FOR ME INSPIRATION OR THE FIRE THAT DRIVES ME COMES FROM STRANGE PLACES.
Today there were several news items that caught my attention. One of the stories about bullying had me wanting to write, so am writing a letter to the paper. This is not the letter just a bit of background;
The mother in the article confronted the bully and told him she would cut his heart out with a spoon. Like that.
My middle child was being bashed every day when he was about 8, I didn't know but a mother told me when she witnessed it. He had come home pale and tear streaked but didn't tell me this happened for a week or two. Anyway I dealt with it full on, no 'pussy footing' about the school and the 'procedure' I went straight to the mother. She denied her angelic child could do this, but other mothers confirmed it she had to concede, and it stopped. Similar case when I was 10, My mother took me to the school made me punch the boy who was hitting me, I was scared stiff too. OK this would be frowed on now, but hey it works.
Another mother empowered her girls when bullied on FB. They rang the person and said they would be round to discuss it. Bullies don't like direct approaches, they can hide easier. I have had the subtle bullying other women sometimes try. Leaving you out, doing the whisper campaign, which means spreading something unpleasant about you which is not true. Again I confronted that when it happened. If you leave it they win. If you fight it you still may lose friends, but at least you tried. Never give up.
So this article made me want to write, perhaps not poetic and lyrical, but real life.