I’m honored that Belinda Witzenhausen posted one of my most recent poems, “To the Bully.” I want to thank Belinda and give my followers and readers an opportunity to read and comment on it if it resonates with you.
Oh yes, we’ve seen you in action
even when you tried to hide it.
You taunt, tease, belittle,
provoke and pester
those who you find weaker than you,
or those you think are different.
the little guy, the geek,
someone from a different race, religion or region.
You make anonymous threats on social media,
a trip in the hallway or push in the back.
Or do you whisper about others to friends
just out of earshot of your victims?
Do you brush your teeth in front of a convex mirror,
Trying to build an inflated ego?
Do you pick fights or openly confront
or do you step out from behind your anonymous curtain
to push, shove or strike unprovoked blows?
Have you taken more trips to the principal’s office
than you can remember
or been taken into custody by local police.
If this is you, then you need help…
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