Bullying Poem

This goes out to the people who lost a friend.
Who lost a cousin.
or ANYONE they have met.
Words hurt.
and so does the blade.

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I'm 13 and I'm not getting bullied in the present, but the bullying I got in the past has really affected me. Ever since I finished 1st grade and moved out of my home country, I was really...

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She Only Wanted To Be Happy


Published: March 2013

Words Words
Bitch and whore
The girl runs away
she slams the door
she takes a knife
and cuts her skin
remembering how screwed up her life has been
she leans to the toilet
throws up to be thin
at school all she has is a grin
She cuts cuts cuts some more
Screaming in pain, blood on the floor
People call her emo people laugh at her face
But they haven't even tried to be in her place
Her dad just died, her mom has depression
her brother has to go through a therapy session
Why can't people see? that grin is a lie
everything's done for her, her life's slowly fading by
Bloods dripping on the floor, she's screaming in pain
she can't eat because that means more weight to gain
She wishes to be perfect she says it's not fair
she says she hears people talking about her hair
She cuts it all off, her soul has been broken
but she never told anyone, her words were never spoken
She takes the rope, hangs herself in the dark
She no longer has a beating heart
Her friends fall to the ground
when they hear the word "She's dead"
Her brother cries as he sleeps in her bed
She is gone
She is done
Just because of people. making fun.
She's buried on a Saturday,
people start crying
all because that one girl stopped trying.

so before judging someone on their weight or their clothes
their laugh their talk their hair or their nose
Just take a moment to realize and see
Everyone is not always who they seem to be.


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  • The Stargazer by The Stargazer
  • 3 years ago

I was bullied for my weight by my best friends. I was in 1st grade at that time. It kept happening for three years. It was like my body was the only topic for them to talk about. I always was a sobbing mess after I came from school. And my mom helped me through it. All I am saying is that don't keep it in. Talk to someone. You are never alone.

  • Mariam by Mariam
  • 3 years ago

I'm 13 and I'm not getting bullied in the present, but the bullying I got in the past has really affected me. Ever since I finished 1st grade and moved out of my home country, I was really scared about moving schools and houses. Then when I got to my new school all friendly and confident, all my classmates just took an awkward glance at me when the teacher was introducing me and then they start making assumptions about me. After that moment, they started making fun of me for my weight, clothes, face, accent, and appearance, and all my confidence went really down. It kept going for 5 years straight, getting worse every day, and I was just sick and tired of it. I moved schools and houses again after 6th grade, but this time everyone really liked me the moment they saw me, and I'm really grateful for them because they helped me recover from everything. But unfortunately, the bullying didn't stop there. Even after I moved schools, the same people are spreading rumours about everyone.

  • Rhianna Gilbert - Kehoe by Rhianna Gilbert - Kehoe
  • 3 years ago

I was sexually harassed when I was in 7th grade. A friend of mine killed himself that year because of bullying. I have been in an insane asylum because I tried to kill myself. I am only alive because of my brother. I am getting help and I get made fun of because i listen to kpop and can speak a different language. I love to read, and I get made fun of because of what I wear or look like. For all the people who are getting bullied, I want to say stay in there. It will get better eventually.

  • Fernanda Granados by Fernanda Granados
  • 3 years ago

I am 11, and I've been bullied because I will not do other people's homework. They called me a loser because I love to go to school. They would call me fat and push me. Once in 5th grade I got threatened by a boy. He slapped me and said, "I will kill you." I'm in middle school, and I'm still being bullied today. My friends were fake friends because they called me stupid. If you're going through this, please keep telling them to stop, and tell a teacher.

  • Ciara by Ciara
  • 3 years ago

Just some advice. Don't keep telling them to stop. It'll only make it worse. Also, I learned that the best thing to do was have a positive mentality when you're being bullied. Another thing was that learning to fight/MMA is good. It's very fun too.

