Robert Gilchrist

Freshman - 606 Points (14th August 1952 / Dunedin, New Zealand)

Bullies - Poem by Robert Gilchrist

A bruised soul
Accosted on a daily basis
By uncaring charlatans
And well meaning fools
Backed into a corner
Of undisguised contempt
And boot treaded ambition
Zero tolerance is declared
Whilst thugs rampage unchecked
Creating mayhem
Intentional and unintentional
The victims cringing in anticipation
Of the next frontal onslaught
Or knife in the back
Silently, in fear of retribution
Never enjoying the sport
Or humour of the jests
Contemplating oblivion as the solution

Topic(s) of this poem: bullying, fearful, pain, suicide

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Tired of observing bullying in government, educational and health care environments.

Comments about Bullies by Robert Gilchrist

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (2/13/2018 5:31:00 AM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Robert. You may like to read my poem, Love And. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (2/12/2018 9:30:00 PM)

    suicide is the answer to lots of problems which have no easy answers or inexpensive or workable solutions!

    sad for some, but true, i think. i think (hope) i've never been a bully, intentional or otherwise, but my mate may
    would probably say otherwise! ! bri :)
    p.s. i hope you have not been bullied out of PH.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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