In The End There Is Nothing You Can Do To Me

April 27, 2012
By Emma Hubregsen BRONZE, Southbury, Connecticut
Emma Hubregsen BRONZE, Southbury, Connecticut
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You broke my soul, now do you feel whole
A spit of venom that’s what I see,
A coiled snake, vindictive, afraid of the dark,
A coward hiding behind her mask,
A devious laugh with choked back tears.
Why don’t you just take a look in the mirror?
A bully you have no class.

I do believe you thought you would have the last laugh,
I opened the door to you as a friend,
But you stabbed me in the back in the end.
I must admit, I didn’t see you coming, with your gang of two girls,
Ready to cause pain, silenced at your bidding.
Inside you were broken
Which proved once you had spoken.

You tried to turn everyone against me
You spouted lies of gossip
We couldn’t just part ways, you had to win
You thought I was going to give in,
And beg to be your friend
You thought you could break me
Oh what a thought that must have been to you,
To picture me crying in bed reeling and questioning what I had done.

You filled me with hatred and rage
But a wise wisp of advice told me
I wouldn’t win if I sunk to your level,
I would have to kill you with kindness,
But you were a tornado of hate,
A trapped soul,
I guess you buried yourself
Too deep of a hole.

Now take your followers and find a new prey
I don’t look up to you, but down,
I never could picture you with a crown, anyway
You made me want to disappear,
And hide forever out of fear
Only one adult knew,
But there was really nothing she could do.

I think you wanted me to crack, to breakdown, to fail,
You wanted so much I couldn’t give you
I needed to be a winner and destroy the beast within
In the end I won.
Now I close the chapter to this book
And guess what?
There is nothing that you could have took
You made me stronger
Listen here to my tale
We all can survive bullies and defeat their menacing ways
Just never give in
Be true to yourself
Always look for another way.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece for Nicholas Kristof's contest.

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This article has 4 comments.

Famella said...
on May. 24 2012 at 12:57 pm
What has happened to our young people that bullying seems so rampent?

Famella said...
on May. 22 2012 at 10:29 am
This young lady was the victim of a bully. She will be strong the rest of her life because she was so hurt and found that she could conquer this sad event!

Jillian said...
on May. 21 2012 at 6:00 pm
This is so good Emma!!!!!

Famella said...
on May. 21 2012 at 1:41 pm
Heartfelt and timely poem for this cruel intimidation to those in the sensitive teen years.


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