The words hit hard

The onslaught goes on

Harsh words are bandied around

Name calling abounds.


You are struck dumb

So much vehemence

Hatred and vitriol!

You recoil instinctively.

Is this the real world

You had been warned about?


Where friends behave like enemies

When your silence becomes soft target

And you are hounded, for being you.


As you face the barrage

You become numb.

Numb with fear, numb with loss

And numb with sadness for the innocence lost.


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