Hackney Child
Author: Taylor James


im a hackney child
that's my identity
i'm screwed for life
i have a reputation
i'm a hackney child

our reputation preceeds us
people say "oh god, not a hackney child"
we have a reputation
we're from hackney

people dont expect good things from us
we're from hackney were worthless
we're not supossed to make anything good of ourselves
we're from hackney were worthless

no doctors no lawyers no teachers
"oh what did u expect their from hackney"

well guess what i'm a hackney child born,bred and proud
i'm gonna make somthing of my self
prove them wrong i have the power
i believe in my self

all you need to do is believe in your self to make your dreams come true

i will pass my gcse's and prove them wrong
when im rich and successful they'll say
"oh where did you go to school"
and i'll say hackney with pride in my voice

we all have the power all you need to do
is believe in yourself to make your dreams come true

------- Author's Notes -------

ok i live in a really bad area of london "hackney" so that's where hackney is if u didnt know lol x


Comments on this poem/writing:

Sarah A ( -- Tuesday, March 15 2005, 10:54 pm

Hackney Child

I'm also from hackney... i always wanned to be a dr, when the careers advisor came to our school, so told me i might as well give it up coz they wouldnt want a dr from hackney... my school got shut down due to violence... i'm now at university studying to become a pediatric nurse. we're not all bad. great poem.
Ben f ( -- Wednesday, March 16 2005, 08:56 am

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great poem as I know where you live,its even worse if your a black mail comming from hackney.

you will get to where you wanna go,then you can say it loud and proud..Im an hackney child!
Taylor james ( -- Friday, March 18 2005, 02:29 pm

thanx sarah n ben

its great to know that you both liked the poem,its is hard for hackney children as people always tell ue we wont succeed.its fantastic to know that your at uni!!!!!!!!! glade that you haveprooved them wrong.its is harder for black males i dont understand why but it is.anyways thanx for your comments nuf luv an respect
ebony ( -- Wednesday, April 16 2008, 06:31 am

voice of the youth

this is a great poem can i get my young people to read it out at their parents meeting. i work at a youth club in hackney beckers estate this will really motivate them
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