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What Works for Me

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What Works for Me

School bully pushed off with both hands and feet.
With my heart in my throat, I stood up to cheat.
I am a clown with a weapon called pause - 
I chased his focus with raucous applause.

I told him, “Feel free to stay or take flight.”
I could tell this kid was set for a fight.
Being a sprinter, I went with my feet
and took off running in quick retreat.

I am a pacifist, I love what's quiet 
so I dodge the spots where kids often riot. 
I'm also a stoolie and finally stopped
to hide in the office and call the cops.

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  1. Date: 1/19/2014 5:34:00 AM
    Congrats, on your win. Enjoyed...it a lot.

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 7:39:00 PM
    Funny, Reason. Congrats!

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 5:10:00 PM
    Congratulation on your win.

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 2:42:00 PM
    Reason, excellent poem. Very solid form, good use of detail and emotion, very good message, good three ideas. Congratulations on your win. Thanks for entering my contest.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Excellent rhythm and advice all wrapped up in a really good poem. Enjoyed the read... Never liked a bully !!