A Poem by JudyBall

Author: JudyBall
Created: July 02, 2012 at 09:29 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | Non Fiction | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.58 Stars by 6 users with 6 comments and 194 views


People point their fingers at each other every day;
Making fun, berating them for things they do and say.
Anyone who's different is a target for their barbs.
It doesn't matter if it's true, their words are cruel and hard.

The way they look, the way they dress, their habits or their speech,
Is all fair game for those who need to bleed them like a leach.
There really isn't any point or reason to afflict,
Another with their barbs and slings except to say their sick;

They have a malady of sorts that's seated in their mind.
It saps the brain, shrinks the heart and makes them most unkind.
Others oft will follow them, they seem to have such fun;
Each day's a party for the ones who wield the social gun.

You pick and choose the ones to fall and that's the way you want it;
For it assures you that you're not the next to fall before it.
The gauntlet you have wrought them,for you're a coward and you know it.
You know you haven't got the stuff it takes to stand before it;

Be the butt of all those jokes and hold your head up high,
For you know it's just the musings,
Of your dirty little minds.

Last Modified: July 02, 2012 at 12:37 pm
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Author Notes

Proverbs 11:17

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April 16, 2018
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Your poem is a really good portrait of a typical bully. It is all good, describing so exactly how such people think and behave. I especially think, though, that you came up with a true insight about these people's thinking and why they behave this way by pointing out that part of the reason they bully others is because they don't want to be "the next to fall", so try to keep the attention off of themselves and on the others they are trying to make feel inferior. I liked your words of encouragement at the end of the poem, and also the Bible verse.

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July 07, 2012
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absolutely brilliant poem. love it. God bless you and your writing

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July 06, 2012
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This one went straight to the heart, Judy. I try to ignore these kind of people but it is not easy. They are like hyenas preying on the weak. Thank God for friends and family that are always there for you. Cruelty is like a poison.

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July 03, 2012
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Well said!!
Nicely put Judy! Loved the part about the social gun. You're right about theses people being cowards. Time everyone took a stand against bullying. Well done. SL

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July 02, 2012
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I like this, its not everyday you find a writer who would do this. So for that i applaud you. Keep the good work comeing.

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July 02, 2012
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Cuts to the core
Its about time writers on the net stood up to the bullies who thy to make other people's lives as miserable as their own. Much can be achieved to better their own lives by being constructive instead of being destructive. Thanks for this direct piece.

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