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Being Bullied

Sometimes we all say things we don’t mean Private thoughts to be kept inside that should never be seen Then others join to be part of the scene Using nasty words that are designed to demean Scared to speak out for fear of ridicule How can other people be so cruel They join in because they think its fun Not knowing the harm they do to anyone Social media can be fun But to those being bullied the damage is done ‘Do it, do it, just go away’ These are the words the bullies may say Until one day the victim begins to crack Those poisoned words can’t be taken back Evntually they can take no more And are found lifeless on the bedroom floor Then those who mock and those who scorn Turn up at the funeral of those who they now mourn So think before another word you say Because the bullied may not be able to face another day Edited for Premier Contest #7 Sponsored by Skat A 2/2/14 Inspired by the death Caitlin Alker (aged 18) who was bullied on social media and tragically took her own life.

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Date: 12/6/2018 12:55:00 PM
I have known of people being bullied to death. Nice rhyme scheme! How are things in your neck of the woods? Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/11/2016 1:44:00 PM
Bullying is very common, and it can have negative lasting effects on the 'victims'. This is a powerful poem, Jan....glad you entered it for this contest for I missed it before since I had not as yet joined Soup! ~ Congrats on this fine win. Hugs // paul
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/12/2016 12:50:00 PM
Thanks Paul - this was one of my very early writes. I'm so glad I was able to place in the contest as the poem sends out a powerful message about bullying via social media:-)hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/9/2016 7:35:00 PM
There is much wisdom shared in your poem, Jan. It helps to notice and stand up for those who get picked on. We never know the consequence or the toll it takes to be bullied.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/12/2016 12:50:00 PM
Its such a heartbreaking story Carrie - she was only 18:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/9/2016 7:23:00 PM
Good to read this again Jan...funny reading my thoughts from 2 and a half years ago...congrats
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/12/2016 12:52:00 PM
Yes it was one of my early writes - think we have both been on a long journey in the time since we joined Tim:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/9/2016 2:26:00 AM
Hello Lovely Jan, Congratulations on your win. Stop by and enjoy my latest blog (MR PERIOD.....) it's another one of my lazy blogs. Luv **SKAT**
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/12/2016 12:51:00 PM
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to showcase our older poems:-)hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/13/2016 5:43:00 AM
A topic near and dear to my heart, Jan. Glad I came across this today. The word needs to get out there, bullying is not ok. Hugs
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/13/2016 5:18:00 PM
Thanks Becca it is such a tragic story - the young girl was only 18 when she committed suicide and on line bullying was a massive part of the problem:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 11/13/2015 2:18:00 PM
Hi Jan! The saddest part is that bullies can't forsee the consequences of their actions. It has resulted in so many deaths in our country, too. Beautifully expressed! Love, Balveen
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Balveen Cheema
Date: 11/13/2015 9:17:00 PM
I wonder if heir guilt complexes let them sleep, Jan? Love, Balveen
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/13/2015 2:28:00 PM
These deaths are so tragic Balveen but sadly the bullying continues - too late for sorry when someone commits suicide - it must be so hard to live with if you were one of the people who was acting as a bully :-( hugs jan xx
Date: 11/3/2015 2:41:00 PM
Hi Jan, I have been very moved by your poem, I was bullied for the past 2 years and i've decided to do an EPQ project around the topic of bullying to raise awareness...which involves writing a song. I hope this would be okay but I'd love to use your poem for the lyrics. I could really appreciate it if you could tell me some of the inspiration behind writing this poem, and an insight to why you have used certain words, how you created a certain atmosphere etc. Please write back! Amber xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/8/2015 4:30:00 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-24541417 hope this helps - such a heartbreaking story:-( hugs jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/8/2015 4:27:00 PM
Amber if you open up your soup mail and contact me that way I can give you any help you need:-) hugs Jan xx
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AMBER JORDAN
Date: 11/4/2015 3:28:00 PM
Thanks Jan, I will send you a copy when I have finished it, and In my essay I am going to write about the poem (my reactions/interpretation), I'll research the Caitlin Alker story (so sad!:(), and anything I can include about you as a writer i'll also include . If you have any other details about your poem/your technique for writing poems please let me know, the more I know about your poem the more i'll have to write in my essay! Thanks again!! Amber xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/4/2015 9:34:00 AM
I too was bullied at school but this poem was inspired by a local girl Caitlin Alker who committed suicide aged 18 - she was bullied on line by 2faced book - please please use my poem as long as I am credited as writer it would be my pleasure for it to be set to music - do let me know when you have done it - would love to hear it:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 10/13/2015 12:28:00 AM
Oh... I know the feeling all too well... and I'm so glad I read this poem today :) its true, people say all sorts of nasty things to their peers and those younger than them, and when something drastic happens, all the remorse in the world cannot get them back... :( but great write :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/13/2015 2:59:00 AM
Thanks Angie sadly it is something that many can relate to in their school, work, home life - so sad when a tragedy such as suicide occurs as a result especially from on line bullying:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 6/26/2015 11:19:00 PM
