Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Deviant behavior starts at a young age
when bullies begin reacting with rage.

A minuscule flea sets despots off
so trivial and trite the peers scoff.

It grows and it festers this irritation they get
taking out on others without regret.

If not nipped in the bud truants they'll be
or grown-ups excluding people like me.

 @laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: 3WW (deviant, minuscule, trivial)


Sheilagh Lee said...

great use of the prompts.

Brian Miller said...

sadly true...i see a lot of this kind of stuff with the kids i work with...a painful turn personal there at the end...

Elizabeth Hernandez said...

Great use of words! Got a great point and serious issue across.
Thank you

christopher said...

Laurie, I know what it is to be excluded even as an adult. It was far worse when I was a kid, I think. I was never any good at fighting back, but in my last two years of high school I got my growth and most of it stopped.

And compared to some, my path was not nearly so bad.

jaerose said...

The last line is so powerful Laurie..and yet maybe being outside..excluded..makes us part of a different community..from a fellow outsider..great writing..Jae

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, good message, I like the end line rhymes too!

SUCEN said...


Berowne said...

Good writing, and a good message.

SUCEN said...

+follower 190

Alice Audrey said...

Bullies have a way of getting scary fast.

Great use of three words. Please read my attempt.