kiele had an assignment in her creative writing class, where she had to write a poem about bullying. this is what she wrote…
Can I wonder why you cause me this pain
Am I allowed to think or has that gone
Along with my mind that had kept me sane
Should I just give up for what I’ve done wrong
Death beckons me with it’s shadowy gaze
I want to follow to escape your grasp
You’ve seen my beauty only through a haze
And I want to leave your bullying clasp
I want to live free of all your torments
Can’t keep pretending that things are okay
Instead of going down a dark descent
Instead of breaking and being your prey
I will stand up for myself and fight now
And live the life that only I allow.
gratefully, kiele has not been bullied. i can’t imagine what these children, who are bullied, go through. but my hope is that each and every one of them finds a way to stand up for themselves, fight back and live the lives that only they allow.