Oh yes, we’ve seen you in action
even when you tried to hide it.
You taunt, tease, belittle,
provoke and pester
those who you find weaker than you,
or those you think are different.
the little guy, the geek,
someone from a different race, religion or region.
You make anonymous threats on social media,
a trip in the hallway or push in the back.
Or do you whisper about others to friends
just out of earshot of your victims?
Do you brush your teeth in front of a convex mirror,
Trying to build an inflated ego?
Do you pick fights or openly confront
or do you step out from behind your anonymous curtain
to push, shove or strike unprovoked blows?
Have you taken more trips to the principal’s office
than you can remember
or been taken into custody by local police.
If this is you, then you need help. See a counselor before it’s too late.
About Rich Weatherly
Rich Weatherly’s professional career spanned several decades. Much of that career included technical writing and copy writing. He also worked in media production and corporate photography.
After retiring from the corporate world, Rich focused his attention on creative writing. He continues to work on a series of short stories, and a collection of works that will include poetry, photography and miscellaneous writings.
Rich Weatherly is a descendant of one of General Marion’s militia at the Battle of Cowpens during the Revolutionary War. His maternal Great-Grandmother’s father scouted western Dallas, County and was numbered among the first 50 families to settle western Dallas, Co., Texas.
Rich is working on an historical fiction novel, Boundless Honor which begins in the fall of 1835. The story features the Texas Revolution and the Trail of Tears.
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I’m honored that Belinda Witzenhausen posted one of my most recent poems, “To the Bully.” I want to thank Belinda and give my followers and readers an opportunity to read and comment on it if it resonates with you.
Rich, I love your poem. We have a bully problem with my 9 year old grandson and I love your poem. As always all you do with your artistic abilities give me great pleasure.