Four of our young ambassadors have written poems to celebrate International Women’s Day. We hope you enjoy reading them below.

To Whoever It May Be – Robyn Hughes
To whoever it may be
You’re the reason I am who I am today
You’re the reason I know I can reach for the stars
You’re the reason I can spread my wings and fly over the horizons

I know what you did was for a reason
I know you gave me amazing angels to look out for me –
Louise
Eddie
Kirstan
Heather
To name a few

I know that you kept plodding on even if life got in the way
I know you tried to change for the better
I know you wanted the best for us
I know you believed in us
For now and Forever

To whoever it may be
You’re the reason I am who I am today
You’re the reason I know I can reach for the stars
You’re the reason I can spread my wings and fly over the horizons

To whoever it may be
You’re the reason I smile
You’re the reason I plod on in life
You’re the reason why I’m here

To whoever it may be,
Mommy,
You’re the reason I know I can be who I am and spread my wings.

 

The Lonely young soul, but lonely no more – Mariam
The Lonely young soul in the world
With no guidance or love from their parents
No hobbies taught and no hobbies found
No one cares, so I don’t make a sound

From shackled slaves, to forgotten graves
I once used to dream, that I too could have a dream

Stupid does as stupid says
But no longer will stupid control my head

The Rose that rose out the concrete floor
Amongst the war, amongst the storm

My beloved Julie
My hope once more.

Sights of a shivering child
Cold and starved
Fighting to survive
The harsh world

She reached her hand out
And took me in
I was a stranger
A drug then

But she reached out her hand
With a smile of glee
My faith was restored
From a stranger
Getting no fee

Through systematic abuse
Oppression and being abused
She was my rock
My strength
She was my muse

The Lonely Young soul
But Lonely no more
For a part of me
Will always be her
Forevermore

Happy International Women’s Day

 

Mrs S – Louise Hughes
To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
You weren’t my mum,
But you stood in as one.
You were my teacher, my tutor,
Even becoming my friend.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
You greeted with smiles,
And never a bad word.
You gave proper good hugs,
Which I returned with love.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
You encouraged me to pick up,
That strange looking thing,
Which made a strange noise,
And my face go red.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
You inspired, advised and even tried,
To get those kids to learn those lines.
You always persisted and never gave in,
Which is something I always admired.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
When my life began to fall apart,
You were there with a loving heart,
You never judged and you always loved,
You made me feel like I could do it all.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
I would not hold a drama degree,
If you had not told me I could fly free.
Anything is possible, if you just work hard,
Your Music department taught me that.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
The Music department became my home,
The place where I could truly grow.
It became the place where I could be,
Whoever the hell I wanted to be.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
If I ever win an Oscar, to you I will thank.
The same with a BAFTA, a Grammy or even nowt.
You taught me how precious life is,
To keep on living and never give in.

To the lady who made me who I am today,
I have quite a few things to you to say.
A musician, an actor, and a creator too –
Just some of the things I am because of you.

From the bottom of my heart, I just want to say,
Thank you Mrs S. I miss you everyday.

 

To Be A Woman – Wolfie Cross
To be woman, is to wear a smile upon your face,
Even in the face of adversity.
To be woman, is to be bold and free,
To shine through oppression via diversity.
To be woman is to be suppressed,
and so fight fire with suffrage.
To be woman is to be blessed,
To hold benevolence in abundance.
To be woman is to be daughter, be granny, be Mum.
To be woman is to never think “it cannae be done”.
To be woman, a secret strength you must possess.
To be woman, more like a warrior than a damsel in distress.
To be woman, gift of life, you give us birth.
To be woman, gift of nature, Mother Earth.