(30) Johnny Please Don't Cry

(30) Johnny Please Don't Cry

A Poem by Chris Smith Welshpoetcs
"

There are those who hide, afraid to come into the light. Bullying is felt but rarely seen.

"

He always was a shy boy
Always found life to enjoy
They picked on him one day
They took his enjoyment away

They would put bugs in his hair
He thought his teachers didn't care
They called him every bad name
Said that being strange was to blame

Hurt him and caused him pain
Pushed him over in the rain
They even spat in his face
Told him he was a disgrace

Johnny please don't cry
I know you just want to die
Johnny I don't know why
It's easy when you try

I wish the bullies would just go away
Leave Johnny alone for only one day
There are too many boys and girls in tears
Too many bullied face suicide these years

Poor Johnny couldn't take any more
Found him hanging from off the floor
Poor Johnny is one of the dead
We should kill bullying instead


copyright Chris Smith 12th November 2009

 


© 2011 Chris Smith Welshpoetcs


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Hem... I... Wow, Chris, just wow. How come you know how well to write words, when others barely know how to speak them? It's amazing, really, and I can't seem to find the correct words to describe this. Why bother? You've written it, I've read it, and it's done. I see your point clearly, and, well... wow...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




Reviews

Hem... I... Wow, Chris, just wow. How come you know how well to write words, when others barely know how to speak them? It's amazing, really, and I can't seem to find the correct words to describe this. Why bother? You've written it, I've read it, and it's done. I see your point clearly, and, well... wow...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well said my friend!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yes bullying is a terrible thing my friend

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Poor Johnny couldn't take any more
Found him hanging from off the floor
Poor Johnny is one of the dead
We should kill bullying instead"

--a brilliant ending to a very good poem! powerful words, sad but very realistic.


Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very sad poem. No excuse for abuse or bullying. We live in a world where all people seek perfection and are cold to people who don't need the same. A powerful poem with some wisdom if your listen to the words.
Coyote

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

what an ending! sadly true.. if faces were to reflect inner beauty, this world would be occupied by very ugly creatures. Added to my faves!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hell Chris, this reads like a UK Subs song from the early '80's. It would make a good fast song. Makes me think of all the suicides in Bridgend down our way.......
Bullying is so s***e, ruins lives so... x

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well done Chris! A timely topic and a poem with a message. You've captured the feelings here very well indeed with this write.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This captures the relentlessness of bullying, the feeling of no escape. The last line is a powerful statement calling us all to stand up for truth and justice.

Posted 10 Years Ago


It's a topic that suits this era very well and as a writer you have hit the nail on the head amigo.
this write hits hard brother and its a great work my friend

Great work always your friend
Gonzo

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

879 Views
34 Reviews
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on March 15, 2011
Last Updated on March 31, 2011
Tags: bullying

Author

Chris Smith Welshpoetcs
Chris Smith Welshpoetcs

Cardiff until 2004, then Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom



About
Started writing in 1997 after a horrible attack, I found it theraputic and wrote a range of poems and short horror stories. Started sharing on the Web firstly with Yahoo 360 in 2005, then sites on .. more..

Writing