The sounds of the crowds around me, drowning

My thoughts. I ought not to be fraught with

Jealousy, indelibly. To hell with me;

To hell with them. Endlessly rendering

Judgment and grudges, uttering loveless

Orgies of words. Gorging on stories that are more or less

Lies that are cited as wise. Their eyes always dry

For they never endeavor 

To see clearer, to look in a mirror.

It uncovers the ugliness deep under

Their makeup. Won’t wake up to face up to

The truth.

Shutting out the loud mouths of the crowd with a 

Bullet and gun,

And I’ll be the one to pull it; I’m done.

Excerpt from Like A Mousetrap Book 2: A Glimpse into a Family About to Snap

Copyright © 2020 Brandon Ellrich

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

6 thoughts on “Bullied

  1. Well done. I wrote a column about a young African-American in a small town in Illinois and the bullying she endured until her father snapped one day. The bullies came at me with all their hate. The more we can expose them, the better society will be. Thank you for this well written piece.

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  2. Awesome and very well-described. I felt the emotions in your post- the sadness, the rage, the helplessness and the homelessness! You see? I was severely bullied starting in grade 6 after I moved to a small town after having been an Army brat and living all over. Being a military family, we had moved to a different area every 1-3 years and when we moved to this town after my Dad left the military, it was for good.

    The bullying lasted until I finally switched schools again my senior year and it got so bad that I attempted suicide at the age of 14 and almost didn’t make it. Now I use what I went through to help others enduring the same today.

    Thank you for posting because you posted exactly what its like to be a target of such mean-spiritedness and vitriol.

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    1. I’m sorry you had to go through that. Thank you for spreading your message to help others. The poem is included in my book “Like A Mousetrap.” It deals with teen depression, bullying, and dysfunctional family relationships. I hope you’ll check it out and recommend it to anyone who might need it.

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      1. I sure will. I’ve also written and published a memoir about the bullying I endured and how it almost broke me. I hope you’ll check it out as well. It’s even available in Ebook too.

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