Ears unhearing

Ears unhearing

Eyes staring like hawks
Fingers pointing
Judging faces
Ears unhearing

Muffled laughter in silk scarfs
Cheap comments
Eyes unseeing
Ears unhearing

Isolated between my own walls
Despised looks
Haunted waking and dreaming
Ears unhearing

Cynical cyber snarls
Nobody notices
Just keeping my mouth shut
Because of ears unhearing

By: Grieteke Postumus, Yvonne vd Velde, Joritta Opdam

During British arts in Context today we had to write a poem. The three of us weren’t sure if we could do it, but I think we nailed it! It had to be a controversial topic, we decided to go with bullying. The poem is about the feeling of not being heard if you are a victim of bullying.

Bullying is a problem of all ages, cultures and era’s. Only now a days the big difference is the availability of the internet. It is so easy to go online, even anonymously if you like, and bully someone. And there isn’t much that can be done about it. Personally I think bullying is weak and mostly done by the weak. There will always be someone who is different then you are but that doesn’t mean that person is less than you are, you have no right to bully and victimise that person. Different isn’t immediately wrong!

On the subject of poems, I have never given much thought to poems. I like reading and listening to stories but poems never really got to me. However, I might give it another chance. There are so many incredible topics and writers of poems. So I might even find something or some poet I actually like.

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2 thoughts on “Ears unhearing

  1. Naomi says:

    Woah that’s really good. I think it would truly resonate within people who have been bullied themselves, but it also strikes a nerve with people who have never had an experience with that. And helps them understand

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