Yield The End Of The Year
Everythigng I have felt is right here, embrace it!
In the beginning there was this
Final draft: End the Bullying Now!!
By. Rhianna Lightle
We’ve all heard of bullying and more than likely we all know it’s wrong. Yet some of us don’t realize what it actually is and are too afraid to stop it for fear of being teased ourselves. Our school is doing an okay job of stopping it but they aren’t doing enough. The school has rules on cyber-bullying and other forms of this but don’t enforce it until it is too late. They don’t discipline students unless it gets too far and it becomes violent. I know this for a fact because I’ve witnessed it and to my dismay didn’t speak up. It was about a month ago during commons time. A seventh grader was laying on the grass reading,when a group of eighth graders came and harassed the boy by laughing and crouching by him to see if he was awake. Finally one girl came up and tapped the boy for no apparent reason. The boy stirred only to see others (some I know) taunting him for no reason at all.Now even though I know I should have spoke up I didn’t. The school should do a better job of letting students express their feelings without feeling ashamed. The buddy bully box isn’t very known or respected because students don’t want to be seen putting anything in there. In order to maintain a safe learning enviroment the faculty should allow a different more effective opportunity for students to be heard and express their feelings on this subject. In 2010 it was reported that 1 in 7 students grades k-12 were bullied and an estimated 15% of students absenteeism was because of bullying. Sources:makebeatsnotbeatdowns.org, olweus.orgg. These statistics are growing as we speak and need to be stopped.These numbers could be decreased if there was a more effective way to allow students to speak up against bullying. Another reason bullying is so common and continues to continue is the bully and victim both don’t receive closure or help beyond discipline.The schools faculty needs to come up with a program to help those being bullied and those who are bullying. According to http://www.livescience.com/11163-bullies-bullying.html people who bully have a negative view about themselves. In a recent study most people who bully live in a household without two biological parents and or have been offered alcoholic beverages under age. Bullying is a cry out for help and those students should be helped. However, there is no excuse for their behavior so they should be punished with a minimum of detention and a maximum of expulsion from the school district as well as a written and verbal apology to the student they have bullied. Both students should be offered counseling and help from teachers and staff.This is very important for both the bully and bullied to be able to deal with what happened and be able to move forward from the issue. Bullying is a serious and growing issue that needs to be handled firmly. Because of these reasons and more I plead to you Mrs.Murry and Mrs. Lane and Mrs.Canard to please consider enforcing bullying on a more serious level by offering help for students and a better way to communicate with students about bullying. It could make the difference in the happiness and well being of a child’s life.
We cling to this thing called life.
Fight for it scream for it
Until we can do no more
The bird was given wings in hope to escape the cat
But in those final moments nature isn’t in the birds favor
We all walk around full of life
Skipping in shells that would be empty if not for our souls
If not for our love if not for our joy
if not for our emotions life would be meaningless
Yet we cling to our shells with all our might
We are dying every day
every night might be our last
YET we are unaware of this
we continue walking in our shells
while nature chips at us one by one
sometimes the cat gets us before we have a chance to fly
before we have a chance to fill these empty shells
life is a flip of a coin
It may land in your favor but there is always a chance it will not
Nature can break your fragile shell
leaving you with nothing but your soul and emotions floating in the air
until another can feel it in the airfor it is the memories that keep us alive not our fragile shells.
Why I wrote shells
Three times the charm
Brittle earth underneath my blackened feet
The sounds of guns shooting off in a row
baby cries reach the skies as I pray to the heavens above
one two three four
i scale the cave wall floor
five six seven eight
I grab the gun and run in haste
nine ten eleven twelve
the gun goes off and all is well
thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen
all is silent
a sound erupts from the cave
a sound so erie it can not be faked
the sound of death
seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty
She emerges covered in blood and with a grim face
this poem might be one that could be associated with the end of the pearl. Towards the very end.