roizine magazine

Teenager's Poems
1996 to 2003

As these poems were written between 1996 and 2003 by teenagers who are now adults, the surnames have been left off. If you want to reclaim a poem and have your name attached please contact teenmag@irelandcalls.com. We can add your name or remove the poem. Better still, give us a paragraph about yourself to add to your poem.

What is/was this website? See Roizine

The Famine by Róisín Hambly

In the Spring of '45
I planted my potato crop,
But when I dug them up in Winter
They were black and brown from rot.

There were seven in my family,
To keep them all alive.

It wasn't too bad to start with,
But by Autumn '47,
Two members of my family
Had died and gone to Heaven.

That Winter it was long and cold
And every thing was bare,
Four children under five,
I had to find some food for them,
Then when my lovely wife passed on
I thought it so unfair.

My family were now so thin,
Their faces were so hollow,
They decided to emigrate,
But foolishly I didn't follow.

I saw a soldier selling corn,
No one was around,
I took this opportunity
To knock him to the ground.

I robbed him of his food and money
And quickly ran away,
But sadly I was caught and killed
And left there to decay.

Róisín wrote this poem when she was 12, two years later in 1996 she started Roizine, an online 90s teen magazine for teenagers to send in their own contributions. The website closed down in 2003 and was set up again in 2018 to provide a new audience for the heartfelt poems written at that time.

Check out the site from these links

| Roizine a 90s Teen Magazine | Poetry |
Teen Fashion --> | USA 1996-2001 | USA 2002 to 2003 | Euopean | World |

 

The original site was launched on the 6th of June, 1996 and you can read its history on the Roizine home Page. The site went offline in 2003 and has been put up again in 2018 as a snapshot of teenagers fashions and poetry from 1996 to 2003.