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The Bullied.

He never enjoyed going to school.
He used to bunk whenever he had the chance.
Although he was not one for breaking the rules.
He refused to submit to their ignorant demands.

He told his teachers about his problems.
How he got bullied every lunch and break time.
They said they would find a rapid way to solve them.
Somehow his confessions filtered through the grape vine.

The bullying became more intense and extreme.
He began wearing long sleeved t-shirts to hide the marks.
He knew his parents would only label him as a troubled teen.
But he yearned for their understanding and supportive remarks.

Eventually he tried talking to his dad about it.
But ironically he wasn't best known for his listening.
Besides his home was always too noisy and overcrowded.
He was sure that they wouldn't notice if he was to even go missing.

His only friends were online and on facebook.
Every night you could hear him typing away in his room.
His mother started to wonder how long this phase took
Until he'd get a girlfriend and finally change his tune.

His virtual haven was then invaded by his attackers.
He has now run out of places to escape and log in to.
Every night he went to bed emotionally and physically battered
With no one to tell all of the horrible things he has been through.

Until one day he came home from school covered in bruises.
He stormed into his room and maximised the volume on his music.
He never thought that he would actually have the courage to do this.
But his body is his to own and he should be the only one to abuse it.

He wrapped his school tie around his light dangling from the ceiling.
He stood on his bed and placed his neck through the loose knot.
He leapt forwards and hung until his feet lost all its feeling.
Then his convulsing body came to an abrupt stop.

He left this biased world leaving behind nothing but a rashly written note.
As his parents read it, they could hear his voice with every word he wrote.
Exclaiming how he was struggling living in this world and could no longer cope.
He said he was literally stifling and gave in to the rope that grasped around his throat.

I'm sorry mum and dad but at least I am finally free.
This is something that you could never be able to see.
I am in a place where I can finally be me.

I am in a place where I can finally be me.


Kela Lewis-Morin
Something I wrote today but I had the idea for this a couple weeks ago. I read in the papers recently how a young girl committed suicide because of cyber bullying. It is so sad to think she thought the only way out was to take her own life. We do truly live in an unfair and cruel world. I wanted to give it a consistent rhythm in hope it would urge you to continue to read. I hope it works and I hope you guys like it
I was going to make it mature content coded however I thought this is the reality and the truth and that is something we cannot censor. I hope I do not cause offence as it never my intention.
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I read the poem thinking, this is so true to a lot of people... how cruel people can be.
But when he hung himself, I swear, all I could do was scream at him to stop.
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xXvZEUSvXx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O
M
G
that was....
I mean like...
WOW.
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 BRAVO
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ShadAlex1011 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful and true. I'm always bullied and cut myself. It's relief to feel pain...
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M-G-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful words as always. There shouldn't be a reason anyone takes their life away.. there's always a choice even if it doesn't seem like it.
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punx-chan89 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's how I felt pretty much in my school years.. and great poem it brings about a touchy & serious topic that people shouldn't easily overlook
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The-Reborn-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very moving, in a bit of tears here. Been a victim of bullying and guilty of using sharp objects on myself. Nearly died many times, scarred my arms and legs over so not many scars are visible. Very good piece.
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning thanks for sharing
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Rumor-the-Mirage Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I appreciate you writing this. As a victim and survivor of bullying and as a person who supports anti-bullying, it makes me very glad to see how much people are about the situations of bullying. I'd like your permission to submit this to my group, Bullied-R-Us.
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themeepynerd Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, haunting, and the terrible truth directly stated.
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Demon-Angel1200 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! that's deep! Awsome job!
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Legrandzilla Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow..very moving. Well written.
I had it so bad in Jr High and early HS, even the teachers promoted it. It was mainly emotional and verbal, but it really hurts when you confide in the school superintendent that you just cant handle being called---- anymore, and his only answer is, "If you werent a ----they wouldnt call you a ----." If I would habve had a weapon at the time, he would probably be dead, I was so angry at that SOB. He should not have been allowed in education..
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and yet so sad.
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Gracefool-Lyn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Sad but unfortunately often true. This is beautifully written; I love it
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Valkaneer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Leave us never forget, the "forgotten"....

