A free verse poetry, “Bullying, When You See Her.”
As a child, I remember the days when I’d go to school and cringe at the thought of waiting for the school bullies to come and ruin my day. Leaving me feeling small, defeated, and beaten by physical and verbal abuse.
It is a shame that times have not changed in bullying. Just a different era of history.
And now my daughter sees the same actions, and I try to teach her to walk away. When she comes off the school bus with tears in her eyes, sharing a story with me of how two girls have said horrible things to her. I tell her, she is so much beauty and worth. And that these people are hurting inside, they, in turn, have been abused or bullied by someone else. And I just hold her and hold her while she sobs until she is peace and knows she is. A free verse poetry and digital art piece to tell a story.
Free Verse Poetry: Bullying, When You See Her
It was in the thin places.
Rooted deep in soiled dirt,
you could find her there.
Rain left her-dark feeling.
Somehow the weight of it all,
left no room in rising to greet the sun.
Weeds tormented colorful blossoms.
Tormented the core of her.
Please, when you see her, tell her,
not a day goes by that you
search for her beauty
and her lovely smile.
Tell her; you’ll hold the raindrops
in palms of hands just to
water the ground, she’s settled in.
Tell her, to stretch to the sun, for there,
she’ll find warmth in its embrace.
Tell her to run to me.
For I have planted a garden
and weeds no longer grow there.
She doesn’t need their kind of love.
And I am proof; she’ll grow healthy
and find her way back to herself, if
I was able to survive bullying.
She will too.
©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Bullying, When You See Her|
A free verse poetry
What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed. It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.
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