You know you could do something

You could at least try to stop it

That kid never did anything

Nothing to be treated like this


You know you could stand up, be his defense

Rescue him when he’s surrounded and scared

Yet you stand by, do nothing, it doesn’t make sense

With the people around you, these actions are shared


You see him pushed in the halls, alone everyday

Would it hurt to pick up his books, become his friend?

You could be nice to him because anything you say

Would help him, with the friendliness you send


You know you could speak out

You could tell a teacher, a parent, anyone

One word and they would stop what’s wrong

Yet your mouth stays shut, thinking it’ll soon be done

But it goes on, and your “soon” becomes quite long


You could have done anything to help the guy

You could’ve stopped him from touching the knife

But just like everyone else, you stood by

And suddenly he chose to end his life


You could have stopped it, anyone could

He needed a friend, a spot anyone could fill

You knew you could do it, knew you should

But you stood by, thinking someone else will


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a.griffiths57's picture

    Bullying is horrid, apart



Bullying is horrid, apart from the pain of beatings and insults, it's the feeling of isolation that is the killer. I agree with the poem you have written, if you know someone is being bullied report it to a parent or teacher. To ignore it is allying with the bullies. Reading your poem me made think of all the kids being bullied today and every day, so sad for them. I too have written a Haiku poem on bullying, it is quite an emotional subject. Your poem is well written and draws attention to the plight of the bullied, which is good, and can but help those stuck in this viscious cycle.

pinkdot7's picture

Bullying is so horrible. I

Bullying is so horrible. I just wish that it would end, because it is like the worst thing for kids in school, and it's even worse when you don't have anyone to stand up for you. No one deserves to be bullied.

iwonderwho's picture

True True. And if no one

True True. And if no one stands up for you, sometimes you look like a weak pathetic idiot when you do try to stand up for yourself. but i really wish that more people would just say something.