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Inspirational Poetry: My Own Bully

Jenny is a twenty-something-year-old who loves writing novels, poems and articles about her experiences in life.


My Own Bully

Have you ever felt this way?
Like in this world, you have no say?
Like you are stuck with your own doubt,
You feel so drowned, there's no way out.

I always feel that kind of feeling;
That I'm left out, no chance of flying.
I usually say, I'm not enough.
Somewhere I'll stop and then give up.

I'm nothing compared to others,
They're already there, no one can bother.
I'm so down here, in the darkest hours;
No light to shed, no heat and fire.

Somewhere in the middle of my thoughts,
I keep on hearing all these words.
I'm so not this, I'm so not that;
The thoughts keep running without a stop.

The voice always say I can't go on;
The odds are greater, I'm better alone.
She shouts my name from the deepest part,
It ate my dream and then my heart.

There were so many times I let myself,
I believed and lived through the things she said.
But as long as I listen and obliged;
The longer I'm stucked, and soared no hights.

That's why right now, I try not to;
hear her more, and make it true.
I promised that I'd find a place,
That my own bully won't find my grace.

I'll glue my ears, I'll tie her mouth.
I'll make it stop, I'll scream and shout.
Because now I know I deserve my life.
No one can ruin and stop my flight.

I'll deserve the love and the dreams I sought.
I'll become that someone I'm dreaming of.
My own bully which is myself;
Wouldn't find me now until my death.

- jenny a. p.


Writer's Meaning Behind The Poem

I've always felt like I AM my own bully, which I think is much harder. If someone tells you mean things and that you're bad at doing things, you can just cover your ears and not listen. Yeah. It would still hurt but what if the bully, that voice that keeps on criticizing you negatively, is lying within you? There's no place to hide. Keeping your ears shut would not help. Because it would hunt you even on your dreams. I've been a victim of my own bully these past years. And now I still have that voice, but I am trying to believe that I am more than what I thought I am. That I can be good at doing things. That there is something that I will excel on. That is the only way that that voice would muffle even just a bit.

Have you ever felt bullied before? Tell us your experiences down in the comment section and share to us how we you've overcome it, so we could help others who are going through the same thing.

© 2018 ThatWallflowerJen

What do you think of the poem? Have you ever been bullied before? Tell us below!

ThatWallflowerJen (author) from PH on September 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Tim. I'll try to always be true to who I am. Thank you for reading my work.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on September 18, 2018:

Yes, the inner bully is the toughest foe we ever have to take on daily. Excellent poem. Stay dedicated to who you are and you will keep defeating that old foe. Everyone must address that part of who we are.

Thanks again.



Alexa Rosa from New York on September 17, 2018:

In time, you will, you'll see. Keep writing. Keep sharing. Keep learning.

ThatWallflowerJen (author) from PH on September 16, 2018:

FlourishAnyway, yes that's very true. It's hard to focus on just the good things but I'm trying. Thank you very much for sharing.

ThatWallflowerJen (author) from PH on September 16, 2018:

Alexa Rosa, thank you. I really hope I'd also find a way to befriend my inner voice. Thank you so much for sharing.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 16, 2018:

The voice inside is the loudest and most constant of all. It’s so important to make sure it’s saying good things to you.

Alexa Rosa from New York on September 16, 2018:

This poem was quite touching. I believe we all have that voice that can bully and criticize us. I know I do, especially when I'm trying something new. That inner voice is simply trying to protect us from looking like a fool. I've learned to befriend my inner voice. I can listen and learn and do what I want to do anyway. I hope that one day, you can do the same. And I hope that it helps. :)

ThatWallflowerJen (author) from PH on September 16, 2018:

John Hansen, thank you so much for reading my work. You're absolutely right. I've been having this issue for so long, all I could do is be strong and try to ignore it as much as I can. Thank you for your comment.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 16, 2018:

I enjoyed this poem. Yes, it is tough if you are your own bully, and a voice inside is opposing you. I think that inner voice can often be called doubt or pessimism.You need to be strong and oppose it trying to bring you down.

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