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Bullying.

Just one word.
That's all it takes.
Continued by many.
Followed by pushing.
Kicking.
Laughing.
Put-downs.
Name-calling.
We wish it will stop.
We try hard to be strong.
To deal with it on our own.
But when we try and ask for help, we get put down and told to 'get over it'.
It's not just physical, it's not just emotional.
It attacks our confidence.
And shatters our Esteem.

It threatens our well-being as we dream.
That maybe, just maybe we'll be treated like everyone else. To feel what it's like to not fear of being hurt.

To those who bully; to those who judge.
Put on the shoes of someone who you have hurt and,
Walk a mile where they have walked.
Feel the feelings that they have felt.

So, do yourself a favor.
Think before you speak.
Think before you do.
'Cause you never know; the victim could someday be you.

Then you will realize that your words nor your actions were ever that cool.

By: Krista M. Warcop
I have been bullied relentlessly for a very long time. I know what it feels like when you are put down, when people call you nasty names, or start rumours that are definitely not true. After moving, the bullying became less and less and I finally felt as though I belong; however, itís still out there. Even my own brother is being bullied at school...not just by students but his own teacher as well. People say that itís all in our heads and that we should get over it. How can we when the words and actions made towards us on a daily basis make us feel as though we are not worth to be here? The scars from the turmoil that they have put us through will always be there, no matter what."

It is a problem and for those of you who think it isn't then maybe you should open your eyes. This is something that really must be stopped.

Here is a link to a project that is being done for Bullying. It's called You Will Rise

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For any of you who are wanting to help with the project and helping to rise the awareness of how bullying not only effects the victims but those around us.

Please help stop this.

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upercala Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
No one should be treated like that! Espesailly you ! your a talented writer and a good artist!

Bonnie's Face --- wtf? why is bonnie here -_-
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snowfang123 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artist
that was beutyful, the words have such a meaning.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Glad you liked it!
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Devilfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
(( Okay, that was a very insightful read about the nature of bullying! Superb piece of writing! )) 
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you glad you liked it.
Happy Holiday's m'dear! :D
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Devilfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
(( You're welcome! Merry Christmas to you too. ))
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somerrocks Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yea.....for me hte bullying has no end or hope in sigt.....but those few seconds in the day when i see a friends face even just their back pack i feel better. but it got so bad i had been crying after i got home and every thing....summer vacation was the best thing ever. and it got really bad when even the teacher bullied me too. and my friends. we tried to stand up we even cheered that we were proud to be different and we were proud to show it but to no avail but we still had fun together. but it got so bad eventually mom managed to make dad let me be home schooled......as for my friends.....i pray for their wellbeing for the world is cruel and i understand how they feel........we all know the crushing of a bully as they wreak havok on our lives and hearts. Speak up! we just have to keep speaking up.. it will stop at least some of it.....but it cant fix it all
bullying causes suffereng....
shame....and anguish.
and the kids at scool make you feel....
weak. i pray for all my fellow outcasts. cause were the ones who will be the ones who are really success full.....if we can survive it
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AtemsDestinee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Superb writing on a serious epidemic that seems to have no end. I have been one of the fortunate who has never really felt the effects of bullying, but I've seen it happen and it crushes my heart. This world is in desperate need of love. Hopefully your words will someday show a bully the errors of their ways.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
When I was bullied it may not have been to the extremes as what it is today, but it was bad to the point I didn't want to go to school...and...I probably shouldn't say this, but suicidal thoughts had entered my mind during my school years.
I hope so, because the world is going downhill, and darkness is practically consuming it.
Again, thanks so much for the wonderful comment.
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AtemsDestinee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:( That's the power of bullying. And it needs to stop. But I'm so glad you're still here with us. You had the strength to overcome those ferocious attacks and now you can survive anything that comes your way. Unfortunately, we are entering dark days, but hopefully we as a society will find the light once more.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it's getting ridiculous and people are getting in trouble for using discipline on their children. Thanks, I'm glad to be here and away from those who had caused it. I'm glad I moved away from Nova Scotia, I found quite a few friends and confidence where I am now :D They say; "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" :)

