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Do You Know Me?
Hello there, do you know me
I've seen you in the hall
Whenever they come down on me
And push me into the wall
I see that your locker's
Just down from mine
I'm sure that you must know me
Cause I see you all the time
When I look
I see you stare at me
But turn your head
Then run off just as quickly
I sometimes see you at lunchtime too
I sit alone not far from you
Laughing with all your friends
How I wish it were me at the other end
I wonder why you look at me
But never say a word
When you're always there not far away
Knowing everything you heard
"You're ugly, you loser,
I wish that you were dead"
How can you stand to look at me
Pitifully shaking your head?
I don't need your silent pity
I don't want your false remorse
I just wish that you would acknowledge me
Help to change this hurtful course
Each day is so very painful
When I get on the bus for school
For the life of me, I cannot see
Why kids can be so cruel
I saw you in the bathroom
Just after one attack
But again wouldn't speak to me
You only turned your back
I feel you want to say something
Anything at all
Maybe you won't have to
Next time you're in the hall
I don't think I can keep this up
Feeling like this every day
I might just leave forever
And just be on my way
No need to worry
I am certain
You'll forget me
I hope someday you will think
Of the things you didn't say
All those times you just ignored me
Every single day
-=+ My Story +=-
As a kid
I just hid
From all my fears
So no one saw my tears
I was teased
It was like I was diseased
It all became too much to take
But then I made a big mistake
I acted as if I was fine
Wishing I had friends that were mine
Always in someone's shadow
No matter what way the wind would blow
I always said to myself
Put those bullies on the shelf
Where you could look at them everyday
Until you think of something to say
But whenever I thought of something
I said nothing
I knew that I should
But I didn't know if I would
The next year came
I thought things would be the same
But I had a nicer teacher
He didn't see me as just another creature
He encouraged me to try my best
Step foot out of my nest
I quickly realised my favourite lesson was PE
Even though no one ever picked me
I began to play soccer at lunch
But I developed this hunch
That I would be kicked off the team
Because being seen with me was enough to make you scream
I put that thought to the back of my mind
To the place that was the hardest to find
I continued playing soccer at lunch
Until I heard a horrible crunch
I broke my arm saving the ball
The doctor said no more soccer at all
This wasn't that hard you see
Because you'll never guess what next happened to me
The entire soccer team
That I thought would scream
Just being seen with me
Came to check that I was as happy as could be
You can only imagine how happy I was
Well I didn't think I had any friends
But it turns out I was the setter of many trends
Everyone wanted to sign my cast
And last year was completely in the past
I made friends at the speed of light
But of course occasionally we would fight
That was the best year
Never needing to fear
I had loads of fun
The same for all the years to come
The reason I wrote this
Is for people that fell into the abyss
I know what you are going through
Feeling down and blue
If you ever feel like crap
As if you are about to snap
Remember that people do care
People that you might not know, but they are there
I want to thank Mr Carson, the teacher in this story
For helping me find my glory
When times where tough
You knew helped just enough
I turned twelve this month
And all my friends through me a surprise party
This just goes to show what 1 person can do, no matter who they maybe.
Matthew 5:43 'love your enemies'
I'm not sure why you bother me
I'm not mean to you
It hurts my heart, can't you see?
Leave me be;
I'm not mean to you
I may come off tough, I may seem buff,
But I'm a person too
I may act like I don't care what them bullies say,
But I have feelings too, you know
I have feelings too.
I may ignore those mean remarks
But I am surely a human too
Hearing words that make no sense
Can ruin someone's mind
All my friends that I knew and loved,
They just left me behind
You may not understand me,
But I'm not mean to you
Those words, those names,
They would hurt you too
So leave me be;
I'm not mean to you
Inspirational Poem (true story)
I'm standing here in the rain,
Just wondering if anyone felt the pain.
Of waking up and not knowing why,
Having someone make you cry.
Not once or twice, but every day.
It got to the point to I couldn't even say,
I'm not that bad, really. I'm not
But they still tell me I should just be shot.
They call me worthless, ugly, and fat.
But if you look at me, I'm more than that.
It's been three years now since I lost my voice.
They took it from me. It wasn't my choice.
The girl who hasn't talked to anyone in years.
The girl who had no one to wipe away her tears.
But yesterday I sat by the river.
I looked down and started to quiver.
I saw a girl in the water.
A girl who could never be my mother's daughter.
She wasn't pretty, nor was she fair.
But she was beautiful with her golden hair.
Her green eyes were the color of the pines.
Ones that would be beautiful if they shined.
I kept looking, I didn't want to look away.
Because I knew what people would say.
Shes fat, ugly, and deserves to die.
Why they say that, I guess I know why.
Sure, I could loose a little weight.
No, I'll probably never date.
But I am who I am and I cannot change.
And the people who tease me? They're so lame.
I have never tried to hurt anyone.
For they were the ugly ones in the long run.
They had almost taken my life.
They're words to me were always like a sharp knife.
But I will be me, no matter what they say.
And tears filled my eyes as I started to pray.
Lord, I'm sorry for all I've done.
But please be with me for my life has begun.
I have accepted myself for me.
And maybe oneday they will see.
But at this moment, my life will start.
The years of bullying shatter my heart.
And yet today, I'm picking up the pieces.
Yes, my confidence still decreases.
But when I fall down, I just stand back up.
I pull myself together and ask them, what's up?
Then as the painful insults are released.
I smile and say I that I know, and my mind is at peace.
The look on their face was priceless that day.
Now they don't even bother to say.
But when I saw them move to their next victim.
I walked over to them and stood right with them.
And after the third bully had spoken.
You're beautiful, I said, my spirit unbroken.
The victims eyes lit up and she recovered soon.
To the bullies leader, she said, you're a fat crazy loon!
I've seen you pick on all the other kids.
Lynsy, Kelly, Emily, and Sid.
More of their victims joined in.
And I swear, those bullies never messed with us again.
-Former wallflower and bully victim,
This poem was made by the folks of Noplace4hate.
CALLING ALL KIDS AROUND THE LAND,
LET'S COME TOGETHER AND TAKE A STAND.
TEACH HOW TO LOVE AND NOT TO HATE,
HELP ONE ANOTHER BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
SO IF YOU'RE ON THE INTERNET OR EVEN IN SCHOOL, DON'T BE AFRAID TO GET UPSET OR THINK IT'S NOT COOL
TO STAND UP TO ANYONE WHO ACTS UNRULY JUST SHOUT AND SAY
"THERE'S NO PLACE HERE FOR YOU- BULLY"!