The online voice of cambridge campus students
 
by Cody Carlson



ccording to the National Education Association, it is estimated that 160,000 miss school everyday due to the intimidation or attack of other students.



I, myself, have been one of those 160,000 children.



I believe that no kid should be scared to go to school



The definition of bullying, according to Dictionary.com is "a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people."



There are many forms of bullying that kids go through everyday. There is cyber bullying, emotional bullying, physical bullying, sexual bullying, and racist bullying. Bullying is no laughing matter.



I remember going to school and being bullied all the time; it was not fun at all. I have been teased, harassed, and beat up. I have done the same to other people. I just wanted them to know what it felt like to be picked on. I just wanted to find the joy in it, because apparently others enjoyed doing it to me. When I was in seventh grade I wrote this poem:



Pain, Hurt, Fear



Pain is what I get at school,

Hurt is what they give me,

Fear is what I get.



Pain is what I do to them,

Hurt comes back to me,

Fear is what I get.



Pain is when they call me awful names,

Hurt is what they give to me everyday,

Fear is what I get.



Pain, they just don’t know the meaning of,

Hurt is what they just do to me

Fear is what I get.



I submitted this poem onto a website, and a month later I got this published in a book titled "The Colors of Life". Those were the true feelings I had. Any other seventh grader would be at recess playing with his friends and participating in touch football. I stayed away from those kids.



I am just so sick and tired of the people who think that they are better than everybody else, that they would stoop down to a level so low just to make themselves feel better. I like to think of it as a circle; it goes round and round and round. If you tease, you will get teased back.



If you are one of the people who have been bullied, be strong and keep your chin up. For the people that tease people and torment others, I have one thing to say to you: Is it really worth it?

 


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