What kids need now is more discipline...some people I have talked to has said to bring back the strap at schools...sometimes I wonder if that isn't such a far-fetched idea, to be honest
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emla1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really beautyful, heart-touching, and super-well written. If you would be able to show this to every bully in the world I think bullying would instinct pretty soon:D good job!
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks so much :D I sure hope it would!
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emla1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're soo welcome:D
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Ninjacat234 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend was recently bullied by a girl named Delaney. Delaney is one of those "popular girls." She was throwing food at my friend so my friend called her a w***** in return and she got SUPER PISSED. So during lunch Delaney was coming over and my friend started running into a teacher's room. The next thing we know, Delaney is chasing my friend in a classroom (which was empty of course beside the teacher). We TRIED to settle things down. Delaney even pushed my other friend just so she could get through the door. Soon, the teacher next door is chasing after Delaney whom is chasing my friend. After that, the office got involved. We don't know what happened next except that the office had to get involved. The next day, my friend (who occasionally doesn't come to school and the same one who was bullied in said story) wasn't there. So during lunch (again) Delaney came over and started yelling at my friend (the one who got pushed) and swearing in every sentence. Delaney was saying how she had every *enter f-ing here* to do that. The entire lunchroom was practically staring at our table. The principal got involved in this. Hopefully she doesn't strike bully my friends again because we're not allowed to use physical combat but I will if she does this again to any one of my friends and make sure she will NEVER hurt my friends and I again.

Bullying is wrong. If people bully you, it's only because your better than them in every single way.
Bullying has gotten out of control and we need to stop once and for all!
If you get bullied, it just means that the person bullying you is insecure.
So use that against them.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry you and your friends had to go through that. Delaney is gonna get a serious wake-up call if she does it again; and to the wrong people. Hopefully she get's a taste of her own medicine and learn that it isn't right.

