Not Fair by Genna Naia

It's not fair that you're angry
It's not fair that you've been made to cope
It's not fair that you've had no one to hear you
When you don't even know what to speak

It's not fair that your life is unfair
A child in an adult world
A nasty world
Unfair

Be beautiful and bright because the world needs to hear from you the most
Be defiant and mean to make the world shake
Use and abuse your anger to manipulate it into kind words
Wise words
Age old at the age of seven

It's not fair that you're angry
It's not fair that you've been made to cope

Use and abuse your anger, baby
Be your superhero
You don't need the invisible cloak

"This poem was written in response to my time teaching at a Pupil Referral Unit in Manchester."