Lest "we" become monsters ourselves....
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Bemari Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
A sad story from the real world, unfortunately a very common one. Well written poetry.
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namesRUNdry Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Has a deeper meaning if you take his 'death' symbolically.
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hetha884 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it's really strong and sad. it is very well written. good work
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Rogue343 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, thts beautiful, but so sad
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully written work on a very tragic topic. We've all had dispair strike us to varying degrees, but some of us are struck much harder.

I know I have come close many times.
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mishihime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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mishihime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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CorporalCornbread Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is hauntingly beautiful. Well written.
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Nightshadow150 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried when I read this :( I have felt like this before so many times, but i resisted suicide cause I still kept thinking there is something and someone out there that can save me.
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
painfully sad, but an issue people need to be aware of.
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thi sis an amazing anti-bullying poem. Unlike the others you go into detail about how his world was attacked and how no one came to help. This is just awesome
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A-GirlInTheMoon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, my God....this is one of the few poems I've ever read that actually give me any sort of feeling....this is amazing.
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YoshiofRedemption Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. All I have to say is wow. This is truly amazing. Good job
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BeautifulAdmiration Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That was really sad, but really well written, powerful words were sad and even stronger emotions were felt.
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Only-one-name Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really sad. It's quite sad to think that people would think they only have the option to kill themselves to escape. It's quite a sad reality. D: Very lovely poem in that sad-esque way... If you know what I mean..?
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paulypants Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
This piece would be perfect for a project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: [link] and read the "Submit Work" section for details about sharing your work on our site. Thanks!
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RikuChanTheFox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel all dull inside now..... :iconsulkplz:
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ArtsyVana Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that's heavy.
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AnimalofManyColors Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This brought tears to my eyes...very beautifully written though, with so much emotion
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Painmistress Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can completely relate to this poem. I was bullied from fourth grade up to last year when I entered ninth grade since I go to an eccentric high school.
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EllieTheSheephead Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I got bullied for nine years.... it was terrible and I never wanted to go to school. but in 6th grade I made a choice which changed my life. I'm happy I made that decision that day.
oh, and great poem! it's really good, and well written! :clap:
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TristenCoy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a great poem.. And it sure did grab at my heart :/ I wish people would change >.<
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BandAid79 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
great poem, I can completely relate...my favorite line is "But his body is his to own and he should be the only one to abuse it" it really made me stop and think. All in all, job well done, keep writing
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CheryMiste Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Writer
Wow. I'm a victim of bullying myself, but I'd never resort to this. I mean, it's gotten real hard for me at times to continue in life, but I just kept fighting, and I still do. :P *sigh* I just hope college will be better.
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AdilaRain Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Writer
I used to be bullied in middle school.

It became bad that I started to cut myself, but I'm over that now.

I have a few bullies now, but they aren't as bad as the ones I faced in middle school and I'm able to ignore them.
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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
People should never be intolerant like the bullies or afraid to be who they are like the bullied.

We all call this world home. The least we can do is give comfort to those who need it.
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LouisEugenioJR Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hate bullies, especially cyber bullies.
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Loell567 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't get why people bully others. I used to be bullied because of the way I dressed.
@xLuckyxFriday13x You shouldn't be bullied for having diabetes. This...*attacks favorite button* :)
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xLuckyxFridayx13x Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sad. I was bullied in elementary and middle school for type 1 diabetes. Once I told a teacher and the school did nothing but talk to the kids. It continued to happen until I moved. This really speaks to me though. :')
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GABanks118 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Writer
I know all about this. I have Asperger's Syndrome, and people in elementary and middle school never really got that.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:( Oh dear...
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amh97 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
wow. this captures the emotions beautifully.
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Shinitora12 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful and sad.
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, its a sensitive topic, but I guess you can't really shelter someone from it, especially since the people who usually experience it are kids.
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