Say NO to Bullying

It’s time to talk about bullying
This time around, there’s no avoiding
It usually takes place in school
Where the popular ones always rule
Even though nerds are smart
Bullies love to tear them apart
What’s your excuse for being a geek?
They’ll still think you’re a freak
If you’re fat or too thin
Being yourself is like a sin
Bullies are like lions on the hunt
Chasing after their wimpy runt
Once they get their hands on you
The cycle of bullying starts anew
Demeaning words are also used
It’s as if you’ve been abused
Calling you *toot* and *toot*
Words can cut you like a fruit
Backstabbing is another thing
A tricky kind of bullying
It happens when you’re not there
All these lies spreading everywhere
From your “friend” or from your foe
You’re usually the last to know
All those rumors about you
Can’t they tell? They’re not true!
Damages might’ve have been done
But your enemies have not yet won
Be a man and face your fears!
Don’t come home drenched in tears!
No matter what happens, just stay strong
Believe in yourself and nothing will go wrong
You might feel like fighting back
But is it worth it to attack?
They say ignoring is the best solution
Is it written in the constitution?
Well, I don’t suggest retribution
You don’t want a revolution
Bullying is a serious offense
What’s your form of self-defense?

A poem by Miji Gonzales

Written on November 17, 2010.