  • Rhianna Gilbert - Kehoe by Rhianna Gilbert - Kehoe
  • 3 years ago

I understand what you are going through. I was like that. When I was in 1st grade, a boy threatened to kill me. I was taken out of school. The boy was not charged or anything. If you love to go to school, people shouldn't tell you otherwise. Don't listen to them. Stay in there. Be brave. I believe in you.

  • Tessa S Manson by Tessa S Manson, Californa
  • 3 years ago

I know how people feel when they are locked into the shadows. It's not fair the way people treat us. We don't deserve to be bullied or made fun of. We're all different inside 'n out. But we can't just sit here and cry or cut or any harm of weakness. YOU ARE STRONG. They bully you because they are weak or maybe they do it because there is someone that is hurting them. Don't LET THOSE WORDS KILL THE TRUE KINDNESS. It is super rare to find someone who has a kind heart.

  • Robin Ludick by Robin Ludick
  • 3 years ago

I cried reading your poem because I know how it feels. You try to be everything they want you to be and it is never enough. I am sick of trying. I want to tell them to stop, but if I do it shows them weakness. I am really glad that someone has the guts to put it out there.

  • Shiana Blair by Shiana Blair
  • 4 years ago

We are the gun. The words that pop out of our mouths are the very bullets that will penetrate and wound if we're not careful and thoughtful.

  • Just Me... by Just Me...
  • 4 years ago

I cried. It was so emotional. I just can't believe it. It just makes me feel so sad inside, empty and cold. I wish I could help all these sad and lonely people, give them the hug and love they need daily. :( Stay strong, you guys. Pray to Jesus. He will help you like He helped me.

  • Gugulamashenge by Gugulamashenge
  • 5 years ago

I was once a victim of bullying, but I got over it. Being bullied by the people you love was the worst. I got over it quickly because I knew that the words that I spoke were not negative words. I spoke positivity in my life. I knew that am beautiful. I knew that I was not what they described me, but today I'm able to face bullying and am encouraged to motivate others to overcome bullying. The message that I would like to give someone who is suffering from it is that no matter how people may see you, just know that you are important in God's eyes.

  • Gugulamashenge Buthelezi by Gugulamashenge Buthelezi
  • 5 years ago

The word of encouragement that I am giving is that before you say something think about that word. That word that you speak might build the person or rip a person down. What we say should be in consideration because your life depends on your tongue, so bullying should be reported. A wise person once said, "If you witness bullying and you don't report it you are as guilty as the bully."

  • Courtney by Courtney
  • 5 years ago

I have faced bullying, and I know it brings you down. The way I get through the tough times is to think about all the good things in life, all the things worth living for. We are all beautiful and have been given a precious thing, life. The people who bully you are not fulfilling life to the best they can, but don't let them stop you. Life is worth living. Keep going for the people who care. Don't break our hearts or waste your life. STAND STRONG!

  • Cheyenne Mitchell by Cheyenne Mitchell
  • 5 years ago

I'm 15, I get bullied every day for the way I dress, the music I listen to, and how fast my brain works. I get made fun of, pushed in the halls, and even my own friends have turned on me. I try not to listen to them, but it's hard. My own mother is turning against me now. And there is always this one class that I leave crying every time I have it, because of what people say. But I have 3 great friends, and 1 AMAZING boyfriend that I can go to when life gets hard. I can go to them, and they will do anything to cheer me up. Life still gets to me at times, and I shut down and I don't talk to anybody. I physically can't. When I try to, my throat closes up. But they are still there for me. They help me through whatever happened that time.

  • Stay Srtong by Stay Srtong
  • 3 years ago

You have God as well. He's always there for you. You might go through bad stuff, but he has a plan for you sooner or later. Just believe in the process.

  • Michelle by Michelle
  • 3 years ago

I get bullied every day. What should I do? What should I wear? Should I keep getting hurt? Should I walk away from them? I wanted to play volleyball, but they were playing volleyball. I never get the chance to tell them the rules.

  • Litzy Rico by Litzy Rico
  • 3 years ago

I have experienced the same thing except I do not have a boyfriend. When I am with my friends I am happy, but I have been bullied for about 6 1/2 years. I hope it will not get to 7 years. My mom always says we should move when I tell her how my day went.

