Just Words

Monday,
they called her
fat, stupid, ugly.
But words are just words,
so they thought.


Looking into a mirror,
she wept.
Fat, stupid, ugly
she thought.
But words are just words,
so they thought.


Tuesday,
they called her
freak, slut, retard.
But words are just words,
so they thought.


Looking into a mirror,
she saw herself.
Fat, stupid, ugly
freak, slut, retard
constantly in her mind.
She cried.
The tears came streaming down.


Wednesday,
they called her
psycho, useless, skank.
But words are just words,
so they thought.


She cried.
Until tears came
no more.


Thursday,
they told her to go die.
But words are just words,
so they thought.


Friday,
they said nothing.
For she wasn't there.
But words are just words,
so they thought.


A picture of her
was shown everywhere.
They soon found out,
they had killed her.
But words are just words,
they questioned.





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malloryryan07 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm
This is so amazing! It really captured what being bullied is like.
 
dmax108 said...
May 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm
i cried that day if u get a chance to read it on my prophile do it ur someone who understands
 
BigGreenTractorGirl said...
Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm
OMG THI I AAMZING IVERS THROUGH OUT MY BODY!!  
 
JRaye This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm
This has a real powerful message to it. Amazing job! :)
 
r_rachel98 replied...
Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm
Thank you!
 
Tim69 said...
Oct. 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Really makes you think...
 
Willow55 said...
Oct. 4, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Youre a great writer! Check out my stuff if you get a chance
 
r_rachel98 replied...
Oct. 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm
Sure no problem and thank you so much it means a lot!  
 
Dr.SunbalSunny said...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm
gave me shivers down my spine
 
Logan said...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm
That was a very intense poem. It made me sad, in a good way though, I really enjoyed it! Good job.
 
Stefanielawrence said...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:51 am
This was very good!
 
r_rachel98 replied...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm
Thanks Stefanie!  
 
trul said...
Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm
Quite thought provoking; makes you really think deeply regarding the power of the words we say and how they really take a toll on people,
 
erincymone said...
Oct. 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm
great poem
 
r_rachel98 replied...
Oct. 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm
Thank you Erin! :)
 
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