piercing words colder than ice
they make one quiver.
with each passing day, obstinate bullies
unwilling to bestow kindness.
their spill of ugly words in print
their insipid garble of murky drama.
like a beacon from a lighthouse
beamed to the sky for all to see.
the bitterness in their souls
make one crumble and surrender,
our children the most vulnerable.
healthy friendships a crucial step
to develop emotionally and morally
to show compassion for others
to deter against bullying.
there is the awakening need
for friends at any age in life.
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend” – Albert Camus
ice, spill, bestow, obstinate, crumble, lighthouse, murky, garble, drama, print, quiver, surrender
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