SHOELACES

They tied his
Shoelaces
Together…
Waited for
Him to fall…
The kind of
Prank common
When I was young

Now it’s serious…
Pranks like that
A distant memory…
Bullies sneak into
The victim’s room
Through digital means…
Threats are common
And they have no shame…
Taunting till some
Can’t bear the pain…

I’ll say exactly
What I think…
The bastards
Who hound a
Person until
Death seems
The only way out…
Fuck them all!
They belong in a jail
For the criminally insane

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 8/25/16: SHOELACES
http://writerswrite.co.za/august-writing-prompts

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4 comments

  1. bbeyes4 · August 27, 2016

    Internet has allowed bullies to be cowards. Nameless, faceless, full of fake bravery because they are Anonymous. What they don’t understand is karmic dept. what goes around comes around..

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    • artifiswords · August 27, 2016

      They probably always were cowards. But anonymity allows them to act without the immediate consequence of a punch in the nose. I wish I had faith in karma. It seems to be pretty hit or miss. Would like to see more bolts from the blue.

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      • bbeyes4 · August 27, 2016

        Unfortunately we are not always allowed to see justice served, but I’m pretty sure karma serves it regardless of whose looking.

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      • artifiswords · August 28, 2016

        There’s a suggestion of that at the end of this beautiful song by a fine New Zealand singer/songwriter, Brooke Fraser – Flags. I think the monsters get way too much leeway while good people suffer far too much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuWLus6Ga_w

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