Safe from the Bully – My Weekly Poem 6/27/2022

Do you remember any bullies at school?
I do, I was one of them,
taunting and tormenting.
I stayed safe by stealing safety,
life was a zero-sum game.
I remember a boy named Robbie.
One day, I surprised him and shouted.
I chased him because he ran,
with no agenda for when he was caught.
I saw fright when I did,
then touched his nose and walked away.
I wonder what Robbie remembers;
running from a bully, none of it at all?
I no longer play zero-sum games,
the bully in me, wants to give safety to all.

Photo by Harison Nkhoma on

This poem was posted for the previous week’s poetry prompt, Bullies.

Published by Vos - Poetry and Prose

IT Professional by day – Creative Muse by night

2 thoughts on “Safe from the Bully – My Weekly Poem 6/27/2022

  1. I really enjoyed this. It’s brave to admit you were a bully and it’s funny that sometimes things that seem so insignificant to some, are memories of torture to others. I like the ending about keeping others safe!

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