‘The Girl With An Accent’ – Building Against Bullying #1000Speak
Last month over 1000 bloggers from all around the world spoke on Compassion,#1000Speak, to make a difference, however small. They spoke to affect positive change and to instill hope. To get the message out that the world still cares. Is it surprising then that it was a great success? So #1000speak is back again this month to speak about compassion with the spotlight being on Building from Bullying.
‘The Girl With An Accent’
New friends, new country, time to say goodbye
Hoping for adventures, she didn’t cry
Dancing with joy, she left for the new school
‘The First Day’, wishing it to be cool
Everybody seemed fun, in as she walked
Hell broke loose the minute she talked
All of them smiled, when they saw her first
‘Hi, I’m…’ as she spoke, into laughter they burst
Alone she sat on the corner most chair
Murmurs all around her, life wasn’t fair
‘The girl with an accent‘ became the talk of the town
Being stared at everywhere, she felt like a clown
The last bell rang, she sighed with relief
Tears pouring down, she lost her belief
She told her mommy, ‘I want to go back!’
‘What is it baby girl?’ as she refused her tea and snack(s)
‘I feel like an outcast!’ under her breath she muttered
‘Calm down honey, it’s just the first-day jitters.’
Taking her advice, once more she strived
People mocked her, every day she cried
Three weeks later, she was taken in for depression
She told her story, in the psychiatric session
Her mother was aghast, she made a decision fast
My daughter is broken, but I’ll make her strong,
She has to be brave, she will face the wrong.
‘Please take me home, I don’t like it here..’
‘We’ll get you through it, I’ll take care.’
‘I don’t want to go there, nobody likes me..’
‘Don’t lose faith sweetheart, you are the pearl of the sea.’
‘They laugh when I speak, they think I’m a freak..‘
‘Don’t be shy, they know you’re different, they know you’re unique!’
‘I don’t want to be different, I want to be friends!’
‘Be proud of who you are love and they’ll make amends!’
‘Are you sure it’ll work, I don’t want to cry anymore..’
‘Don’t be afraid, speak you heart and mind, and let them see you score!’
‘I love you mommy, you’re my best friend!’
‘Love you too baby, for yourself you should stand!’
She accepted she was unique, and owned up her nature
She started to be herself, now the mockery wasn’t a torture
The school was in awe, of the girl they now saw
She was bold, she was smart, it was hard to find a flaw
Cherry on the cake- she had a cool accent
With her mother by her side, she enjoyed in the present…!
Prejudicial bullying is based on prejudices tweens and teens have toward people of different races, religions or sexual orientation. This type of bullying can encompass all the other types of bullying as well including cyberbullying, verbal bullying, relational bullying, physical bullying and sometimes even sexual bullying.
When prejudicial bullying occurs, kids are targeting others who are different from them and singling them out. Often times, this type of bullying is severe and can open the door to hate crimes.
|Source: 1000 voices for compassion
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