Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IMPORTANT TOPICS: BULLYING/EQUALITY IS A DREAM, by Kara Griffiths

~Important Topics: Bullying/Equality Is A Dream, by Kara Griffiths

We start all the same.
Equal in every way.
Until we enter this godforsaken world.
Then everything changes.

We get judged for colour, race, age
Almost everything about us.
Names, homes, likes, dislikes.
We are treated as if we aren’t human…

Some of us get bullied because of these things.
And some of us make it through the tough times without a mark.
But some aren’t so lucky….

Some of us suffer through not just physical but mental pain.
Some of us don’t just get hurt by the bullies…
We hurt ourselves…

We can’t take the pain but we continue on.
We get called emo, fat, slut
anything that they know can hurt us….

The ropes on our hearts are fraying….
Almost breaking apart…
The chains on our minds are barely keeping us held captive…
We are starting to believe in what they say….
I am an emo.
I am fat.
I shouldn’t live on this planet anymore.

Then we take it too far and leave everything behind.
Not just the bullies but the people who love us…
All because of a few people
Who weren’t kind enough.
Who weren’t nice enough
Who didn’t understand….


"This piece is my way of attempting to describe what bullying is and how it affects the world or a person. Some of these words that I have typed on my computer are from my personal experiences from Primary School. Others from the media and everyday life. In the end I hope this piece will make people think of others and their feelings more or that the piece is just shared around so everyone knows that bullying is a serious topic..."

Monday, July 21, 2014

WHAT BULLYING DOES TO YOU, by Mikael

~What Bullying Does To You, by Mikael
'I had a dream about my younger self. I was able to see how much I've changed throughout the years and I have noticed that this was because of being bullied from kindergarten until 10th grade. I want to say, that I have changed to a very serious person, I've become strong, yet I have lost all of my true self and my happiness. I want everyone to know, anyone who is experiencing bullying, to be strong and to never change your positive happy way. I have changed dramatically but even I can't regain who I was before. I don't even remember who I could call, 'me'. Be strong, and stay positive! Don't become a sour being. :)'

Sunday, July 20, 2014

ANOREXIC, by Anonymous

~Anorexic, by Anonymous
"Anorexic...No one should feel this way, what's even more important.. no one should ever tell other people that they are fat... because it hurts.."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CARS, by Jessica Scicchigno

~Cars, by Jessica Scicchigno

I watch these cars zip by
white, black, brown, only some
colors and sizes of all kinds
some are small
some are big
with varying gas tanks
I watch
old, new, damaged and bruised
pass by me
Right as time ticks on by
now I look at mine
and wonder
how much time
until I drive.

"Cars represent our lifestyles; some people need SUVs, some people want small cars. Cars represent life turning. Each day, everyone gets in their cars and goes to work, home, to their hobbies, etc. Cars represents our lives going, time ticking. We all have a story. We all have something that has happened to us that we want to forget (old, new, damaged, bruised), and the possible stereotype attached to that experience because of the newer cars. The poem is about starting life, determining who you are, and defining your own life despite what you did before, and despite what anyone else did before to you. It's about not letting the rest of your time be affected by what happened to you before (as the writer is watching the cars, then decides to join in). It's about accepting diversity and being enthusiastic about that diversity. Take life by the reins, follow your dreams, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Be brave, despite what your car looks like."