The Final Showdown

December 11, 2013
By booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
8 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency." -Henry Louis Mencken


There’s nothing icier than a smile

Meant to kill

Watch out! It’s sharp

You duck to no avail

They come at you faster, more numerable

Jump! Sidestep! Run!

Her eyes are bottomless pools

With deadly shapes underneath

Her golden hair whips around her

Each strand sharper than before

AH! It got you!

Her worst weapon though has yet to come

There will be no way you can escape this time

You know that it is the final showdown

Don’t capitulate just yet

They laugh at the weak ones

Go down fighting

Against her torrent of words

Fat, Ugly, Slow, Dumb, Idiot

They each twist the knife in farther.

It’s public show that everyone watches

But no one helps you.

The words come faster now

Whoosh! Ha! Look at her!

You feel the silvery liquid of tears run down your face

Can anyone help? Why won’t anyone help?!

Then the final blow comes

You don’t see it coming. How could you?

You didn’t think anyone would be that low. Or gullible

Your best friend walks over to you

A sigh of relief passes your lips

It stops short when you see where she’s headed

Away from you and your pain

Linking arms, your friend and tormenter turn

At least she took your suffering away

But it all comes rushing back

When it turns back to look at you

With a smirk pasted on her face

She sends one last blow to you

And away they walk, not looking back.


The author's comments:
Bullying has become a common occurrence, and even the 'safe' schools have severe incidents. I wanted to show that it's not always the 'petty' arguments and 'insensitive' thoughts of the bullied that parents think.

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on Jul. 13 2014 at 3:58 pm
Popcornjazz SILVER, Gahana, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life while you can

wow this was deep all your expressions all on one page!!!

The_Lord GOLD said...
on Jan. 22 2014 at 6:33 pm
The_Lord GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Good job! I can relate to you and i like this piece

on Jan. 18 2014 at 4:33 pm
booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
8 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency." -Henry Louis Mencken

thank you! :)  

on Jan. 18 2014 at 4:32 pm
booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
8 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency." -Henry Louis Mencken

thank you for the feedback! I was trying a different style when I wrote this, diverging from my normal format, so I'll keeo working at it... :)  

on Jan. 18 2014 at 4:26 pm
AngelaWithDevilHornsandHalo, Nowhere, New York
0 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you.
Edwin Louis Cole

Oh no, Booklover.  I'll pray for you girll, I'll pray that everything goes well for you.  Just keep your faith up.

on Jan. 12 2014 at 12:39 pm
EmmaClaire0823 GOLD, Bay Minette, Alabama
13 articles 0 photos 102 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

I really loved the figurative language, especially the first two lines. I wasn't a big fan of the "Watch out!" and "Jump! Sidestep! Run!" type of lines, because I felt they were more juvenile than the rest of your poem.  It disrupted the overall flow of the poem in my opinion. Other than that your poem was top notch. Very very goood. I would appreciate it if you could look at my forum "The Foam of the Roar (Feedback needed quickly)" and like the title says, I need feedback quickly. 

CarlyRae GOLD said...
on Dec. 31 2013 at 7:09 pm
CarlyRae GOLD, Cambridge, Maryland
13 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
We all carry these things inside us that no one else can see; they hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.

this made me legit cry.  It's so true, and i love how you wrote it.


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