Wow Jan, I now see you entered here with a bang! This is amazing! :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/4/2015 4:33:00 PM
This was written about an Island girl who committed suicide as a result of on line bullying - she was only aged 18 :-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 4/30/2015 5:24:00 AM
Any students being bullied at school merely states that the Principals and Teachers are failures and should all be instantly fired!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/30/2015 5:34:00 AM
The issue of bullying has got worse with texting and 2facebook - such a shame we have to tolerate it in soup too! hugs jan xx
Date: 4/21/2015 12:40:00 PM
facing a bully can be one of the toughest things any child would have had to face. i liked this poem that dealt with such an important topic. :)
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Date: 4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
This was written about a young Island girl - she was just 18 when she committed suicide as a result of cyber bullying - the image of her beautiful face will be with me forever and this is printed as a tribute and reminder to the dangers of the web:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/3/2015 7:43:00 PM
This is too true Jan. It happens too much. Excellent write. Well done. :O) Keep up with the great work. Keep on penning. Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful and creative talents with us. We all truly appreciate it. *S* Cynthia
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Cynthia Jones
Date: 1/4/2015 6:24:00 PM
:O) You are most welcome Jan. Same here. Oh wow. I'm sorry to hear about that. A couple of girls here in Canada happened to end up the same way because of cyber bullying as well. It's sad. *S* Cynthia
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 1/3/2015 8:01:00 PM
Thank you so much for your kind comment Cynthia - I just write from the heart - can't believe how far I've come since I started writing in February. This is poem is close to my heart its about a young girl on our island who committed suicide as a result of cyber bullying - she was just 18 years old:-) hugs Jan xxx
Date: 5/17/2014 4:12:00 PM
A very eye-opening and true take on bullying... Thanks for ur comments, i wanted to read your second bullying poem, but couldn't find it, plz tell me the name!!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/17/2014 4:19:00 PM
Its called 'my tormentor' Hugs Jose hope things get better for you my friend. Jan xxxx
Date: 4/28/2014 10:34:00 PM
Jan What a heartbreaking, emotional, truthful, honest and sad write. This goes on way too much and needs to stop. There is NEVER a need to be mean so mean to someone, it affects them this bad. thanks for the great comment on my If I Were A Man poem.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/29/2014 12:40:00 AM
My pleasure Robin - will drop by and get it into my favourites. hugs Jan x
Date: 3/24/2014 8:02:00 AM
In an instant, life snuffed out by young buffoons.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/24/2014 11:46:00 AM
Yes it's too late to be sorry after the event - am so glad I don't do two face book or any social media sites. Just wish the youngsters could get clued up before it all happens again. Hugs Jan xxx
Date: 2/27/2014 11:22:00 AM
I love this poem. Would you mind if I posted it on an anti bullying website? You would still get full credit for the poem, and I think it fits the theme of the site nicely.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/5/2014 1:50:00 PM
Hi Faith Just stopped by the anti bullying website - see you have got this one and 'My Tormentor' you have made me so proud xxxx Jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/27/2014 4:50:00 PM
thanks for that faith you have truly made my day Jan xxxx
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Faith Noelle
Date: 2/27/2014 12:14:00 PM
Thanks! The site is www.messagetoabulliedkid.webs.com. It's really cool, so check it out!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/27/2014 12:08:00 PM
WOW Faith that has really made my day! Please please post it with my full blessing - do let me know which site it is :-) I feel this poem is very apt for the bullying that goes on in social media. I also have a poem called 'My tormentor' which is also about how I was bullied at school feel free to use that too. Jan xxx
Date: 2/13/2014 9:43:00 AM
† Oftentimes The Very Worst 'Bullies' Are They We Cannot Actually See ? Kind Of Like U2's Song, Vertigo: Just Give Me What I Want And Nobody Gets, Huuurtttaaa ˜ So Many Thoughts Come About From This Loving Light Laced Verse, Sweet Beautiful Jan ˜ There Is A Deep Sorrow Within Insensitivity: And You Know Such Are Lost Somewhere Inside ? That Would Be An Adult Where As Many Children Are Just Being Themselves ? Tis Why Good Parenting Brushed In Love, Is So Vital! Congratulations On Your Beauty's Feature ˜ Love John
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/13/2014 4:45:00 PM
Hi John Thank you for such awesome feedback! My poem is written after reading about a local lass of 18 who killed herself after bullying on facebook. The poem is now being used in my local senior school so I feel I have achieved great impact with my work - its only the third poem I have written. Hugs and happy writing Jan xx
Date: 2/2/2014 11:15:00 AM
Great poem Jan, a much needed message. xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/2/2014 11:18:00 AM
Aww thank you so much Jenny for introducing me to such a fabulous site. I just hope the creative juices continue flowing but not at 3am like they are at the moment! Jan x
Date: 2/2/2014 8:47:00 AM
This I very strong..We are losing way to many of our youth to this. I am happy that there is a push in the schools to stop bullying but they can't stop it outside their walls. We as parents must step up and take responsibility we our childrens actions....Sorry I vented a tad....Nice inspiring piece Jan...Hugs Tim
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/2/2014 10:57:00 AM
Hi Tim Thank you so much for you kind words. I have only been writing poems since November last year and its so lovely to have feedback on the work. This is only the second poem I'd written and was based on a young lass here who took here own life aged 18 after fb bullying. If it makes people think then it was well worth putting onto paper Jan xx