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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

JULIA FRUCK - age 13

Editors Note:   As many of you know, many young people have taken their own lives due to being bullied at school, on Facebook and other places.  This young lady has written a poem about this issue which is well worth the read.  I hope that it will focus attention on the issue of bullying.

She sits alone

She sits alone at lunch.
She wears headphones to drown out their voices.
She walks the long way home,
So she won’t see them.

Do they know she is crying?

They just never stop picking on her.
They call her names because of her weight
They make it impossible for her to fit in.

How did this all start?

We all watch them hurt her,
Some even laugh
We know she needs a friend but no one tries.
We are taught to stop bullying.

What are we scared of?

I don’t know what to say.
I don’t know if I’m the right one to help out.
I don’t know how to stop it.

How can I help?

I do know it’s not right.
I do know it’s not right.
I do know small things make a difference.

1 comment:

  1. I personally am touched by this poem about bullying. It is becoming all too familiar a headline in our papers here in Ontario. Children who have been bullied, had had enough, and killed themselves.

    If this poem can touch the life of one person, it has achieved it purpose.