From Dear Bully: Seven Authors Tell Their Story.

This is a part of a longer piece in the book.

An Innocent Bully- Linda Gerber

You didn’t think that would cause me to run home in tears

and look at myself in the mirror

and cry some more

because I was starting to believe

the names you called me.

I was gross.

I was weird.

I was stupid.

I was ugly.

I didn’t deserve any better.