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Wow, what a season to be a Leicester City fan,

Pearson left and in came the tinker man,

They were quickly installed as favourites to go down,

And many City fans could be seen with a frown,

But a fairy tale journey has been made,

Even though their title bid was expected to fade,

Leicester City Premier League champions is the new song,

As Claudio Ranieri shouts Dilly Ding Dilly Dong.

When Schmeical kicks the ball it goes like a rocket,

Morgan and Huth have forwards in their pocket,

With Fuchs on the left and Simpson on the right,

The City defence is solid and tight,

The midfield is where all the magic begins,

Drinkwater spraying passes and pulling the strings,

Kante came in from Caen for a few million,

And now his price tag must surely be close to a billion.

Albrighton has been fantastic playing out wide,

He’s played with passion and so much pride,

And then there’s Mahrez the PFA player of the year,

He’s dazzled and mesmerised playing with no fear,

Now where do we begin with the man who likes to party,

The one and only Mr Jamie Vardy,

Just a few years ago he was playing in non-league,

And now he’s got every youngster to truly believe,

He’s been ably assisted by Ulloa and Okazaki up top,

Their endless running has been greatly admired by the faithful Kop,

But it’s not all about the players that start,

The whole City squad has played its part,

Andy King has been with City through thick and thin,

And Wasilewski will run through walls to help City win,

Demarai Gray has waited patiently for his City chance,

When he’s come on he’s led defenders on a merry dance,

Then there’s Jeffrey Schulupp who’s risen through the youth scheme,

He’s one of several City players who’s fulfilled their boyhood dream,

Its Champions league next season so watch this space,

Until then tears of joy will continue to roll down every City fans face!


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Remember I’m always your friend,

A friend till the end,

Someone that’ll never let you down,

Even when you frown,

Coz I’ll always try and make you laugh,

even though you may think that I’m a psychopath!

You might not want me in that way,

but in my heart you’ll always stay.

Let’s put the last few weeks behind us,

And not let anything come between us,

People may think we stick like glue,

But we’re good friends me and you,

Who cares what they have to say,

They’re just jealous idiots anyway!

I hope you know how I feel,

And that being your friend is what I want for real,

I feel better when you and I are the best of friends,

And I hope that it never ends!


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I feel happiest when…

Whether holding paintbrush, pencil or pen

The landscapes open up on the page

Flowing ink emotions from humour to page

The world opens up from within the minds eye

With colourful phrases, sand and blue sky

Teachers and preachers, stories of old

Ancient maps and symbols dark and bold

Painting a reality on the canvas of life

Telling the stories of war, famine and strife

Turning the page to a much brighter view

Lost stories of Rembrandt and Bush, to name but a few

Looking for answers in colours and words

Answers bring questions showing life is absurd

Hiding their secrets in picture and verse

Of mysteries lost, for better or worse

Painting all day, writing all night

Shadows grow long as the candle burns bright

Working alone to tell us his truth

The artists sacrifice, his words, his youth


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I feel better when, in my mentor role,

I’m here to guide you and assist,

Through 1-2-1 tuition,

I may pick up o things the tutor missed.

I’ve walked a day in our learners shoes,

Saw the obstacles they may face,

Our learning environment welcoming

Allowing progress at their own pace.

I deal with learning difficulties,

That may have never been addressed,

Times like these are challenging

My ability put to the test.

I work in groups or 1-2-1,

Meeting each individual need,

There’s nothing as rewarding,

Watching someone else succeed.

Learners from diverse backgrounds,

I promote Equality everyday,

Race, Sex or religious beliefs,

Everyone’s encouraged to have their say.

I follow National Legislation,

Giving everyone a chance,

Education is important,

It’s a way of giving you back your voice,

We all have ability to progress and

Meet life long targets that we set,

Try hard, give everything your all,

Then look back with no regret.

People look up to me as a Mentor,

I try to put their mind at rest,

I feel a personal service of achievement,

Knowing I gave my very best.

I feel better when I change perceptions,

And to a face, I bring a smile,

My mentoring course has assisted me

And made every obstacle worthwhile.


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Home is where the heart is

Home is where I am free,

Home is not a prison,

Home is where I can be me”

Home is where I feel safe,

Home is what I call my place,

Home is where I have my tea,

My home is made for me!


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I feel better when I’m in the bath,

Not having drinks, nor having a laugh

I like to sit there and soak

And think my thoughts that provoke

A bath is time for calm and peace

A time for aches to release

The water hot to soothe my bones

A chance to sing with dulcet tones

Sometimes, although not in ages

I read in there and wet the pages

I need to get a chapter done

I hope the ink on the page don’t run

Sometimes, I just think and lay

A chance to reflect and not to say

My best solution sometimes come

Or at least providing more than one

Topping up with extra warm

My brain relaxed and extra calm

I really do enjoy the craft

As I feel better when I’m in the bath


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I feel better when

I turn off the news,

All of its sadness

and guilt-ridden blues.

