You think it’s fine to punch

and slap and kick

and spit?

You feel like such a big man.

Hard as nails –

I get it.


He didn’t want to fight.

Scared and frozen

to the spot.

You went back to get some more;

big tough guy –

he’s distraught.


I taught him gentle hands.

Be kind and nice –

don’t hit.

But things are gonna change now –

had enough

of your shit.


He’s started sparring training.

Self-defence will be his saviour.

He’ll fight

against you bullies –

so think twice about



If you dare touch him again,

don’t think I’ll let it go.

Be afraid

when you’re alone.

I’ll ensure your

debts don’t grow.

This is fiction, although I do understand how it feels to be the parent of a child who has been bullied. I managed to sort it out with the Head Teacher and school. Hopefully it’ll not happen again. Here is a link to bullying.co.uk for further information and guidance.

Good Enough Parenting Poems

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Lesa is an average person, living an average life and is moderately happy with her lot. There are peaks of bountiful happiness and pleasure and dips of turmoil and flatness. Lesa doesn’t let life’s set-backs knock her down or think she’s invincible when she achieves greatness. She’s finally realised that nobody is perfect and the purpose of life is to embrace it with all she’s got and to give what she can to others. Oh, and try to have a lot of fun along the way.

Lesa has no idea why she’s writing in the third person; she never does that.

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  1. It’s such a conundrum, isn’t it, when we try to teach our children to be kind and good and work things out peacefully — sometimes telling them nice guys win in the end — only to know that’s not true and there are moments when they have to break our rules. It’s very confusing for young children especially.


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