Tainted, by wanton innocence,
Debased, by folly and fear.
Ostracised, by others,
Unchecked, denial and lies.
Errant words and pointed finger,
Subtle glance and snicker.
Insinuating malice into mind.
Humiliation, a humbling companion,
8 thoughts on “Bullying”
Bullying is such a horrible act of cowardice and ignorance. Very powerful and meaningful words.
I can get quite violent even thinking about people being bullied. Not a pretty sight.x
Snicker? That’s a type of chocolate bar isn’t it?
I am not sure if this was your meaning at the end, but bullying and hurtful words do last in our hearts unto death. Even if we have determined we are better than the words, and have long since left the environment, the words and hurt are in our heads. It is something akin to the phrase, “Once seen cannot be unseen.” Once heard and hurt cannot be unhurt!
That is also so true, sadly. But, I had just heard of a young girl who has committed suicide because of bullying. Not the first and, most likely, not the last. An awful blight on society. It makes me so angry and tearful.x
As someone with no children, and the one stepchild I had was way back when computers were huge, I have not had to monitor this. But, in looking at examples of cyber bullying, I am just floored kids do this to each other. I know what it was like not being popular, and even being made fun of at school many times, but it was always silly rumors or people I could blow off. This stuff cracks them right to their heart, and may catch them at times when their walls are down (for instance: in their room, feeling safe in their house). I am so glad I did not have to live in this new world growing up, and I so hope the kids I have encountered through my volunteer work can see through this garbage for what it is. In High School, you just faced off with the biggest badass, and that was it, reputation as a stand up person made. I guess the same doesn’t hold true now.
No, probably not. It’s difficult enough for people to deal with face to face. But, as you say, to feel invaded in the very place where they should feel safe is awful. We can only monitor and pray and act when we are made aware. x
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