Big Bad Bully

My son (who had recently penned a story based on the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine from two children’s perspective) has been really distressed to see the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the perceived inability to stop it. This poem is for our children who take in everything.

We take bullying very seriously

We try to discipline a bully

And the ones who are bullied, protect

We teach our children self-respect

So with being bullied they learn to deal

Now they see how bullying is being revealed

On a world stage, as a megalomaniac drunk with power

Bullies Ukraine increasingly by the hour

And all the adults who sit in positions prominent

Watch haplessly at a devastating war imminent

They had told the children to not tolerate

Bullies, when faced with one, instead,

Of trying to fight they stand back

Placing worthless sanctions, without the nerve to hack

The unbridled aggression unleashed by the bully

The plight of the bullied Ukrainians our children see..


The world is manipulated by people with power

Is unfortunately the narrative of the hour

We tell our children to pray for the oppressed

But we fail to show them how the bully obsessed

With demonstrating his power we can restrain

I hope we can change the narrative again

And tell our children that bullying is neither going to be

Tolerated in school, or tolerated globally

(Sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine, hence the image)

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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