Lynda Frederick’s Poem


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I would love to share this touching and moving poem with you. I am sure it will have a significant impact on kids, parents and educators. Children are children, they deserve to be loved and respected no matter who they are and where they are. I hope this poem will serve as a wake up call, so people will stop bullying others and let them live life to the fullest.

 

that little girl who came to school with the clothes she wore the day before
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who had to walk to school while others rode the bus
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who had bruises and was dirty
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who was always crying
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who had unshaven legs while the other girls were shaving
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who was hungry all the time and would sometimes beg
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who didn’t celebrate holidays or participate in school functions
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
the little girl who was different in many ways
instead of asking why.. you picked on her
you spat on her
you called her names
that little girl was me
that little girl was longing for friendship and didn’t get it
that little girl needed a hug and was pushed away
that little girl had love in her heart to share with all but no one wanted it
that little girl was me
that little girl grew up in difficult times at home and at school
and instead of asking why.. you picked on her
this WOMEN has grown up now
however the little girl inside still crys
because her childhood was shattered
because instead of asking why.. you picked on her

Related article can be found at:

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/ExclusiveClassmates-Make-Amends-With-Bullied-Student-151966805.html

Escondido Classmates Make Amends With Bullied Student

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  1. Alice Lin
    May 26, 2012

    I am pleased that you have gotten the whole poem and shared it with your friends.

    I translated the whole poem and story into Chinese and posted it on my Chinese blog. I am sure it will move a lot of people (parents, teachers and educators) to share this poem with children, students etc.

  2. Alice Lin
    May 26, 2012

    I am sorry to hear about your story, but I am happy that you came out of it.

    I posted Lynda’s poem here in order to help those who have suffered and stop bullying. According to shocking statistics, there will be over 18 million young people in the United States be bullied this year. By sharing this sad poem, maybe we can save those less fortunate young people. God blesses America.

  3. Alice Lin
    May 26, 2012

    Thank you for your response. I hope that parents, teachers and educators can share this sad poem with children and students. Maybe we can save many less fortunate kids, if we all take some action.

  4. Alice Lin
    May 26, 2012

    It is indeed a sad poem. I am truly happy to find out that her classmates made an amends with her, however.

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    September 8, 2012

    Thank you for letting me know that you got a meal out of this topic. I am thrilled that your friend did a homework on this, and I hope he will share this poem with a lot of people. By sharing this story, we will definitely bring down the numbers of bullying incidents.

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    September 19, 2012

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