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Bullied every day, in and out, my apathy is my best friend.

I never cared, the cuts would heal, broken bones would mend.

But every time it happened, there was a voice, whispering.

Kill them, you know you can, unleash your anger, give in.



That's the worst thing for me, about being bullied.

Not the pain, not the humiliation, but being restrained.

If I could unleash it all, I'd feel so much better...

Go on, unleash yourself, make yourself feel better!



No! I can't, and I honestly don't want to.

It's too much hassle after, being hated for what I do.

So yeah, call me a freak, call me a liar.

Come on, give in, they're just feeding the fire...



To quote my favourite song, I will not bow, I will not break.

"Hey, what you listening to? Oh, you're such an emo freak!"

I roll my eyes, apathetic, as they steal my iPod and smash it.

You're letting them?! Smash them like they smashed it!



I gave in to the voice, but it was only just a second, I swear...

But as I look around, I see why, and what it was I so fear.

Bodies on the ground, blood smeared on the wall, everywhere.

HAHA! And this is why you never should let your anger flare.

This is a real problem submission, bullying and anger problems combined into one.
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This reminds me of the Blood on the Dance Floor song "Rise and Shine". I think this is beautifully written. I thought I was the only one who felt like this. That voice in my head always there and I feel like I will break sometime anytime. But I don't I stand strong even when I'm knocked down.

I just don't understand why people are so cruel. Do they not see what it's doing do us? I've been bullied scenes I was a little kid and even now in high school.

Very well done. I hope to see more like this from you.
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Critique by babydoll4775 Jun 23, 2012, 2:30:14 PM
wow. This is something most people, especially teens in middle or high school can definitely relate to. You can see teverything like its happening to you. Bullying is a very discussed topic as is inner anger and trying to control it. I can understand and relate to the letting people walk all over you and how much you may want to lash out. Then once it happens and the blind rage fades, the regret and realization. This is well written and thankfully, no grammatical errors in sight. So, Reaper, this piece is very, very well done. Keep writing, my friend.
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BloodyWolfGirl246 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student General Artist
So amazing!
Mr-Black-Bird Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I see where you come from in this. I think everyone at some point has been bullied and it's difficult to deal with. But I didn't like the last stanza, where you beat-up/kill? the bullies. I understand its a healthy way to fantasize and vent your anger, but I think it would've made the poem more rounded to come to a more thoughtful conclusion.
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
It's a real life situation I played over in my head.
taoMega20 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel exactly like this every day in school. Keep on wrighting. It is some of the best i have seen.
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
WolfMessenger Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I can totally relate. i could easily beat up all the little bastards that bullied me, but i wouldn't.
you are a Saint
BakuSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist
TheChaoswithinOrder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I actually do have a voice in my head. However instead of saying kill the others it often says kill your self you god damned, worthless, pathetic fagot... to paraphrase... Though I am weak and powerless to stop anything so I feel your pain...
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
XD I have a bunch :|
TheChaoswithinOrder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
As do I ..... it's kind of cramped in my head actually XD To bad most want to kill me
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
One of 'em do, out of two XD
TheChaoswithinOrder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
more like 29 out of 36
Aethrios Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Always a fan of anti-bullying in this style, and I can resonate with the desire to break faces like they break my binder: in half.
Makes me laugh, makes me dream... next school year could be so much fun.

Thanks for writing this.
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
:iconbowplz: It's what I'm here for.
Fantasy-WarriorX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the same way. Staying strong is especially so hard, sometimes you forget why you have to stay strong. It's an endless unescapable cycle where you know you have to stay strong and why, but everything else makes it so tempting that it seems like there's no point to it anymore.
Lyolicious Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
lennykagamine19 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
I really like what toy have done with words here. It conveys a strong message and gets a point across. Love it ^^
It is really hard to understand those, who are treating you badly.I can definitely relate to these issues. While I wasnt abused that extremely as some other people, there are still wounds inside me from back then.It turned out one of the people, who abused me, was adopted and very miserable to find out about it.But what she failed to undertsnad is taking her frustration on me wont help her.I dont know what happened to her ever since.I hope she realised what she did to me was wrong and have found more appropriate ways to deal with her frustration.

I am glad despite the harassment I didnt turned out to be abuser too.:(Though, maybe I am behaving a little bitchy sometimes, but in general things are under control:)
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Pfft, to be honest, my work is improving, it's won contests, it's got me more watchers, etc.
So how about you get a stick out your ass and go away?
You're probably just annoyed that I talked to Kixx or what? XD
Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Writer
It's very difficult to hold back, especially in the face of such stupidity...
Good job ^^
Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Bullying can push people to do some very desperate things. That's for sure.

Beautiful piece nonetheless, Reaper.
bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Extranzia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Writer
Ah. I could relate so much, so amazing.
The-K10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Breaking Benjamin! I love them!
"I will shut the world away, I will not fall, I will not fade, I will take your breath away."
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Favourite band right there.
SirrahMouse Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know that feeling, when you just want to let everything out on the people around you.
Gets harder to hold in everytime, but if you let it out it feels like the world could explode.

Lovely work~
zeldagirl236 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great message.....i would certainly listen to ur words.....
divafica Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i really really like this, its so well-written and poignant.
LyraJolt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Hmm, Reminds me of my old times, of how mad I would get at those stupid bullies simply saying silly but hurtful things, that is why I am glad my choice of weapon back then was the truth and evil flaws about them.
Anger is a hard thing to control, even more so when you have every right to fight back to show them just how strong you are.. A Good poems anyways ~
Skylark-13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Writer
Nicely written.
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