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A Different Kind of War

December 1, 2011
By freehappyloved12 BRONZE, Voorhees, New Jersey
freehappyloved12 BRONZE, Voorhees, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“Don’t let your dreams just be dreams.” -Jack Johnson

You can curse at me,

you can call me rude names,

and sure

they will hurt me,

but I will be strong.

I will stay true.

Tell me anything you want

that makes you feel superior,

but I will stay bold.

I will not stoop to your level

or fight fire with fire;

I will fight fire with kindness.

I will respect you and your wishes

just as you should respect me.

I shall tower high above you

with my maturity.

I will march through this battle,

with my head held high.

No fear

shall stand

in my way.

You may throw your vicious sticks,

and hurdle those mighty stones,

but your names will never damage my spirit.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this poem by a bully. I was being bullied verbally and I couldn't help but believe the rude comments she was telling me. I didn't think I could go on. With the rumors she was spreading and the names she was calling me I knew I couldn't handle it, but I told myself to be strong and stay true. I would be myself and ignore the things she w=told me because I knew deep down in my heart that they weren't true. That day I finally realized how horrible girls can be. Because of this bully I learned what an effect I was to my peers. I saw how she was treating me and how bad it hurt me and i didn't want anyone one else to feel that way. I learned how carefully I must speak to the people around me because anything can change from a tiny joke, to a huge deal. I learned what an effect I play to my peers. Who knew I would learn such a lesson from a bully.

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This article has 2 comments.

GrammyB said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 4:56 am
Your poem touches the heart Sophie! You have discovered the power of the Pen!

G-Ma-K said...
on Dec. 5 2011 at 10:24 am
I am so proud of you Sophie.  You are a wonderful writer!  Great poem!