Bullies

Bullies

A Poem by Ryan Henderson
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A poem comprised of the feelings I get when bullied.

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There's a certain Hellish realm,

Reserved for anyone who is battered, beaten, and forced to submission.

Every evening while I sleep,

There's no hiding from their voices in my mind,

There's no place in Heaven high,

Where I crawl away and die,

The only real solution's absolutely homicide.

All the things I have endured,

All my torment, I abhor.

I don't care about fitting in,

Or these psychopathic cliques.

Nor what I am classified to be: nerd or cool.

And the next fool to stomp on my book, or to slap away my tart,

I will make them fear the pain inside my heart.

I'm a teenager on a mission,

And contrition's not my style.

Am I a monster or a man?

I cannot say.

All I know is that salvation,

Is just passed all this damnation.

Salvation... Just one shot away.

You think I've arrived bearing forgiveness.

I come not with peace,

but vengeance.

There's a high price to pay,

for the forgiveness I purveyed.

I once was a boy, so friendly and yielding.

Everyone with a problem coming to me.

I once helped a fellow who then smacked me farewell,

That's when I learned to just,

Leave people in Hell.


`A poem by Ryan David Henderson

© 2015 Ryan Henderson


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Ryan Henderson
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-when or if feelings are strong there is no changing the style one chooses to adopt unless you are adept at it, but still the ear gets to be trained in a certain way, I am finding reading here, and people aren't always looking for a this or that style

-'homicide,' and 'psychopathic cliques' are rarer compared to words used in everyday workaday worlds; also 'comprised'

-very nice; I haven't had the burden of helping a lot of people without kindness given in return, but it does happen from time to time and it sounds frustrating...I'm sure your readers or audience as you get to finding one may take this as a warning to remember that things like this can happen, so beware






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Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Yes, although I am only 14, I do have a fairly unusual and poetic way of speaking, even aloud.
Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

thank you for the review, it helps!



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It sounds personal, bitter, and intense. At least partially true, I'm guessing. It was a long time ago, but I recall the awful experience of being bullied. He tormented me from about the age of twelve, up until sixteen, at which time I decided to punch back. Your poem seems to suggest that more than knuckle sandwiches are desired.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

You are indeed correct on all counts, my friend. :D
Oh my...tough ending i may say :) But sometimes, when being bullied there is simply no other way.... a very penetrating (in a good sense) writing. I think monster and man are both inside...we just let both sides have their turn...Awesome write !

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the review! I sorta have a Jekyll and Hide thing going on. It's confusing :/
Ana B.

5 Years Ago

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Very cool ... very strong

And did i mention cool :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


I have no idea how old you are but whatever age...this is spectacular! It is so descriptive and full of meaning.
Awesome job!
-Leanna

Posted 5 Years Ago


Chain of Hearts

5 Years Ago

Oh that's a really good poem for a 14 year old! I'm 13 and have a passion for writing as well. The t.. read more
Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

I couldn't agree more! I started writing my three book series on here almost five years ago now when.. read more
Chain of Hearts

5 Years Ago

Yeah, don't listen to them! Nobody can stop you from following your dreams
Excellent work, I am amazed a 14 year old can write this way, I am pretty old and it taken me years just to express myself. Well done, bit deep for me.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the review, Frank!
Bullying happens to many, it destroys that hopeful and optimism that is natural within a person. I understood this poem as displaying the change in mind that happens after being abused - The strength and hardening. Being bullied myself as a kid, I remember taking it silently, but now that I read this poem I come to realize that it did change me. It was from these bullies that I learned to hate for the first time. Its so hard to forgive something so brutal and insensitive. Its like a sickness that keeps growing, slowly some victims will grow into bullies themselves. Others will simply be awoken to the meanness of humankind. I liked when you said "All the things I have endured, All my torment, I abhor." This poem is special. I enjoyed it and keep up the great writing. :) Nice to hear the voices of youth

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the review!
This is very deep, thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed it

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the review!
Direct and hard hitting rendition of ones emotions when ones had enough of a particular senseless mania..such as the horrific world of bullying.. Beautiful work! I could relate a lot

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the review! And it's a shame you can relate a lot to this topic...
Roshan Nair

5 Years Ago

Well.. No one can choose what situation childhood dumps one in, just what we make of it is in our ha.. read more
I love this poem, I wouldn't change a word it's beautifully written, I particularly like:

"The only real solution's absolutely homicide.
All the things I have endured,
All my torment, I abhor.
I don't care about fitting in,
Or these psychopathic cliques."

Wonderful, incredibly relatable and well put in a down to earth but intelligent manor my favorite part without a doubt.

"I once helped a fellow who then smacked me farewell,
That's when I learned to just,
Leave people in Hell."

A perfect ending to the battle portrayed of misery this poor boy has received throughout his life, when all he ever did was love.

Thoroughly enjoyed this, one criticism I do have is that there are no gaps within the poem (bias of me) I am dyslexic so found it a little jumbled and difficult to read.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

Thank you!
This has a really good rythem to it. I like it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Ryan Henderson

5 Years Ago

thank you!

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Added on November 15, 2014
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Tags: Bullying, support, help, spoken word

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Ryan Henderson

Cobourg, Ontario, Canada



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