People can be so rude and insensitive,
Throwing their egos about,
No thought for the lasting damage they cause,
As they harm with their minds and their mouths.
Finding pleasure in the prejudiced suffering of others,
Don’t change who you are for them, screw fitting in,
Accept yourself, then find the special folks who,
See the greatness in you, and shine bright from within.
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I wrote this piece for the Son of a friend of mine, who is currently dealing with his Parent’s divorce, plus the harshness of being bullied for being different. I also wrote it for anyone else who is going (or has gone) through anything similar.
I faced more than my fair share of being bullied, while I was growing up… I was picked on by Black kids for being lighter skinned than them, and by White kids for being darker skinned than them!
Kids are ruthless too, but they don’t start out hating others, however they quickly catch the bug after their role models (adults and/or kids already infected with prejudice) show them the ropes. Things did eventually improve for me though, and I’m sure they will for you too.
As you get older, you realise what’s really important in life, you learn to love yourself, and you find your inner circle of special people, who love you for being you, they way that it should be! In most cases, these tough experiences bestow you with wisdom and empathy, so chin up, stay strong, and know that brighter days are on the horizon, my friend!
Love and Respect always,
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