Bullying Poem

Poem For Those Who Get Bullied

This is to all the people who get bullied constantly. I know how you feel.

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Don't listen to what they say and what they think of you. Work harder than them and show them you are stronger than them. Killing yourself is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I...

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© more by Tabitha Houghton-Smith

Published by Family Friend Poems March 2010 with permission of the Author.

My world is starting to die.
and I slowly start to cry.
People talking smack,
right behind my back.

The childish games they play
need to end this very day.
I don't think they realize,
the tears coming out my eyes.

I hate how they get to me,
and how they don't see
that my heart is bleeding,
and that my tears have meaning.

They mean I am hurt,
and I want them to stop talking dirt.
They mean that I can't take it,
and that there's stuff they just don't get.

There's more to me than they know.
I just don't let it show.
I hide the things inside.
But I wish I could speak my mind.

I wish they knew the real me.
Then they could leave me be.
I'm just so scared of rejection
that I can't even stand my own reflection.

People just don't understand,
I want to show who I really am.
There are so many things I need to say,
but even if I could, they won't give me the time of day

If only I could say it all.
Then I wouldn't easily fall.
They just don't comprehend.
That I could be a great friend.

I hate how they view me,
as small and weak.
Inside me I am learning to be tough,
I am able to fight through the rough.

I just wish that was who I could be,
on the outside that is, I mean.
My world would be so much easier,
if I could be a little happier.

Like I had said,
their childish games need to end.
and they need to realize
that there is truth beyond these eyes.


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  • Rachel by Rachel
  • 10 years ago

Hello my name is Rachel I'm only 13 but have been bullied all my life, bullied for things I could never change, bullied because I am different. I am bullied because of my sister. My sister got a very bad reputation at school for being a slut and whore. She ended up very violent and now doesn't live with me and my mum she lives in a homeless refuge. People bully me because I am related to her saying I'm the most discussing person to set foot in the world, people telling me to kill myself and they would help me do it. I've been through and seen things most things people would see in their entire lives. I tried to kill myself but it didn't work. I don't know what to do I just want all of it to stop. What do I do ?

  • Tatyana Smith by Tatyana Smith
  • 6 years ago

Don't listen to what they say and what they think of you. Work harder than them and show them you are stronger than them. Killing yourself is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I will say being bulled is a pain in the butt, but you will go two times farther than any of them.

  • Aleig by Aleig
  • 6 years ago

It is okay. Rely on your friends. If it gets too extreme, shift schools. It worked for me; it will work for you.

  • Rachel Anketell by Rachel Anketell
  • 9 years ago

Hi Rachel! I'm Rachel too :) I've been bullied too but not because of my sister, but because 2 guys like me. You must be thinking like 'what?'. People call me a slut for liking both of them but I only like one of them, they say I'm such a whore and that I'm not worth anything, but I got through it because who cares what they say? We all know it isn't true because only yourself knows the truth behind your own life. So stay strong :) I'm here for you

  • Scottie by Scottie, Wichita Kansaas
  • 11 years ago

I am 13 and I go to a middle school. Everyday I am called names and pushed into lockers because I am gay. They call me gay boy, fag dush and more. The pain from there words hurts. I have been chocked 2 times and have been tripped severely. I thought the bullying everyday was too much. I told teachers, principals, police and students no one did anything. So I thought the only way out was suicide so I was on the urge of killing myself. I have attempted 3 times and am still trying. I feel like no one appreciates me for who I am. What do I do?

  • Sinead Stringer by Sinead Stringer
  • 8 years ago

Don't kill yourself because of other people just because your different, if everybody was the same it would be boring in this world. If that was me I would stand up to myself even though this was 3 years ago just believe in yourself

  • Tiffany by Tiffany, Florida
  • 11 years ago

I have been bullied since I was four years old by everyone. Now I am thirteen years old and I am still getting bullied.

  • New York by New York
  • 12 years ago

I'm in seventh grade now. I'm 14 years old and I have been bullied that I nearly almost killed myself. I took a bunch of pills and I ended up in the hospital. I would walk into school and people would point and laugh. I would get tripped and hit and threatened to... I started cutting myself in the beginning of the year because lies were going around about me like that I raped a little boy and I'm a slut and much more hurtful words. I feel for you if you are getting bullied to.. I'm sorry everything will get better soon.

  • Ashley by Ashley
  • 12 years ago

This poem is amazing! I understood it perfectly. The fact is in the past I have been bullied and this captures how it is. Thanks for writing this, it makes it easier to know that I am not the only girl going through this out there.

