Slight build, with a touch of red in her hair,
she dodges the bullies at school. Life’s easier
that way; but is it? Worrying who’s around
the next corner isn’t good for Mary’s health.
Hyper alert and always ready to run,
should the need arise.
The bullies are in her class; they
copy her work and call her a swot.
Faced with this, she decides to
change seats, get away from them.
She thought it would end there;
that was just the start
They called themselves the secret seven;
the leader said nothing, except to goad
the others into fighting Mary the fox.
With no way out the fox will fight to
justify it’s right to life.
And so it was, the fox fought back
She was glad when her school days were over
and she no longer had the bother
of bullies in class to mark her card and
spoil the fun of working hard.
But she learned it doesn’t end at school; young
bullies become adult bullies, that for sure