Bullying Hurts

21 Aug

Standing on the parapet

worry overtaking decision

It is not the leaping

that causes his hesitation

it is the nagging fear

that he will somehow

survive the fall

to the river below

a loser in life

and a failure at death

So he remains there

as seconds and minutes

move the hands of his watch

letting his mind wander

backward in a review

of his twelve years of life

so short yet so long

years of being bullied

because he is different

he does not understand

all the words they use

but he knows they are bad

’cause when he tells Mom

they make her cry

The only way he knows

to stop her hurt

is two hundred yards below



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