  • Erin by Erin, North West
  • 12 years ago

Totally how I feel. Everyone calls me emo and ask me if I cut and stuff like that and it hurts. The teachers don't even know I always get called Brittany or even Breanny like wow... My family is going through a very tough time and I don't know I can handle all of this. its my second week in junior high. I've gotten bullied on the third day. But I'm going to save this poem on my moms laptop so she can see it. Thanks love this poem.:O xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Bailey by Bailey, California
  • 12 years ago

Totally how I feel. Everyone calls me 'The Emo' and ask me if I cut and stuff like that and it hurts. The teachers don't even know my name I always get called 'Brittany' or even 'Breanny' like wow... My family is going through a very tough time and I don't know I can handle all of this. Its my second week in junior high. I've gotten bullied on the third day. but I'm going to save this poem on my moms laptop so she can see it. Thanks, love this poem :O

  • Rebecca by Rebecca, Sydney
  • 12 years ago

I am not bullied but I have a friend who is being bullied. I really feel for you because it hurts me a lot just to see my friend suffering.

  • Renee by Renee, Ireland
  • 13 years ago

Hello, I am Renee, And I really understand you. I wrote a poem myself but I don't know how to put it up. I am 13 and I am getting bullied in my school. The people who are bullying used to be my friends. At least that's what I thought. You see I stuck up to them for my friend and ever since that they started to leave me out of things and call me names. Now I have no friends at all not even the girl I stuck up for. But my sister told me last night that I am the one who is going to have a better job because I have so much time on my hands that I study a lot. And I am prettier than them. So just think you are the one with the advantage, you might have to give up albot, but in the long run it is worth it. They are actually doing you a favor.

  • Dublin by Dublin, Ireland
  • 13 years ago

That's a very good poem. It gets to the heart of the emotions so directly. I was bullied very badly and not for a specific reason, just because I was different and I wasn't able to stand up for myself. It's taken me years to forgive myself for not standing up for myself and I'm still not quite there but if it's any help to anyone, I'm in my twenties now and in college nothing anywhere near as bad ever happened to me. I had some friends and still have some, though of course I would like more as I still fear rejection. I've had boyfriends and remain on good terms with one of them. I got good marks in college. So, in spite of them I wasn't a complete failure - some people do like me, though I wish I wish I wasn't so damn dependant on the good opinion of others. However, seeing as things have got somewhat better, I hope, pray and believe that they will get better again soon.

You ARE stronger than they are, surviving this shit every day.

  • Mikayla by Mikayla, Tennessee
  • 13 years ago

Wow! I feel for you! This exact thing has been happening to me this year. I am in the 8th grade and 1 of my "friends" started talking crap about me and it finally got to me. She been telling everyone lies about me and my Best Best Best friend told me and I started getting weird looks from people in my classes. I eventually couldn't take it ne-more 2 were I had 2 go 2 the office. And I even went to my reading teacher (who is like a 2nd mother) and she helped me thru it. I soooo know how you feel. Great Poem! =) Keep On Writing!!! =D

  • Emylie by Emylie, NC
  • 13 years ago

I know how you feel and I can totally relate to this poem everyone who is bullied can!! it brings tears to my eyes to see what kids do just to be cool when they're not. They just do it to hurt you.

  • Gracie by Gracie, Texas
  • 13 years ago

I have been bullied for a long time but it wasn't until today that it got so bad that I had to leave class so I could cry in the hall. My school claims that its "no place for hate" so they don't believe that students are bullying other students. And at home my parents would just lecture me to not be a wimp. This poem helped get me through all my anger and shyness. I am going to confront her tomorrow. Thanks for the courage.:)

  • Brittney Williams by Brittney Williams, Canada
  • 13 years ago

This is beautiful, I rap and, this inspired me to put some of these words in my rap
you are very intelligent

  • Amy by Amy
  • 13 years ago

Wow I really liked the emotions and feelings that you put in this poem. I feel the same way. I was bullied for one year and it was horrible. Everyone would exclude me and laugh, like the teacher cared. All the teacher cared about was her lipstick. I was known as the monkey, couldn't catch the ball in monkey in the middle. The result of being short. I would come home crying my eyes out and I couldn't bear it. But then finally after several months I stood up to them. I got together with the other losers and messed up their lives. Tip- Pretend that you don't feel anything while your being bullied. They will get bored and eventually stop.

  • Heather by Heather, New York
  • 13 years ago

I was bullied for Seven years of my life. The bullying had gotten so bad it was seriously life or death. So my family and I moved. the bullying was so bad the police even said they couldn't do anything unless I was bleeding to death or dead. I was living in hell and was so shy and scared I didn't stand up. My sister did that for me but the days she stayed after or were sick I was alone. I was so depressed and scared out of my mind I didn't do anything. my parents tried but we were always kept in the dark. The bus driver and school officials even bullied me. My experience has shaped me so much. I have grown up and learned I stick up for anyone bullied now and I don't put up with it either. I hope no one has to go through what I did and I'm glad there's people that speak out like you did. Thanks :D

  • Jess by Jess, Kidsgrove
  • 14 years ago

wow I really feel for you! I get bullied a lot it's hard but I was scared to tell the teacher then one day my teacher caught this girl calling me names and she got excluded and I was told if it happened again just tell and I have started a advice column on how to deal with bullying

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