My Story

The past is the past, n Times gone so fast

The pain won’t last least that’s what they asked

Mummy loves you so much little princess

im sorry I was busy wid daddy smoking cess

Baby girl ur always so much missed

now me and daddy are both so pissed

Little scarlet I’ve got so much regret

This is all da shit what people don’t get

Ur mummy loves u, it aint even funny

peek tryna raise you, me n dad ad no money

Maybe one day things will get sunny

dream about it daily that things get lovely

I hope one day, that our situation betters

Till then Ima carry on writing u these letters

I Cant wait to come buy u first little sweater

Smile in ur eyes see u is a little trend setter

Mummy aint silly now I wanna tighten my belt

Sometimes in life cant choose the cards we get dealt

Anyways at times that’s how ive felt

Dads getting mixed up wid how ur names spelt

This the story of my life me n my kid

You wouldn’t see at first it how I did

Because in 24 hours your lifes gone slipped

Down the drain to pain and not nice ish

People sit n judge me but trust u dunno shit  gee

If ish had happened to you the way it happened to me

youd see thigs just the way that  I See

sometimes I get mad to a certain degree

Noone ever did right by taking you away

but I no dat one day everthin will be ok

When I see you you will av sisters and brothers

I don’t wanna end up with a life like my mothers

Always on the white boshin everynight

waking to to screams or another fight

Mum cud change yh she might,

Dad you cant say ish never did it right

I didn’t care dat u went jail and left me and sis

thought you was genna change, but u took the piss

thought ur letters were convincing & real

but 6 years later I see that aint the deal

times I feel that I aint got no one

and deep down I just wanna Run

in and out of institutions

whats the reselutions

its messed with my head

im sick of all the ish thats been said

maybe Im just troubled and misslead

most of the crap on paper bout me has been misread

My story

I’m only 15 all I see is people selling weed

smoke so much like they eyes wanna bleed

High all the time they can hardly see

Failing in school, surprised I can even read

This my story Mum and dad split up

Ran to the Roads, kinda fd me up

couple robberys tryna get my p’z up

Lookin back maybe im being dumb

Then all the sirens  come n I got nicked

Mum’s fed up quite a little bit

heard her crying in her room, shit

when she ignores me I still feel sick

just wanted some attention  but I never get it

Wants kicked me out the house wont pay my credit

Now I Stay at undercover at my friends house

And  I got taken back dowsed

I’m only 15 all I see is people selling weed

smoke so much like they eyes wanna bleed

High all the time they can hardly see

Failing in school, surprised I can even read

Getting kicked out of school thinking the teachers didn’t rate me

Ma mum was fed up so now am thinking that she hates me

If something went missing in the room they would blame me

Now am praying that god can change me


My life’s been painful from the star growing up poor

You wouldn’t know my pain it felt really Raw

Benefit cant feed us really its just like a Score

Aint no food in these cupboards n draws

Plus I got a Brother in and out of Jail

In them dark rooms had to call mum to bail

If this was a test I wouldn’t Fail

If I told you my story you’ll think it was a Tale

Mummy wanted to live in peace

I wanted to make money

Feds kicking my door every day

Bussin case that was my hobby

Life anit sweet nothing like 123

Out all night making little change


The cars out the garage it just got Fixed

So I call up people and go grab some Chicks

I like wheel spins handbrake turns for my Tricks

Plus I like tp play my favourite DJ’s Mix


This car I bought for  3000 so a6 Audi

Idrive it in the sun or if its Cloudy

Plus its really cool so I get Out me

Spendiong more money than an saudi

Let’s jump in the car and go for a ride

If we see my mum then ill duck n Hide

Wheel spins and skids the lot I’ve Tried

Want to speed away with my new Bride

I like speeding fast then I slam on the Brakes

Got it wrong a few times and had Aches

My engine roars loud it gives earth Quakes

I only buy the best cars I don’t accept Fakes


This is the story of beef it starts with a Gun


Where people pack heat and shot in the Slums

From rice to trees they move this ish by the Tonne

Plus the kids all roll around with Shanks

Open you up and empty the Blood bank

Some draw for the cannon others call Tanks

Catch yourself piffin hard puffin on the Dank

Plus u don’t want it with guys or the Crew

Cos in two twos u’ll see the boys in Blue

And we don’t like boys who try n Screw

And don’t chat shit and say whats not true

Round here they cook beef like a Steak

niggas say they hold u down but they Fake

where everybody hits da grind nd moves Flake

unless they grass but we hate the snakes

lifes mad, its real and all I see is beef

people get punched up lose a few teeth

where if I lose food ill be in grief

but that’s just a day in da streets



You can look at me and think I’ll do Nothing

But by the time im 20 im gonna be doing Something

Not a failure wont be filling pillows with Stuffing

Gonna use my brain and get out there so f Hustling

I know I can work hard and make some leg Paper

Jus need a couple grades and to loose the Haters

Don’t worry about my work you can catch up  Later

I could be on the moon looking into space craters

Written by a young person as part of their work for an Arts Award – Brent Summer Art College

Image – Hope – by a young person as part of their work for an Arts Award – Trafford Summer Art College