This week is Anti-Bullying Week in the UK and the topic is something that is extremely close to our hearts in the #BeTheRipple team. To show our support for the wonderful work that the charity BulliesOut do around the topic of bullying, we have decided to post out pieces every day this week, amplifying voices, sharing stories and exploring the way that bullying makes people feel.
We are happy to share another piece today for our blog series, this poem is entitled 'Thin Ice', written by CAPTAIN BOSSMAN, otherwise known as Capistran Bossomaier.
When asked about his life's mission, he simply says: "I am doing the Lord's work in the Devil's playground of corporate life."
You can find Capistran on LinkedIn: Here.
Over to Capistran:
There is no sadder thing than a bully,
aiming to hurt others they deem wooly.
And yet all this fluffiness is the nature of Human kindness,
something bullies haven't experienced and causes them blindness.
It all starts as an innocent joke aimed to hurt,
and ends up being the bully's favorite dessert.
No matter the location, gender or age,
no one is safe from this projected rage.
No one is safe - not even a modern organization,
as workplace bullies often attack in association.
Don't be an innocent bystander to this act of aggression,
stand strong, raise your voice and call out this heartless oppression.
Bullies aren't wrong for seeking love and attention,
but hurting others to do so requires harsh detention.
Oh, can you imagine how much our world would be better,
if we cared for each other without emotional fetter.
Hurting another is never an option,
there's thin ice so proceed with caution!
Thank you so much to Capistran for sharing this piece, an insightful and cleverly written poem.
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Thank you once again to CAPTAIN BOSSMAN (Capistran) for sharing this piece.
If you have been impacted by bullying or harassment of any kind, please speak to someone you can trust at work or outside of work and get some advice from your organisation or externally. You do not have to put up with people treating you unfairly or unkindly, at work or in any other setting.
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