Haha, I couldn't have said it better myself.
I think that the government has to get involved...maybe they can pass a bill or something. I dunno ^^;
Sounds like a plan :)
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ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I was severely bullied from kindergarten until 8th grade (this year) when my parents FINALLY let me do online school. When I was in kindergarten and first grade it was mostly physical. I came home with black bruises and cuts. It was also verbal though. I was called ugly, stupid, weird. I told my teacher that I was being bullied. so she took me to the front of the class, got their attention, and said "Everyone listen up! Jessica here is nothing but a naughty tattle tale!" She then made me sit under a table at the front of the room, where I cried all day, and everyone watched laughing and calling me a baby, and a loser. The teacher encouraged their name calling. I realized that no one was going to help me, and that if I wanted to make it stop, I would have to solve my problems for myself. From that day on if anyone bullied me, I would beat them really bad. I would kick, and punch, and bite, and scratch them, and bang their heads up against the wall. i realize that it was wrong to beat them up, but at that school, it was either fight, or die. I was in detention everyday, and I never got to play on the playground. The only other boy who was also always in detention was a boy named Jesse. He had a hoodie, that had thumb holes in the sleeve which I thougt was the most amazing thing in the World! The teachers left us in the class alone during recess, and sometimes lunch. We would throw pencils at the wall to get them to stick, and throw the books off the shelves, and tip over the chairs, and giggle. Then when the teacher came back we would play confused as if we had no idea what had happened. Out of everyone in the school, though, the gym teacher, Mrs. Rutherford hated me the most. Everytime Me, and one of my only friends Cheridan were stopped, and told to sit this one out. She said that to us most days, and then gave me an F at the end of the year. I tried to run away 5 times, and once i actually did, but came home before my family knew
In 2nd grade we moved to a different school. It seemed much better than the last school. Nicer kids, and the teachers didnt encourage bullying. On the first day of second grade a girl named Charity came up to me, and said "Do you want to be my friend?" I said "ok." Charity had plenty of friends, but she was my only friend. She hit me, and called me names, and pused me down.
In third grade I met two new friends. Elicia, and Amanda. Amanda rarely hung around me, she was too popular, but me and Elicia were constantlly hanging out. That year Charity made a group called "I hate jessica (me) club" Everyone at foothills joined except for Amanda, and Elicia. They would follow me around all day calling me a fat, ugly, stupid loser. They would push me, and I would just scream until they ran off. I couldnt walk in the hall without people calling me names, giving me dirty looks, and trying to trip me. Everyone hated me. One day though I got up on the monkey bars, and was about to do them backwards. charity's group went at me. " Yeah right I doubt you could even do the monkey bars forwards, your gonna fall!" "No way YOU can do that if I can't, cuz I'm better, and your dumb." "If you try to go on those monkey bars, they'll brake from your fat!" "Your a retard you can't do anything!" I gave them a blank look, and in what seemed like less then half of a second, I got to the end of the monkey bars going backwards. "Wow, that was awesome!" said charity. Everyone else was silent. "Yeah I know that." I said. they still followed me, and called me names though. Later though, Charity broke up her little gang and we were friends again. maybe I'm too forgiving.
In fourth grade, everyone hated me. Everytime we had to do a group project, everyone had a partener, or two, and I worked alone. People would've rather DIED than work with me.
Fifth grade was my living hell. My grandmother died, my mother, and father worked all the time, my mom had several life threatening incidents and the bullying was worse than ever. Everyone called me fat, ugly, dirty, stupid, and worthless. people sighed, and looked so disappointed when I walked into the class room every morning. people got up and moved when I sat at their table. I over heard several people say i was ugly, fat trash. I started to believe them. I started to cut myslef on my neck. Once when i was sitting at the table my friend Elicia (who was pretty much the only person who would hang around me in 5th grade) got up to get seconds at lunch. Mady, this evil brat, said "Why does she need seconds isn't she fat enough. She had called me fat to my face several times, but if you make fun of my friends, I make your life a living hell! that day I hid her shoes at recess, and she NEVER found them. Of course she had tons of shoes in her back pack though, but still those shoes looked expensive, and I hid them away forever. One day my friend Amanda told me I needed to eat better, I said "Well if I'm just so freaking ugly, fat and worthless why are you even my friend?" I hated that year. once i was working on a model majic flip flop for art. 'This is so hard!" I said out loud laughing. "Here I'll help you!" Said a boy. "Ok" I said. He took my flip flop, mushed clay, paint, and sand into it, ruining it, and then said "There, now it's ugly, just like you!" many other things were said to me, but i do not want to talk about them, it hurts too much. people got in groups and had somene ask me out as a joke i considered suicide that year.
6th grade was a pretty good year. i had a few friends, I wasnt being made fun of. i spent that whole year though worrying about my weight, and excercising constantly trying to starve my self. If anyone even looked at me I thought "Oh god their thinking how fat I am, and how ugly I am!" If they smiled at me i thought "they are smiling because they feel sorry for me, because i'm so fat!" No matter what they did, I thought they were thinking I was fat. I once started bawling in Jc penny's a try out room, because i could not fit into a size 0 jeans, and had to wear a size 1.
In sevnth grade i avoided everyone. I didn't have many friends, but atleast i didn't have any enimies! that year I met my BFF Sara (Sunshynesflower on DA) we got in a lot of trouble for talking during class, lol. The only bad thing that happened, is i got a "kick me" sign stuck on my back.
In 8th grade (This year) my nightmare was reborn. I welcomed myself into the Arts Academy, where snobs, and jerks are king. I was made fun of even by the teachers. I couldnt walk in the halls without hearing my name among words like Fat, ugly, and stupid. I admit, i am stupid, i suck at school work. a boy I liked called me ugly, and started reffering to me as his stalker. I'll tell you I didn't like him anymore. What hurt me the most though, is that a girl who i thought was my friend, was only pretending to be my friend, to get my personal info, and tell people, and make fun of me. I heard people telling jokes about me, and would you rathers, like "would you rather kiss a man, or kiss jessica firestone?" the answer was always the other option than me. i had signs stuck on my back like "Im ugly kick me!" Or "im so stupid that i probably dont even know this sign is here!" A few times this year I tried to make myslef barf into the toliet, to be skinny. my math teacher who everyone loved called me stupid. My language arts teacher came up to me and said "Im jessie firestone and I never do my school work." and people laughed at me. i couldnt tell the school counselor, because he said that some issues arent important, and if you come tome with something stupid, i wont help you. I left school this year to do k12. I still scratch myself with my braces, and bite my hands, which usually leaves a mark that lasts 1 to 3 days. Sometimes I even bang my head against the wall. i have hallucinatios constantlly, and hear voices sometimes.

bullying isnt funny, it ruined my life....
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god! :( I was bullied severely in school but I don't think/remember it being that bad...
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...one time on the bus when we passed a farm there were a bunch of cows a girl said "Hey Krista there's your cousins!" They even tried to pin me on there being sh*t on the ground when in fact it was a dog who did it, the teachers believed them over me. So many name calling. Bullying over the years has gotten better during that time though. I hope that it get's better for you as well :hug:

No, bullying ruined my life too and I'm in college...:(
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ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I'm sorry! :( Ur name is awesome tho!
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's not your fault hun. :hug:
Haha, thank you :meow: Yours is too!!! :XD:
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ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks... Haha :)
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD You're welcome :)
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ilovebabies23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
:)
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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CinderFox73095 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist
i cry errytiem. :iconcryforeverplz:
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: :(
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bvdphoto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Photographer
as someone who has suffered from bullying i find your work so powerful. I was bullied a long time ago, but is still apart of me. I hate it when my mom says get over it, so i never bring it up in front of her anymore. BUt seriously it is a part of me and that part that was hurt and tormented wants to help others. And please do be strong :hug:
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much hun. I was bullied from when I was 4 or 5 until I graduated from high-school (though after moving from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick I felt as though I belonged a lot more than what I did in NS.)

