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The Worst Thing About Bullying MAG

September 5, 2012
By Rachel Chevat BRONZE, Brookyln, New York
Rachel Chevat BRONZE, Brookyln, New York
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The worst thing about
Wasn't the
Wrist-twisting –
It wasn't the midnight marks
Scattered across my arms
Reminding me constantly
Of my toothpick-boned body
Weeping over
Lost self-esteem.
The worst thing about
Wasn't the
Bad name listing –
The tiny words that
Worked like piranhas
Swimming through sound waves
Straight into
The worst of my dreams.
The worst thing about
All occurred in this one scene –
Looking in the mirror, seeing
Faded bullies leave their
Names in my skin,
Seeing hollowed-out
In my eyes that would glisten,
A toxic epiphany was
In the room with me,
Pinching my eyes and
Pulling at ends.
The worst thing about
Is that they

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on Sep. 18 2015 at 3:34 pm
sharpened_pencil GOLD, Warren, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Life can suck, sure. Mostly though it's a blank canvas. If you want to see something brighter in it, you might have to add it yourself." -Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy

Oh my goodness, that last line hit like a truck. Superbly written, amazing imagery too.

on Apr. 9 2014 at 8:40 am
CookieMonster24 PLATINUM, Delhi, Other
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I am absolutely in love with this. Its even better than I expected it to be, as I started reading. I love how it ends. Congratulations. 

rheame said...
on Oct. 28 2013 at 12:51 am
rheame, Anand, Other
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Favorite Quote:
turn a mess into a lesson

a test into testimony

a trial into triumph
and a victim into champion

wow what a wonderful poem! lovely and superb ideas!

on Mar. 11 2013 at 7:32 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

You've got a fantastic way of wording your poetry - I don't know how to convey my own feelings a lot of the time in my work. I really admire how you write, too! It flows well and is a great addition to TI. Great job!!

on Jan. 23 2013 at 4:04 pm
ClarinetPower SILVER, Macomb, Michigan
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I love this, especially the twist at the end!

bella said...
on Oct. 15 2012 at 6:36 pm
i luv this artical it is so good!!!!!!!!

on Sep. 26 2012 at 7:05 am
AudreyKathleenHepburn BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
4 articles 3 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
You cant judge a man by what he says about you but you can judge him when he talks about others. [Audrey Hepburn]

Dear Author,   This is amazing piece the description and detail in this piece is amazing! I hope people get a understanding of what a situation like this can do to people's self esteem levels.I have been tought about these people c alled "Bullies".I love your work please dont stop you deserve every oppertunity to out smart those bullies!   From:AudreyKathleenHepburn