Now, I have never dabbled much in poetry… especially publicly. But I wrote this earlier this morning while on the train, and I wanted to share with all of you. There is something so wonderful about this style of writing. It allows the writer to, in a way, overextend her expressions in a simple and understated manner of reasoning. So many emotions and memories and theories on bullying arose within me when I sat down and put pen to paper to create this. I hope you enjoy; and, more importantly, I hope many–if not all of you reading this–can take something away from it.
Walk in fear while the others constantly breathe in your ear
Sit and wait until one day they meet their fate
Integrity, strength and pride
I want nothing more than you to look me in the eye
Face the coward who lies within
You are nothing if you cannot understand the severity of your sins.
We will no longer sit on the sidelines
This is now your burden to bear
Instead of pushing and shoving
Instead of using malice and hate
Understand that you should not judge
Those who juggle more than you will ever know on their plates
Kindness and decency
Respect is sublime
We will not stand for the jealousy.
You will take up no more of our time.