And I read the letter that you wrote to your mother and all of your feelings and what you have described brought back what I went through and that I am so happy that I am here and not giving them the satisfaction of my demise. As far as I'm concerned the jerks who bullied the hell out of me can have Karma bite them in the ass.

It's part of me as well and it made me who I am today. And if there is anything I can do to help others then by golly I'll do it. :hug: Thanks so much for the kind words and I assure you that I am much stronger than what I was when I was younger and I hope that everything get's better for you too, hun! :heart:
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bvdphoto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Photographer
Awwws. Same here. I unfrotunately never got to move so even after the bullying ended, everytime I would look into the faces of my classmates, the pain would come back. It's like their presence was all that was needed to torment me now. I'm glad they didn't win with you either :hug: . And your welcome :) We need to stick together .
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww sucky. If you don't mind me asking, where do you live?
I hate it even though it's stopped that you still feel tormented by memories of what they have done to you :hug:
And yessims we do have to stick together!!!
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bvdphoto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Photographer
I'm from Ontario, if you want I can message you the actual city. Yeah well it is a part of me. And I have to keep that part alive so that I can help out others
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I was in Ontario this summer actually :) Sure :)
That is true. I wish you luck hun. Oh, there is a link on this deviation to a website called "You will rise project" It's created to help raise/hopefully stop bullying.

Just thought I'd mention it just in case you wanted to submit anything of yours :)
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bvdphoto Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Photographer
yeah ontario is cool lol. I`ll be in BC in two weeks on vacay :)) Thanks for the luck and the website im going to check it out .
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
xD ooooo, BC!!! I hope you have fun out there!!
You're very welcome m'dear. :D
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WarpedPurity Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I was bullied as a kid. Now I can fit in, but not without doubting that everyone else likes me/wants to be around me.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know....same here. As I stated in the Author's Commented that the scars never go away **hugs** I'm glad that it defintely has gotten better for you hun :)
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paulypants Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
This piece would be perfect for a project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: [link] and let us know if you would be willing to share this piece on the site. Read the "Submit Your Work" section of the site for details. Thanks!
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I should let you know, I added more to this piece if you want to tell the administrative (if you aren't one) and add the part at the end in?
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww thank you! Most definitely it can be used on it. Sending an e-mail now.
Thank you for letting me know, hun :)
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LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, Krista, and I agree 100%. Bullying has to be stopped. I know some people think it's a normal part of being young but they don't realize how painful it is when you're being bullied to the point of not knowing what to do or who to turn to for help.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much Liz.
they don't realize the scars that are left behind due to the bullying. This problem has to be rectified soon or else more and more people will suffer for things that they do not deserve. :hug:
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devil-in-the-church Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very well written and I agree with you whole heartedly.

I was home schooled so I was never bullied, but I had friends who went to public school and were picked on, and I saw how damaging it was to them. It's not something that should be permitted to continue. The school boards, teachers, parents and students who just stand around watching as someone is bullied, need to stand up and say something. They need to say "This is enough! We're not going to let this happen anymore! We're going to protect our fellow human beings from this pain!" Only then can bullying be ended. Only by standing together, by showing support for one another, can bullying be truly eliminated.
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ever so much hun :)

I was picked on relentlessly. And it still bothers me. Sure, some people will tell me to get over it. But it's hard to do so when most of your waking moments are nothing but relentless bullying coming from fellow students, people on your road, and the teachers believeing what they are saying about you to be true and not doing a damned thing to stop it. The wounds that they have created, sure the pain has dulled down a bit, but has it completely vanished? No, definitely not.

...even if they do apologize. (I've had one girl apologize to me for what they did to me...) I forgave them...but the scars are still there. sorry for the horrible ranting ^^; Can't help it sometimes...

That they do, but question is: will they? When will they ever?

I believe that too. I say bullying, no matter the type become illegal and different measures be put in place.
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kid's Help Phone has a fantastic slogan"Love is Louder"

Let us hope that they and your words can help to make a difference

Well Done:clap:
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Shining-Galaxy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Here is hoping. Bullying is an international problem and stuff has to be done to ensure that people who are committing suicide to know that they don't have to give the bullies the satisfaction. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if they don't see it. We have to stop it.

Thank you ever so much for the wonderful comment, hun :hug:
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
it should be...one day someone is going to die and i hope that the asshole who created that stupid website gets sued bigtime!!! it would serve him right!! i friggin would!!
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