Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hi Poetry Jammers,
I considered a lot of topics before I decided on a topic for this week. It is a serious topic, more serious than most you will find here, but I hope many of you will give it a try; as it is a topic that is so very relevant in today's society. And we all CAN make a difference!
The topic this week is Bullies and Bullying.
First of all, I saw the movie Bully, and if you have not seen it, I recommend it. I recommend also that if you have children middle school age or above you take them to see the movie and then have a discussion afterwards. Here is a trailer for the movie, which may even give you an idea for a poem:
For the challenge this week:
Write about a time when you or your child or someone close to you were bullied. Think back into your own childhood. I bet many of you can recall a situation.
Write a poem from the perspective of the bullied person.
Write from the perspective of a bully.
Write a poem addressing the bully.
Write a poem addressing the one bullied.
Or write anything else that comes to mind on this particular topic.
And after you have written a NEW poem and linked it, using Mr. Linky, please be sure to leave a comment and then visit the poems of others who link. That is important too. And if someone visits your site, do him/her the courtesy of a return visit to his/her blog. Reciprocity feels good, and we ALL like comments.
Mary, who "lives" at In the Corner of My Eye.