So many nights. I cry alone.
In silence. So no-one can hear.
Fear I feel. So much hurt inside.
My pillow. Stained.
From so many tears.
You shoved and pushed me
hard that day.
I fell down. Laughing. You ran away.
Help? It never came. No one cared!!
With my knee deeply gashed. Bleeding.
I ran home. Oh what a day!!!
Alone I sit. Too shy. Too scared.
At school I have no friends.
You sneer! You judge!
You curse at me.
When does the
Bullying end!!!
Each day I huddle by myself.
Many stare. But just walk by.
You came along.
Destroyed my self-esteem.
Silently. I sit. I cry.
Why do you choose to target me.
I’m someone you don’t even know.
Why are you a bully.
What made you become this way?
My lips are silent
Can’t fight back!!
I’m broken now. Can’t be fixed.
You destroyed me for your own fun.
I want to die! Don’t want to live.
Why? I have nowhere left to run.

Don’t you see all the harm inflicted?
To a stranger. It just doesn’t fit.
I am real. I breathe. I can’t take it.
I’m done!!
Me. I cease to exist!!!

Mary Graziano
Copyrighted 2015
Revised August 25, 2015

What is a bully? One definition of a bully is a conscious, willful, deliberate, hostile and repeated behavior by one or more people, which is intended to harm others

When someone is bullied, they feel that they are nothing. The bully has taken everything away from the victim.
Children are often bullied at school. Someone may be targeted who is a loner and who the bully knows won’t say anything and the intended victim will stay silent. So they target that person, follow them verbally abuse them, then may physically attack them. The victim is scared into not saying anything because they know that the bully will hurt them even more. They begin to isolate themselves from any friends they do have, go home, stay in their rooms, and to their family, all seems well. Then, depression takes hold of them, they have nowhere to go, no one to talk to, because they are afraid. So afraid that many will end their own lives. And, the bully often gets away with it.
Mary E Graziano©

School has and will start soon. And so will bullying!!! Please speak to your child about bullying others, and about being bullied. Those being bullied need to start speaking up. More needs to be done in schools to protect those being bullied. Not enough is being done!!! Please be a voice and help those being bullied. Don’t be one of those who stand by and laugh.


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