Shawn L. Bird

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poem- truth about pink shirts March 6, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:57 am
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On anti-bullying day

five students are in the office

for having a fist fight

in their pink shirts.




I have a love/hate relationship with Anti-bullying Day.  First, because anything that’s ‘anti-‘ or ‘not’ the brain skips the adverb, and latches onto the verb- so they’ll see ‘bullying day’ as revealed in this poem.  I’d much rather the day promoted positive action than decrying negative action.  Say what you want to see.  Put those words out there: Be kind day!  Smile at a new kid day!  Bite your tongue before you speak day! etc.

Further to this, you might enjoy last year’s Pink shirt poem, which features Shane Koyzcan’s infamous “To This Day” poem/ youtube video


20 Responses to “poem- truth about pink shirts”

  1. Brenda Says:

    Pink can stink?

  2. deweydecimalsbutler Says:

    *sigh* Sounds about right.

  3. azuret1m1990 Says:

    Oh the irony in the cause.

  4. Ha – I read ‘pink shorts’ at first reading… Bullying isn’t funny tho… They do deserve to be dressed in pink as a punishment.

  5. You might like this if you haven’t seen it.

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