The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


Pen Wielded as Bully-Breaker

Thrifty Word Challenge 100 #51: The Final Straw

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Grievances folded
into a note,

passed to my
schoolyard crush;
my tormentor.

Couldn’t wrap
callow thoughts around
beauty behaving
so beastly.



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Barry Dawson Jr. IV

Barry Dawson Jr. IV

Medium Top Procrastinator. Guilty of writing under the influence. No, I’m not upset. My face always looks this way. INTP