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A selection of poetry created by students under the tutoring of our poet in residence Anthony Anaxagorou.

What If I Told You….A1VK tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you that we will inevitably return to our universal mother?

What if I told you that privacy does not exist?

What if I told you that you have no secrets and everything is available and accessible by the general public?

What if I told you that if you blow your nose on a train black stuff appears on the tissue?

What if I told you that at least three children in Africa died from starvation while you read this?

What if I told you that nothing is solid?

What if I told you I have ADD?

What if I told you that Adolf Hitler was a good public speaker?

What if I told you that this world is corrupt and peace won’t exist until everyone is equal?

What if I told you that I’m a different person on the inside than on the outside?

What if I told you silence is a man’s worst enemy but his voice can be twice as bad?

What if I told you 2% of the world’s population owns all the wealth?

What if I told you that time is like a river you cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again?

What if I told you that time will always dominate the world?

What if I told you that love solves everything and ignorance is not bliss?

 What If I Told You….A1TA tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you I have something to tell you?

What if I told you I still believe everything I believed at 17?

What if I told you that you couldn’t fail?

What if I told you that bullying is a form of love and hate, but not being able to express it properly?

What if I told you that not everyone is accepted because of who they love?

What if I told you I don’t believe there is such a thing as race?

What if I told you there is no such thing as race – there is no competition of skin colour?

What if I told you not everybody is entitled to human rights?

What if I told you people get hurt and persecuted because of who they are?

What if I told you there are more than 400,000 children dying everyday due to dirty water?

What if I told you that a footballer earns in a day what a soldier earns in a year?

What if I told you iPhones are overpriced?

What if I told you to just do it?

What if I told you the world’s carelessness will lead to extinction?

What if I told you that the world is your oyster?

What if I told you life is just a long dream?

What if I told you, you can do anything if you put your mind to it?

What if I told you the fighting’s never going to stop?

What if I told you that peace is a myth?

What if I told you, you can be what you want to be?

What if I told you we descended from apes, but there’s no real history behind it?

What if I told you that Shakespeare was a fake?

What if I told you that Santa isn’t real?

What if I told you that there’s nothing to tell you?

  What If I Told You….A2BC tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you that nature is beautiful?

What if I told you that this society is corrupt?

What if I told you that freedom of speech is a myth?

What if I told you that in 19th century America black slaves who tried to escape were categorised as mentally ill?

What if I told you that dreams can come true?

What if I told you that we all have the ability to influence the world we live in?

What if I told you that I turned 18 today?

What if I told you that we are all going to die one day?

What if I told you that humans are the most dangerous things on earth?

What if I told you that it can be harder to be the sibling of someone with a disability than to have the disability yourself and do nothing but watch?

What if I told you that people do things which even they don’t understand?

What if I told you that no matter where you are in the world, someone is going through the same thing as you or has already overcome the same dilemma?

What if I told you that the absence of love makes you crazier than being crazy in love?

What if I told you that everything is beautiful?

Now……what if I never told you?

 

 What If I Told You….A2HD tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you that nothing in life is deemed impossible?

 What if I told you, you could fly across the moon and all the skies?

 What if I told you that your life will end in lonely darkness?

 What if I told you that the world isn’t round but flat?

 What if I told you that it’s easier to love than hate?

 What if I told you the purpose of life is to pursue happiness?

 What if I told you that whatever you do, you are fundamentally alright?

 What if I told you that animals were smarter than humans?

 What if I told you I’m a footballer?

 What if I told you that nothing is as it seems?

What if I told you death could come at any time?

 What If I Told You….A1DQ tutor group poem 2013

What if you could make a child smile with a simple gesture?

What if I told you that there was no food left in the world? What would you do?

What if supermarkets became fair trade?

What if big companies paid a fair salary to small farmers?

What if in a few years’ time, there is no food for any of us to eat?

What if I told you we are all rich? What if I told you that there is no equality? Softly tease your eyes apart and you will see the wealth in my heart…

What if I told you 25.000 people die every day because of hunger or hunger related causes?

Being hungry and having no food is poverty; needing a shelter and not having one is poverty.

What if there wasn’t such thing as poverty?

What if the word “poverty” didn’t exist anymore?

What if everyone that can eat well thinks about the ones that can’t?

What if they could see how poor we are?

Poor of emotions, poor of feelings, poor of compassion…

What If I Told You….L2EB tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you William Morris Sixth Form is great?

What if I told you I’m a good footballer?

What if I told you if you dream it you can live it?

 What if I told you what you hear is what you believe?

 What if I told you my dad has cancer but I put on a brave face every day?

What if I told you life is harder than you think?

What if I told you we can learn from each other?

What If I Told You….A1YM tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you that the Coca-Cola Corporation created Fanta for the Hitler Youth?

What if I told you that I am a millionaire?

What if I told you that I don’t care (that you are a millionaire)?

What if I told you that my nickname was Creepz, ha, ha, ha?

What if I told you that money is money, power is power, and respect is respect?

What if I told you that E = MC squared?

What if I told you that I have no clue what that means?

What if I told you that being ambitious would mean you are successful?

What if I told you that avoiding being a failure in life would mean you suffer less and not waste your precious time on worrying?

What if I told you that the harder you work, the harder you play?

What if I told you that the only reason I come to college is because of the bursary?

What if I told you that you are moody?

What if I told you that Arsenal will win the Premiership and the Champions League?

What if I told you that I love you?

What if I told you something…?

 What If I Told You….V1LJ tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you that art is everywhere!

What if I told you that there is nothing in the world you can’t get!

What if I told you that there is a solid liquid and gas.

What if I told you that America was in Iraq not to bring peace but to extract oil.

What if I told you that most of the time I don’t know what to say.

What if I told you only what you want to hear.

What if I told you that I have Autism.

What if I told you that sometimes the questions are more complicated than answers.

What if I told you that I am almost always lonely in a crowded room.

What if I told you that god is the answer only when you can’t explain something yourself, and is the last resort for someone with no argument.

What if I told you I just took five seconds of your life by reading this.

 

What If I Told You….V2GP tutor group poem 2013

What if I told you dance is a way of life?

What if I told you not all roads lead to Rome?

What if I told you that fear is what keeps you alive?

What if I told you she screams in silence?

What if I told you many people give up on their dreams before even attempting to fulfil them?

What if I told you I have a backpack but it does not have a bomb in it?  Ooooooh yeah.

What if I told you that palm trees are made to burn?

What if I told you that everything in your life is a lie?

What if I told you I like Sosa?

What if I told you that fear can be your best friend, if controlled?

What if I told you Turkey is the only country in the world located on two continents?

What if I told you that everyday forward is 2 days backwards?

 

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