Standing Alone

May 2, 2012
The children ran yelling,
As the bell struck three,
There was no telling,
What the new torture would be.

They all gathered ‘round him,
As I watched from afar.
They began to taunt and tease him,
I knew I had to do something before it went too far.

I approached slow and steady,
Shaking from head to toe.
My words were at the ready,
As I yelled at them to go.

Scattered feet went stomping away,
As I offered my hand to the boy where he lay.





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Hibiscus said...
May 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm
 Nice! :) I loved how you picked a topic that a real issue today. I think you could make it better by making the syllables have the same number per line. Like " as I watched horrified from afar". I think it would add something. Otherwise, it's great! 
 
TheWeirdPoet said...
May 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm
Very nice poem. It is something that needs to be acted out more. People are cruel, but there are still those some that act to protect who can't protect themselves. Bravo
 
Josika.Nav replied...
May 11, 2012 at 2:20 am
i agree. you have brought out this issue very beautifully. great work and keep writing :D
 
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