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Anti-Bullying Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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THE FAMILY OF MAN

By Josie Whitehead

Family of Man (The)

We all share a world that should be enjoyed
But, our peace and security can be destroyed
      By those who’re uncaring and those who are cruel.
      I’m sure that you’ve met them outside and in school.

     In the family of man, in a world with all others,
     Are these who we want as our sisters and brothers?

Those who like bullying and think it a game,
And enjoy seeing others then take the blame.
     The ones who cause fear, anguish, distress,
     And seem to get pleasure from other folks’ stress.

     In the family of man, in a world with all others,
     Are these who we want as our sisters and brothers?

Those who’re self-centred, those who’re unkind;
Those who wreak havoc on the rest of mankind.
     The ones who cause death by dangerous driving,
     And those selling drugs in a business that’s thriving.

     In the family of man, in a world with all others
     Are these who we want as our sisters and brothers?

Those who lure others to lives full of shame,
Or scorn people’s cultures, as part of a game;
      The ones who drink alcohol far in excess
      Or think drugs and tobacco are sure to impress.

     In the family of man, in this world we all share,
    Let’s show to each other our love and our care.

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