she called herself my friend
i never called her that
she said 'i'll be there for you'
i never believed that
sometimes i wished i'd never met her
but if i hadn't, where would i be?
she introduced me to some of my real friends
to some people i consider family
i'm sorry if i don't like going down a wet slope
piggy backing on someone else's back while they're on roller skates
i'm sorry if i don't like when
you come to my house just to eat chocolate and grapes
i'm happier now in a different place
where i might still be bullied
but at least i know i am
and it's not all just pretend
i really, really hate you
i hate you with all of my heart
someday i hope we meet again
so you can see
that you bullying me
actually gave me a head start
so.... jumping into the prompt wagon of 'letter to your childhood bully'. on a more serious note: has this happened to anyone else? i never noticed that 'this girl' who was bullying me, was actually bullying me. i only noticed when i grew up. as a child, she was my role model. i think i would term it as 'passive bullying', b'cuz it's not outright bullying, but personally i know it hurts more than outright bullying. also, i might do a second part to this, about outright bullying. i'm here to talk if anyone needs to. and yes, piggybacking one someone else's back who was wearing roller skates and going down a wet slope actually happened. it wasn't pretty. and the chocolate and grapes thing too. i've always wondered why she loved grapes so much....