Barbed Wired Bully

Barbed Wired Bully

A Poem by Frieda P
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"Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. Bully victims are 9 times more likely to consider suicide."

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Please take your medicine,
       your darkness is devouring my sight
what were you expecting, 
             i tried to break your fall
long silences and outbursts of pure rancid evil
bones splintered to the core
                           of lunatic's withdrawal
loose cannons of barbed wire wrap around my mind
i woke up yesterday with a tombstone in my eyes
             crushed up glass in my coffee instead of creamer
rolled over to pretend I was still asleep in your head
               no time to waste on being devoured on a thread
staring down the barrel of an intentional plinker 
              sleeping with my own Baretta on lock & load
balancing this bird on a razor wire of slick crystal write
             it's slipping away, was a little too late for cake
power of the darkness is terse & tensely overwhelming
               drowning in the murky waters of past wastelands
there are no wildflower posy's left to be sowed
 still holding on to that final letter of reality to conquer insanity








Recent School Bullying and Cyberbullying Statistics Show That:

  • 1 out of 4 kids are Bullied.
  • 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. Cyberbullying statistics are rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing cyberbullying.
  • Of the 77% of students that said they had been bullied, 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse.
  • 1 in 5 students admit to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
  • Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied.
  • 43% of kids fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
  • 100,000 students carry a gun to school.
  • 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home.
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.
  • Playground school bullying statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%.




© 2013 Frieda P



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My Oldest child was bullied and I will probably say that I was bullied by her father and that is why she found it acceptable. she, with a much quieter nature than my own quivered in fear each day and took on the twisted mental state of her boyfriend..the bully-er. She thought if she acted out she could get him help but it consumed her and she got so dark in her own depression I thought I might lose her. She stole, lied, became a cutter..ect ect. she is better now, but never fully recovered from those two years. Thank you Freida for posting this! For letting the statistics be heard! It is SO scary! You did an AMAZING job!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

I hear you, my father was a bully also, he used to push us around and my mother was scared to death .. read more



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My Oldest child was bullied and I will probably say that I was bullied by her father and that is why she found it acceptable. she, with a much quieter nature than my own quivered in fear each day and took on the twisted mental state of her boyfriend..the bully-er. She thought if she acted out she could get him help but it consumed her and she got so dark in her own depression I thought I might lose her. She stole, lied, became a cutter..ect ect. she is better now, but never fully recovered from those two years. Thank you Freida for posting this! For letting the statistics be heard! It is SO scary! You did an AMAZING job!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

I hear you, my father was a bully also, he used to push us around and my mother was scared to death .. read more
Can you here ? can you see ? Tommy ?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Amazing, seems to be so prevalent with young kids now. Bullies are the lowest type of individual I can think of, the criminal system is full of them.

Posted 4 Years Ago


crushed up glass in my coffee. Stellar line and cuts to the core. We can say all we want. offer platitudes - but it doesn't dull the ache. Some wounds seem to never heal.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Hardly Tam, they fester for the most part, thanks so much.
omg.... 1:38 into that song you have here, that is how long it took me to figure out where that was coming from... I thought my pandora was broken! lol

Anyways,

"rolled over to pretend I was still asleep in your head" love that line. Very Alice in Wonderland sounding.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

That was my favorite line too, thanks eglantine....
Way to tackle such an out of control, current issue. Well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Thank you poetic heroics, glad you enjoyed this one.
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

4 Years Ago

Don't I usually? lol
Wow this is stunning all statistic and information along with poem. I loved it
We all suffer from Bullying. I hate this and sometimes even in India people die. When it crosses its limit :(
I'm really :( and just want this should be removed from civilised humanity and we must not follow this anymore.

Cheers!
Singh :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Grazie mille Singh, always lovely to hear your thoughts on my page. :-)
Vikrantsingh

4 Years Ago

You're Welcome :)
It's all a bit messy by design, but it's reflective nature gives it validity and sows through it's cryptic language harsh imagery and torn emotional fabric. Not for the faint of heart.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Astro

4 Years Ago

Modern day Annie Oakley
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Shot a .357 Magnum at a gun range once, those things are scary powerful....
Astro

4 Years Ago

Ha, I'm gonna refer to you as 'Dirty Frieda' from now on. LOL
Its such a sad topic. Both my niece and nephew have been affected by bullies. Loved this poem! Laced with such beautiful darkness.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Awh that's a shame, thanks for you input here, muchly appreciated Kristin...
Not enough can be written on the subject - especially when kids are involved. It just makes no sense to me. Why treat people any other way than how you would want them to treat you?!?!?!

balancing this bird on a razor wire of slick crystal write
it's slipping away, was a little too late for cake

i like the edginess and imagery you have on this one. and the stats just hammer the importance of the message home. nice job frieda.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

4 Years Ago

I agree Luke, especially when it comes to the kids, but there are adult bullies too...a friend of mi.. read more

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Tags: online cyberbullying, child abuse, bullies, insanity, evil, bullying, students

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If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..

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