Poem of the Week: What Goes On in a Bully’s Mind?

Hello, readers!

This week, I have yet another sonnet about bullying. However, with this particular poem, I implore everyone reading to participate by leaving a reply in the comment section below as I ask everyone who has ever harassed another human being one simple question: Why?

The above question should more or less speak for itself, considering the nature of the composition I’ve included with it. That being said, then, here’s What Goes On in a Bully’s Mind?


What Goes On in a Bully’s Mind?
August 2, 2014

Screaming like a psycho atop your lungs,
Shrieking out things even you know aren’t true
Just so you can humiliate someone
Who happens to be a stranger to you.
Talking smack behind the soul’s back, thinking
Your friends will find you cute, tough, and funny
When they should wonder what you’ve been drinking
That’s made you so dumb and childish, honey.
Honestly, what do you get out of it?
What drives you to hurt other people so?
What’s your motivation behind this bit?
What sense does it make to cause others woe
When there are better ways to spend your time?
Tell me…what goes on in a bully’s mind?


Well, that should do it this week. Thank you all once again for stopping by to read my stuff, and by all means, feel free to search this blog for other poems about bullying—or, for that matter, any of the other topics I’ve written about here—and see what else strikes your fancy. Don’t be afraid, either, to visit my author pages at Smashwords.comAmazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk to see what books I have available on the market as yet. Also, although I’ve taken a long break from agent-searching to work on editing the sequel to my latest project, The Kingdom of Somnia, I obviously haven’t given up on that particular novel yet and hope to start resubmitting my query for it soon enough, so wish me luck there.

In the meantime, folks, until we meet again, happy reading!

Dustin M. Weber


4 thoughts on “Poem of the Week: What Goes On in a Bully’s Mind?

  1. Bullies are just stupid, pure and simple. They’ll attack anyone who’s different from them in one way or another for the sake of boosting their own pitiful lack of self-esteem. Some people actually think that bullies are smarter than most people give them credit for because they know how to get under others’ skin, but in reality, one’s got to have a pretty primitive mindset in order to seek any kind of satisfaction from hurting another person.

    Bottom line, bullies suck. End of story.

    • Exactly! Bullying is stupid and senseless and is thus only for people who lack the intelligence and common decency to not pull such pathetic, childish crap in the first place. I’m sorry, but this whole anti-bullying movement that has been going on since the start of this decade needed to happen AT LEAST three decades ago so that anyone and everyone who ever bullied anyone else at that time would have gotten their just due punishment so that they could hopefully have grown up to be mature, decent, civilized people…either that or weeded out of human society completely so that maybe—just maybe—the human race as a whole could have had a much easier time moving forward rather than backward.

      Sadly, people are always going to get a jolly of sorts in making fun of others for no good reason at all aside from tickling their own sick, disgusting, depraved fancy, and the only thing we can do now is put whatever bullies we have left in this world in their place, no matter how they choose to do what they say or do to hurt the people they hurt. The bullies of yesterday, unfortunately, have already gotten away pulling the stunts that they have, and I doubt there’s anything we can do about getting them to clean up their act now.

      Good poem, though, Dustin. Keep up the good work!

  2. I’m sorry, but if people in America (and elsewhere in the world, for that matter) were REALLY concerned about bullies, they never should have waited to mobilize this whole anti-bullying bandwagon that’s been rolling around for only half a decade now, and schools and other public institutions should have been much harsher towards bullies back in the day than they had been. Hell, as much as I’d hate to bring up the Columbine High School Massacre of 1999 for the umpteen-billionth time, let’s face it: The VERY least we as a nation should have done was set things in motion right after that tragedy had taken place. No, I’m not condoning what the so-called “Trench Coat Mafia” had done, but I’m still willing to bet that they never would have resorted to such extreme measures if the idiots who’d been bullying them at the time weren’t bullying them to begin with.

    Bullies are scumbags, pure and simple, and bullying should NEVER be tolerated, nor should it have been tolerated decades ago.

  3. Here’s an idea: Why hasn’t bullying been made illegal? I know it may sound unreasonable, but look at it this way: Bullying is a form of harassment. Harassment in the real world, sexual or otherwise, has serious consequences—especially in the real world—and is thus considered illegal. Why, then, has bullying never been made illegal? Because our jails, boot camps, and juvenile halls would be stocked to the brim with rude, obnoxious, self-absorbed brats who were too stupid and narcissistic at the time to simply shut the hell up or keep their hands to themselves and leave alone whomever they were tormenting? I’m sorry, but if being incarcerated is what it takes to punish some loser kid and get them to clean up their act, then I’m sorry, but I don’t mind having my tax money being spent to support such an endeavor. Dispute me if you’d like to, but that’s my honest opinion.

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