The Bully

The Bully

A Poem by Baby Ricochet
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I wrote this for a contest. No one's going to write from the bully's perspective so I figured I would. My apologies to my gay friends for use of the "F" word. It's just for effect

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What are you looking at f****t
   Want my fist in your face
Shove your head into the toilet
 Teach you the word disgrace

   I love to see you terrified
   Cause you're my little b***h
Brings me joy to hear you plead
     It makes my life so rich

Don't you know it's encouraging
   To see you squirm around
  Crying like a wounded kitten
   I stomped into the ground

   I live for fear and misery
     It's all I've ever known
   With an alcoholic mother
 and a cruel step dad at home

He beats me with a studded belt
    He burns me with a pipe
He tried to rape me in the a*s
When mom passed out at night

   He torments me for pleasure
      Until I fight him back
So he cries to my w***e mother
   blames me for the attack

  That drunken b***h takes his side
         tries to throw me out
 But the judge says I'm a minor
     So home's my only route

There's no safe place for me to go
       I don't know what to do
      So I act out with violence
        and take it out on you

       I intimidate and terrify
        Make life a living hell
     torture torment and horrify
    So fear that old school bell

      Then back to my tormentors
         Back to my worst fears
  Back to school to share the pain
        I've endured for years

  None of you seem to understand
         It's all part of a system
    A cycle of violence and misery
      and I'm just another victim

© 2013 Baby Ricochet


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Masterfully put, as ever you achieve your objectives with clarity, brevity, and rhymes.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you Daniel
Wow!! Very deep poet. I have been a victim myself, at the hands of my own father. This is a very powerful write. Thank you for sharing...

Posted 6 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

6 Years Ago

Thank you smurfett
brings back childhood memories, though I don't speak to people like that anymore...LMAO, just kidding, nice write Ric. I was lucky, I was big enough as a kid that the bullies thought twice.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Thank you Rene. I always appreciate you stopping by
Repeated studies on bullies reveal that the bullied become the bullies, and the bullies become the victims as time passes (granted, the time to start with was usually within Kindergarten). Another aspect that comes into play is the inability to express oneself, of which usually leads onto one of the variations of clinical depression, and/or expressing said self to the environment surrounding the individual. This particularly brought to mind the studies, and if you're curious, I believe the results are often the first links coming up on google. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Thank you Tai. I appreciate your input
Having been bullied most of my adolescent and teen life, there is one thing you have to understand about bullies. They want attention.

While I had an, 'understanding' between the bullies and me, I was never bright enough to get away. I was their 'buddy' and always the butt of their jokes, and I mean that quite physically and literally.

If you can avoid them, not be there, and see to it they can't even find you, they'll pick a different target. I've seen it happen.

You take away the attention a bully gets from hurting or humiliating others and they are empty and worthless. It took me a long time to realize this, but strewth, it's the truth.

But no - I have NEVER seen a bully as the victim, not once not ever. I write about bullies getting theirs in my stories and I mean ample helpings of, maybe I got some rage issues on that, but I cannot see them EVER being the ones as suffering.

If I was getting all that you said they were (and I got a bit of that actually) at home, I still would never take it out on others. If they are hurting others for fun, there's a problem there and I don't understand it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Kids bully for lots of reasons. Thank you for reading
dw817

7 Years Ago

Cyberbullies do it for attention I think tho specially, at school - I'm not really sure. I read what.. read more
This was heart wrenching. Excellently written and easily understandable (that's big for me since I'm about as deep as your average mud puddle)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

HA! Thanks Zap
Beautifully and brilliantly done, Baby...my heart aches for the guy in your poem, and for the kids he will hurt in turn. I want to bring him home and cuddle him in my arms and feed him warm chocolate chip cookies and cold milk...I want to gather him up unto my lap and rock him while I explain to him that hurting other children will not make his own pain go away...it will only make it worse. Always.
We need more love in this nasty old world...more love, more forgiveness...and less vengeance.
Thank you for giving us a little peek at the other side of the equation.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Thank you Angel
This is perfect, all poetic aspects carried the emotions behind it well .. almost like if it was said by someone who really went through that kind of delimma

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Yeah it does doesn't it. Thank you for reading Khalad
This is strong work. The use of harsh, adult language paired with the sing-song-ness of rhyme here have a strange, appealing effect...as if bullies...all bullies are just children who need to be loved. I like what you did here.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Thank you PirateRadio
That is so sad and interesting to see it from the bully's point of view.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Baby Ricochet

7 Years Ago

Thank you Blue.

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