  • Ethan Pugh by Ethan Pugh
  • 5 years ago

I was 14 when I was being bullied about how I dressed and how I had my hair. I would get made fun of because I didn't have expensive shoes or name brand clothes. Then they would start calling me names, over and over, something different every time. But then I just faced it, and I stopped listening to them, and they soon stopped. That's what I thought anyway. When I tried out for a sport like basketball or football they would make me trip and say things to the coach saying I called them mean words that I would never say... and that was when the coach walked up to me and told me that I wasn't allowed to play any sports unless it's not sponsored by the school. That's when I had problems because it made me a nobody and the other guys just laughed because they got their way... but now I'm fine. I'm 15, almost 16, and now they are still in 7th or 8th grade when I'm up here in 9th grade going to 10th. Now all I want is for someone to stand by me.

  • Taylor Bowers by Taylor Bowers
  • 5 years ago

I may just be speaking for myself, but as a teenager I completely understand what it's like to go through these kinds of things. There's always that person who doesn't like you and makes fun of you, but guess what? You just have to ignore them and let them meet your friend the bird.....just kidding, but seriously, just ignore those people. They are probably just jealous, and don't let someone else's words ruin your life. You have A LOT to live for.

  • Danyella Alicea by Danyella Alicea
  • 5 years ago

I'm 12 years old. Almost 13. I've been bullied for about 3 or 4 years now. My dad left my mom about a year after I was born. I've suffered depression for the longest time. Last year, everyone was talking. Rumors got worse. The school counselor and the principal had gotten involved in my life. They found out about my depression and that I was cutting. I even got sent to a hospital on June 13, 2016. My last time cutting was on October 27, 2016. It's been almost 5 months since I've last self-harmed. Over the months that went by, I've noticed that the bullies and all the names they say mean nothing in the end, because all that matters is the truth, and you know what that is. Don't care what they think! What matters is what you think about yourself. God made you who you are for a reason. Be proud of it. You're all perfect the way you are. And remember. Stay strong!

  • Izzy by Izzy
  • 5 years ago

Hi, i've been bullied for over 3 years because of me being new to a school. My only friend there was a boy named John, and I was bullied for being his friend. Eventually he didn't want to be my friend, so I was all alone. He and his friends started bully me and I cried. He saw me crying and yelled at me saying I was a cry baby, and that really hurt. I cried even more, and he apologized and hugged me. And now I'm in a different school (AGAIN) and I never see him any more.

  • Emmy Smith by Emmy Smith
  • 5 years ago

Hey, I understand how that is. I've been in that EXACT same position that you went through. I just want you to know that everything is gonna be ok. It only gets better from here.

  • Kristtel.iosefa by Kristtel.iosefa
  • 6 years ago

This poem really touched me and made me cry on the bit when she cuts herself and how everyone talked about her hair so she decided to cut it. Also on the bit how she hanged herself because she got bullied. No one should die just because they got bullied at all. Also it is good how they went to school sad because they need to think about what the did.

  • Lara by Lara
  • 6 years ago

Wow! I was writing a bullying poem and I was looking at poems about bullying to find some inspiration and I found this and this is so beautiful, I nearly cried. This is just amazing.

  • Abigail Evers by Abigail Evers
  • 6 years ago

I've been bullied for two years, people calling me weird, throwing sticks at me and my best friend. I lost my best friend during whilst I was being bullied. I got bullied because I was friends with a boy. It was such a stupid reason to bully me and him. They started doing actions or sexual things at me. I really didn't want to be here or go to school. I'm in year 6 now its 2016 and today I cried in the bathroom because some boys were teasing me. I'm scared my last year in Junior School won't be all cheerful. Last year in Year 5 was worst because my friend Jerry, I hated seeing him be sad and crying, it was in class and i didn't even care if i was hugging him, though mots kids were glancing. I was so mad, I really wanted to get them back for what they did.

