My expression hardened

I took it seriously

But they mocked it

Pointing to my red cheeks

Burning so hot

The entire room became an oven

And in my eyes

They burned

And their flesh melted from them

Like something from Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark

Author: Jack Bennett

Born in Torbay, living in Bristol. One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

14 thoughts on “Bullied”

  1. I’m so glad to be able to read you! I read several of your poems. As a retired teacher and a mom of a teen and preteen and a young girl I thank you for sharing your voice! Something was shaken in me because I cried… Keep sharing, your voice might be the cry others might heard when a kid is too afraid to scream! God bless you Jack!

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    1. Wow, I’m so glad it stirred something inside you, Roxana. I think it’s always worrying when you have children of your own and you hope they aren’t being bullied. Kids shouldn’t be afraid to react. Thank you for your inspiring comment!


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