So everyone's got a story and I guess this is mine,
But the way I tell my story will be in the form of rhyme,
I was born on the Gold Coast in 1985,
An I've lived here for all but 6 months of my life,
I have always been a poet even before I learnt to write,
Growing up I struggled with school – I couldn't really read,
But I wasn't ever worried because I always believed,
I would make it in the world with sport but I received,
A bit of a set-back when I had trouble with my feet.
I had a disease called sever's and my foot bone broke,
I thought "Come on God – this has to be a joke!"
You gave me dyslexia and now you've taking sport from me,
What am I meant to do now – I can barely even read!
By the time I turned 15 I had really lost my way,
I battled with myself every single day,
My mum was always sick and I was always sad,
So I took solace in the only thing I had,
I wrote all my feelings, but it only worked as rhymes,
I wanted to be a singer but had no confidence at the time,
On my sisters 18th birthday after lots of rum and wine,
My brain said "Enough – and lets see if I can shine"!
I got up on stage because my parents hired karaoke,
I sang my heart out an everyone said "Are you joking"?!
Grae you can sing – how long have you known for?!
I said "For a while, and I've been ryhming since I was four".
That day my life changed – I felt I finally had a purpose,
I woke up the next morning for once not feeling worthless,
I have spent the last ten years working on my craft,
Now I'll spend the rest of my life singing and writing from my heart.