Bullying hurts!


David Foster

David Foster was in my class in 3rd grade,

David had polio braces on both legs,

At recess bullies would call David “peg leg”.

It was then with David I would always stay.

David Foster was not afraid of the bullies,

but he couldn’t defend himself with ease,

David, he couldn’t even sit on the swings,

but he made me a fine necklace out of 

dandelions and leaves.

Kids said David was a sight for sore eyes,

He didn’t wear clothes that matched,

or have slicked back hair.

The bullies would mock him when he came in the room,

but David, he’d always smile

as if he didn’t care.

I really don’t remember much about school

back then…

But David Foster, 

I will always remember as my friend.

(c) DiAnne Ebejer



About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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4 Responses to Bullying hurts!

  1. Do you know what happened to David? Often when kids are bullied they don’t even know why. Even the bullies don’t know why, they just do it for whatever sick and twisted reasons that make their cold black little hearts act like that. Thanks goodness being different isn’t seen a different in a lot of schools now (thank you parents for raising your kids right and for teachers to act on what they see.) Thank you DiAnne for your beautiful words. Hugs.


  2. Reblogged this on West Coast Review and commented:
    Words that have meaning in more ways than one.


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