While many of the articles I'm sharing through this discussion are very technical, the statistics and instruction cannot convey the deep emotion that lies with bullying. The following are some poems, the first written by myself and the others written mostly by children. These were found at http://www.bestteenpoems.com/poems/bullying. You can find many more there, many of which are filled with a great deal of pain and sadness, anger and fear.
As a bully, I...
- Des Fenton
Seek to control others in my enviroment.
Am kind to many, just not all.
Make other people miserable.
Seek validation from hurting others.
Fear being bullied.
Contribute to teen suicide.
Pick on those who make easy targets.
Want to gain power.
Can be a boy or a girl.
Can be an adult or a child.
May not be who you suspect.
Might be you.
- Celest D. Garcie, age 11
There's alawys someone that makes you cry
You gain pain and hurtin inside as days go by
A mean heart, free human being that brings
you many fears in life,
Wondering if the big solution to all your
problems is a fire, gun, or even a knife.
Hoping that all the demon goes away from him
It seems impossible but you still try.
Try to be nice but all it does is bringa tear to
But then you realize you can't change a person
by yourself, if only they tried.
Freedom from Bullying Poem
"How I felt after I finally got rid of the bullies that I have known all my life and have tormented me about any little fault they could find. I didn't think I could stand them much longer until I realized something - I didn't have to listen.
Running in the meadow,
Dancing in the stream,
Prancing in the buttercups,
Capture the moonbeam.
Flying withthe nightingales,
Crying with the wolf,
Lyaing in the britgh sunshine,
Maybe life is not so full.
Mean Old Dragons
- London Harper
Once upon a time.....
There were two very mean people
They were mean as dragons
There words were cold and hurtful
as cold as the winter snow
La and Wk are mean old dragons
The meanest in the school
If you see them don't fight back
It will only make things
Way Way Worse
I've Taken My Power Back
- Shawn Elford
I know what you've been through feeling alone
in the dark.
I know it seems to all be too much to handle.
The bullies are strong and hurtful in every way.
But you will get through this because ou are
Just remember things will get easier I promise
As I walked down these scary halls of this
I know the day will come and I will be free to
embrace the person that I am
And look back to scream at the top of my lungs
to say to those bullies
You may have taken my power then but now
I've taken my power back.
No more being afraid to speak up, no more
being afraid to walk, no more
crying in my world which is now filled with
love and repsect and most of all empowerment for
Now I stand tall as a proud human being and
share m purpose in life because
I matter and the power is mine to keep.
Do you have a poem you wish to share? You can email it to me and I will add it to this post, or paste it into comments.