Prose for Thought – The Bully

Welcome to this week’s Prose for Thought. Firstly I have to apologise. I haven’t done the rounds yet on last week’s poems. The reason being is because I was rather busy with a number of events last week and then I had a major problem with my hosting. I was supposed to have changed and someone at my new host hadn’t passed my information over to the migrations team. I am still dealing with the fall out now! So, once again, I am sorry.

Over the past couple of months I have started to realise just how prominent bullying is becoming at the moment within the blogging world. I am the sort of person who would love to – and try to – get on with everyone but I am sensible enough to realise that sometimes this just ain’t gonna happen! This saying is a good one:

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I have come to realise that bullies are basically insecure people and sadly, instead of worrying about what people think (like my type of insecurity!), they turn on others instead in a bid to make themselves feel better. I have also realised that the best thing you can do is just walk away and live yourself without giving them a second thought.

With Anti Bullying Week taking place from 17th to 21st November, I decided to write this poem.

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The Bully is an interesting sort
They hate on others without a thought
They words are cruel, they cut and sting
But they act as if they’ve done nothing
In the past they have made me feel bad
But now I feel so very sad

Not for myself, that is over and done
I now look out for number one
No, they are the ones so insecure
Help is what they need to procure
The trouble is that they don’t see
Just what it is they do to me

The best way to solve a bully you know
Is, take it from me, just let it go
Shake off haters, you’ve a life to live
You have so much more to give
Cut the negative attitudes out
Let them be the ones with their self-doubt

Victoria Welton 12th November 2014

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12 Comments

  1. Becky
    November 28, 2014 / 7:27 am

    I agree that bullies are taking their insecurities out on others. I recently read a great book that I found to be very enlightening on hatred/bullying. It is titled, “Creating Hate: How It Is Done, How To Destroy It: A Practical Handbook” by Nancy Omeara http://www.authornancyomeara.com/. This book is useful for both the bully and the one being bullied- it is for everyone!

  2. November 17, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Great point, well made. Bullying has always been rife in this environment because of the availability of anonymity. It makes for an interesting and potentially hurtful dynamic. Since there is no tone of voice in typing, there is a lot of room for unnecessary nastiness, unfortunately. It’s great that you’ve decided not to participate in this behaviour, since, in my experience, it makes the bullies worse. x

  3. November 14, 2014 / 11:34 am

    Gosh, how horrible to be seeing bloggers (anyone really) bullying others. Great poem though, makes the point very well.

    I also sympathise with your hosting problem. I recently had no broadband at home for a week because there was a “criminal damage” incident at the local telephone exchange and I’m still dealing with the fall out from that! #Prose4T
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  4. November 13, 2014 / 11:19 am

    I love that saying…hate that it’s true, but, it’s correct!

    Hard to shake off the insecurities that bullies add on our plates but as usual you’ve put it well poetically πŸ™‚ xox
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  5. November 13, 2014 / 9:41 am

    You’re right, bullies are the ones with the issues, but often they have no idea themselves what these are. Moving on is the best reply to them.
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