I feel better when

its sun and not rain,

no sorrow or sadness

Joy without pain.

I feel better when

I see a good smiling face,

it gives me some hope

in a cold hearted place.

I feel better when

her hearts with mine,

beating together

A beautiful time.


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I feel better when I am free

I feel better when I am me

I feel better without prejudice or pain

I feel love when the worlds

gone insane.

The world feels better with understanding

your world falls apart with fear and

madness commanding,

Every insane thought or erratic feeling,

time to let go, find spiritual healing.

Your minds much better

without chaos or stress,

we can make life easier

without creating a mess

Everything’s better

when harmony takes control,

you know it’s much better

when you use your heart

and soul

Life is much better

if we could only see,

that our blindness and mindless

doesn’t help you or me

Life can get better

if we just looked inside,

Our true spiritual purposes

Should never be denied.


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I feel better when

The goodness of people’s hearts are exposed

And their kindness shines through like the sun

And the hope people convey is good for everyone

And nature isn’t tampered with

And forests aren’t dug up, spoiling wildlife’s homes

I feel better when I see a happy child

And everyone runs a mile from cruelty

And we treat all animals with respect

And turn frowns into smiles… that could be you and me

I feel better when I see the stars in the sky are twinkling

And I see a beautiful rainbow

And all nations are united

Blue skies are all around, daisy chains linking

And no more wars, yet we’ve got a long way to go

Let’s cease the fighting

I feel better when I see there is hope for the homeless

And no-one’s living on the streets

And poor countries get help they need

And best of all there is no more disease

Last but not least…

I feel better when

I feel better

That’s why I’ve said it all

In this letter.


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I find where there is knowledge,

One goal, one vision – inside college.

If you can dream it

You can do it

Respect yourself

Live drug free

Hope is freedom

Cement yourself a future

You will soon see


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I feel better when

the world seems at peace

Imagine if all wars

came to cease

Wouldn’t it be better if

everybody got on

No matter our colour, religion

or where we are from

Life would be better

without hearts breaking

Love being honest

keeping vows we are making

I feel better when

I make someone smile

after all, kindness is free

so why not go the extra mile?

I Feel Better When I am

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As inevitably the morning alarm rings out, it shakes me from

darkness, senses shout,

I open my eyes and let the light filter in,

To my surprise, systems check, all good, despite late night sin,

I indulge myself a moment, lay, listen to birdsong,

Until finally the need to smell and taste coffee is too strong.

The aches and pains of prone to upright are sorted,

Soon transferred as impulses, nerves to muscles are shouted.

Inevitably the first earworm of the day pops in,

Not long before my voice crackles in to life, singing, it’s a win, win,

Taking me back to the day, forward to the next May,

Daydreaming of good day sunshine and Mr. Moonlight,

Thanking the heavens for my great gift of sight,

The power of flowers to entertain me for hours,

Their movement in the breeze and the ozone smell of showers,

Venturing in the countryside with the kids,

Remembering the winter and sledging on bin lids,

The endless boundaries of blue sky and green grass,

Garden fetes, cream teas and bands of deep brass,

Freedom to move from left and to right,

A cloud, drifting through life with humour so light.

The sea, so rhythmic, reminds me of my place,

In a Universe large, endless time and space,

The sun warming my skin and walking for miles,

The wind leathering my face giving me stretched smiles,

I feel better when riding the middle ground of life,

I feel better when I am feeling bereft of strife.


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I feel better when the sun shines

Turning night time into day

I like it when the bird sings

Makes bad memories go away.

I feel better when the flowers grow

Right before my eyes

I like it when the children play

Chasing colourful butterflies.

I feel better when there’s laughter

Drowning out a painful cry

I like it when the weathers hot

Sun scorching bright blue sky.

I feel better when I have feelings

Than a heart made out of stone

I like when we’re together

I dread feeling all alone.

I feel better when I see you

Or read the letters that you write

I like it when I hear your voice

Only in dreams throughout the night.

I feel better when you miss me

You mirror how I feel

I like it when I hold you

My heart you always steal.

I feel better when I close my eyes

The nightmares I keep at bay

I like it when you kiss me

In your own special kind of way.

I feel better when the sun sets

A day closer to the end

I like it when you’re really there

I no longer have to pretend.


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Mental, I feel like I’m in my body like a rental,

Boiling up in my head like lentil

Having emotions leads to me taking potions,

But this notion is no promotion

My feelings lead me to depression,

But is this suppression a better lesson?

Safety and emotion give me devotion,

And helping others is my motion

My self esteem will keep me clean,

And then maybe I will be able to dream

Mental health is my great wealth,

And my great wealth is my mental health.