Like a sniper’s gun, designed to kill,

    Your words can cause alarm.

They’ll strike a victim with great force

     And cause him grievous harm.


They’re meant to cause anxiety.

     They show that you don’t care.

With speed of light they’ll hit and hurt

     As they fly through the air.


Words can cause a lasting wound

    That sadly may not mend,

So think before you say the words

     That may lose you a friend.


The person who receives these words

     Will look on you with shame

Because to hurt someone with words

     Is such a dreadful game.


They’re used to hurt, to make one feel

     Unloved by other folk,

And those who bully with such words

     Might think that it’s a joke.


Think before you say cruel words

    And ask yourself these things:

Are these the words you’d like to hear,

    Or the message that they bring?


I think your answer will be 'No.

    Those words would make me sad.”

Therefore you’d hate to hear them said.

    They’d make you feel quite bad.


So, why say them to someone else?

    Why hurt them in this way

When your nice smile and kinder words

     Would brighten up their day?


Before you go to sleep tonight

   Just think about your day:

Have you done good for other folk

    And what things did you say?



Copyright on all my poems

Anti-Bullying Poems



By Josie Whitehead

Stop and Think - Heading

Talking point:  I am not perfect, it's true, but I do believe that we should willingly spend some of our day doing something that will benefit others.  What have you done today in this way?  What will you do?  I've written this for you.   A thank you would be nice.  Josie

Skype Visits Sonnet for Sons and Daughters This Type, That Type Cruel Words Josie's Voice Recording