When the bully rules the playground …

  • The others are too scared to come out to play, and looking over your shoulder becomes the name of the game.
  • There is no lightness and joy in being part of the playground we call home, but a darkness descends and one by one, the players withdraw from the game.

When the bully rules the playground…

  • There is no equality
  • There is no sharing
  • There is no learning
  • There is no growth

When the bully rules the playground…

  • Respect is cast aside,
  • Foul language is allowed,
  • Pushing and shoving are a must,
  • And violence becomes the new standard.

When the bully rules the playground…

  • Those who should no longer play are suddenly back in the game,
  • Those who should not be treated as heroes of the game are elevated on a pedestal,
  • And good judgment and common sense commit suicide from the next window.

When the bully rules the playground…

  • Plans are spontaneous and lack direction, drafted on convenience and not knowledge,
  • Long-term benefits are not factored in,
  • The common good becomes antiquated and out of place.

When the bully rules the playground…

  • Democracy dies,
  • Anarchy ascends to the throne,
  • The core is black,
  • And the spirit is pierced.

When the bully rules the playground…

It is time to stand your ground. 

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