’d ever turn into the Mr you want,

so I turned to God and he spoke.

Rain fell on my face like the tears that

rolled down from yours.


Yes, I am trying to win your heart.

Yes, it is a race, but I’m in my own lane,

so I’ll fall in love at my own pace.


You can turn away from me,

but please don’t say ‘No’ to me.

My love for you us too big for HD,

but too small for HQ


I’ve planned my entire future with you,

so if I die rich,

all my earning return to you.


Look at all the bridges I burnt for you,

I won’t stop and I’ll be damned

if I don’t fight for you.


About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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