Some Advice: If you ever get bullied, please, please don't hide it. Tell someone. Even if I don't know you guys that are reading this, I'd hate to think that your being sad or bullied anywhere.

  • Gabe Jensen by Gabe Jensen
  • 6 years ago

This poem really helped me. I've been bullied all my life, I've been called emo since I was 15 and I'm 17 now. There were times when I thought about suicide so many times but my really good friend promised me not to, and I thank her to this day.

  • Mattison L by Mattison L
  • 6 years ago

I've been called emo too, I've also been called slut, whore, skank, whatever you want to call it. I try to ignore them but it didn't work... I wanted to die for so long, I told one of my friends but they pushed me away and stopped hanging out with me. But there was only one guy who would listen to me, he saved my life.

  • Avneet by Avneet, Australia
  • 7 years ago

No one likes me they call me a bloody indian but that's not all they think I am fat, but please just be nice to me for once.

  • Shiana Blair by Shiana Blair
  • 4 years ago

You don't deserve to be called those hurtful things. Stand strong, stand proud, and take pride in who you are! :)

  • Bill Reynolds by Bill Reynolds
  • 6 years ago

Hi Avneet, school teaches us a lot, but it doesn't teach us how to get along with ourselves. We are all we have. I'm sorry to hear how cruel people are to you. Have things changed? Hopefully you can look in the mirror and love yourself and know that you are one of God's kids.

  • Ivy Rose by Ivy Rose, Hartville Missouri
  • 7 years ago

I was bullied ever since I was little, this poem hit home with me and I agree we really need to stop bulling. I am anorexic and depressed. My little siblings are trying to help me, but it doesn't work. Even my friends are starting to bully me. I am not eating much any more.

  • Shiana Blair by Shiana Blair
  • 4 years ago

I agree that we need to stop bullying. It's wrong and cruel. No one deserves to get put down emotionally or even physically. Stand strong! Never forget you're a warrior with a kind and loving heart.

  • Jaden Baker by Jaden Baker
  • 7 years ago

My name is Jade. I am 12 years old. I have been bullied for about 7 years now. At the beginning it was just some words. But words went to pushing, to lies, to rumors, to kicking, to punching to, bleeding, and to being cut. Yes I still get bullied today. I get cut, get punched, get kicked, get slammed into lockers and walls etc. They abuse me till I throw up blood. I have bruises all over along with scars and marks that I can't forget about. I have depression, anxiety, anorexia, and am suicidal. I used to have friends, but now they bully me too. But when they do I still see pain in their eyes and the look that they want to help me but can't.
I have been cutting for about 3 years now and I have had depression for about 5 years. I became anorexic 3 years ago because people would call me fat. I am now 58 pounds, wanting to be at 42 pounds. I have tried to commit suicide 17 times. I only have 1 friend. He knows about everything and helps me a lot. Me and him have been friends since birth. (We were born on the same day, 3 minutes apart.) He is the only person who has been by my side through it all my whole life. I love him to death and would do anything for him. He makes me smile everyday just by being there. We can not be away from each other. We have all the same classes, our lockers are right by each other, we sit by each other in every class and at lunch. Try to stay strong.

  • Megan Nicole by Megan Nicole
  • 7 years ago

I've been bullied for going on seven years now and I also have home stress and I have cut myself since I was 12 and I'm 15 now. I stopped because my friend made me promise to, and it was the best promise that I ever made. She made me realize that there is more to life than watching your blood pour out and looking at your razor with tear filled eyes. Thank you Emily

  • England by England
  • 8 years ago

I know how it feels to be bullied and it's nice to know that someone cares. I might never meet you but I wish I do. You sound so strong thank you maybe people will understand what they are doing. I have cut myself, I've stopped eating because of bulling. It needs to stop. Some people can get through it like I did but some people can't. Stop bulling!

  • Michaela by Michaela
  • 8 years ago

That's is a very inspiring poem. I have been bullied all though my time at school. I felt hopeless and alone. I am getting better but my feelings still follow me and I'm in ninth grade.

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