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A Boy

Rating: 4.3
My daughter came home crying, so hard she couldn’t speak,
I tried my best to calm her, wiping the tears from her cheek,
What is it my dear that’s upset you, Why are you crying so?
“Oh mummy, its too awful, you wouldn’t want to know”.
If you tell me what is bothering you, there may be something I can do.
“There’s nothing you can do mummy”, she said between her cries,
“They’ll say they didn’t do it, they’ll say you’re telling lies”.
What’s happened to my daughter, to cause her this distress,
What’s happened that’s so awful, to make her such a mess?
I’ve never seen her like this before, oh, what can I do?
You need to tell me darling, what has happened to you.
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COMMENTS
Nathan Gibbons 27 April 2009
a good narrative...a bit longer than i had assumed it would be but excusable and understanable due to the subject matter
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Marissa e ' 24 April 2009
i love it, and thank you for asking me to read this poem.
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Jerry Abrahamson 24 April 2009
Wow, I loved the story although it is very sad. Very weell writen.
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Ken E Hall 24 April 2009
A bully plague is in every town and you have brought it to the fore great poem on this subject...... when 12 I tackled the school bully for hitting a weaker boy and received a broken femur... well done regards
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Paul Prescott 24 April 2009
This really gripping and moving, best poem i've seen in years I love it but nearly made me cry well done xxx
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Heath Gunn 24 April 2009
Lindsey, what a superbly written and moving poem, it gripped me and kept me hooked all the way through. FANTASTIC! ! ! !
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Joseph Poewhit 24 April 2009
Has a lot of reality in it. Happens much to a lesser degree in schools. BUT, kids are kids.
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Sandra Martyres 24 April 2009
Lindsey, this poem is amazing - it has brought out the worst side of bullying so effectively - I hope this sad social menace is finally stopped with serious punishment being awarded to the guilty 10+ from me and thanks for drawing my attention to your work
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Barry A. Lanier 24 April 2009
Lindsey this is as dramatic and provocative as a poem can get....you have penned this one with the detail of a brillaint screenplay....most poignant, powerful, and a social advocacy message as well for anti-bullying measures
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, , , , , , 24 April 2009
aw that's a really fantastic poem so beautifully sad
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