Anti-Bullying Poems

There’s one thing which I’ve found in life,

    Which I think is often true.

The ones who throw the insults most

    Are the ones who just can’t “DO”.


These sad underachievers are

    Known by what they say –

They’re looking out for victims

    By the night and by the day.


They see good things that others do

    And jealousy strikes hard.

You’ll know the sort of folks I mean –

    Keep always on your guard.


Their inner grudge gets bigger,

    So they’ll study you or me -

They’re nasty characters inside,

    And as mixed up as can be.


Their jealousy burns deep inside –

    They don’t like to feel outdone.

Their nasty words are just their way

    Of, sadly, having fun.


They’re ones you should feel sorry for,

    But it really is a shame

That many people suffer from

    Their malicious, spiteful games.


Bullies start with insults

    For they know that words can bruise –

It’s the only weapons that they have,

    So this is what they use.


Inside they may have problems

    That cause their low esteem.

They’re cowards underneath it all

    And need others in their teams.


When these sad underachievers

    Give attention just to you,

Remember what I’ve told you:

     “They’re the ones who cannot DO”.


Bullies use all sorts of tricks

    To ensure they can’t be caught.

Their inner sense of power grows

    From victims who’re distraught.


I also suffered bullying

    And here’s what you should do:

Let other people know of it

    When the bullies target you!


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By Josie Whitehead

Those Who Can't Do, Bully Others - Heading

Talking Point:  Am I right or am I wrong with what I've said?  Do bullies do this just to make others laugh, or does it just give them satisfaction in some weird way?  The people who have bullied me, as an adult, were jealous of my poems and made fun because they were written with metre, but they stopped laughing when an educational publisher published almost 400 as my first step into the world of authors as a truly published poet.  They did their bullying by using a pseudonym, of course, on a writing website.  They can hide themselves this way.  So, my advice is: ignore the bullies and just continue doing your own best work.  The world will love you when you're successful, and not they are failures.  Josie