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Russian Roulette

January 10, 2012

Tears.
Streaming down -
Confetti at a party
She wasn't invited to.

Rumors.
Handed down -
Ugly, dirty words
That broke... her heart.

Fights.
Going down -
Purple, blue, black bruises
Splattered her body

Blood.
Dripping down -
Soothing, cool metal
Sliced her open.

Death.
Heading down -
That loner you kicked...
He could be next.


The author's comments:
Bullying is raging in almost all of the schools in the world.Whether its about your race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or even your personality, it's a huge problem that needs to be solved - fast. Schools don't address this problem enough, and this even incites laughter about the issue of bullying. I chose the title "Russian Roulette" because it really address the dangers of bullying - it's really a chance of luck that someone gets bullied, and it's a lethal game.

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on Oct. 20 2012 at 4:23 pm
AnnaRead SILVER, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

You are an amazing writer, and your poem made me cry. Thank you.

on Sep. 17 2012 at 10:07 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Sick that this happens isn't it? If more people would understand this, this world might just have some hope.

on Sep. 17 2012 at 10:07 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Sick that this happens isn't it? If more people would understand this, this world might just have some hope.

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on Aug. 15 2012 at 9:39 pm
taylor1226, Alexandria, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
grrs.

I like this poem.You could really feel the emotion in it.check out my work if you get a chance.

on Aug. 15 2012 at 1:56 pm
VioletsandVoice, Spiritwood, North Dakota
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Wow! Fantastic job! I will be checking out more of your work :)

on Jun. 10 2012 at 5:40 pm
TMarie42 SILVER, Orland, California
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Favorite Quote:
Pulvis et umbra sumus.

I really love this poem. I agree that bullying needs to be stopped, especially since I've been bullied.

on May. 19 2012 at 4:38 pm
mindless_dreaming BRONZE, Wyckoff, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"May make my heart as a millstone, set my face as a flint, Cheat and be cheated, and die: who knows? We are ashes and we are dust." -Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 'Maud'

Wow... this is amazing and it really speaks to you, like you feel an emotional connection reading this. So so so good :)

on Apr. 27 2012 at 2:10 pm
alrightalrightalright BRONZE, N/A, Maryland
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I'm glad you liked it! Thanks a lot!

on Apr. 27 2012 at 2:09 pm
alrightalrightalright BRONZE, N/A, Maryland
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Thanks! I'm glad you liked my work.

on Apr. 27 2012 at 1:49 pm
LovelyBlackWisteria BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Johnny Cash, Man in black, "Well there's things that will never be right i know, and things need changing everywhere you go, but til we start to make a move to make a few things right. You'll never see me wear a suit of white."

i really like this poem, its nice how you put the words together and pauses made you almost hear you saying the words yourself

on Apr. 27 2012 at 10:46 am
ASquared1996 BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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This is an awesoeme poem. Keep it up!

on Mar. 14 2012 at 10:13 pm
alrightalrightalright BRONZE, N/A, Maryland
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Yeah, I know that the schools DO try to address bullying, but they don't do it ENOUGH. I'm glad you liked my poem!

on Mar. 14 2012 at 4:51 pm
Tornado Misha BRONZE, Ng, Other
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This poem really gets to you. Btw, the schools ARE adressing the problem, but they aren't doing it the right way. By just telling someone to say "Stop." to a bully, and hanging up a bunch of posters, the situation is not likely to improve.

on Feb. 21 2012 at 2:16 pm
alrightalrightalright BRONZE, N/A, Maryland
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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed my work.

on Feb. 21 2012 at 1:10 pm
kaykaybeck PLATINUM, Petersburg, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Life takes you somewhere, love helps you get there.

This poem is very strong, and very real. It really made me cry because of the emotions. You did an amazing job. 

on Feb. 21 2012 at 8:53 am
alrightalrightalright BRONZE, N/A, Maryland
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Thank you!

on Feb. 21 2012 at 8:53 am
alrightalrightalright BRONZE, N/A, Maryland
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Thank you!

on Feb. 21 2012 at 8:06 am
AngelsKiss PLATINUM, Paris, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
You have the power to live another Childhood, so open up the door leaving back your doubts.

This poem speaks the  truth about the pain that is caused by bullying, and this poem is a reminder of what can happen, if we don't stop what we are doing... Amazing please read and comment on some of my poems

on Feb. 21 2012 at 1:34 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Very powerful, keep up the good work!

on Jan. 30 2012 at 12:59 pm
Midkinght-Warrior BRONZE, Erie, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Experience the most brutal of teachers but you learn My god you learn


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