Woman Who Was Bullied Brings Tears To Her Tormentors’ Eyes–Years Later
A woman’s poem about being bullied 25 years ago brought emotional reactions from those who bullied her when she posted it on Facebook.
“I got an outpour of calls and messages, people stepping forward that I don’t even remember that said ‘I know I was one of those that picked on you and I’m so sorry,'” Lynda Frederick said Friday. “It was overwhelming.”
Frederick, 42, attended Orange Glen High School in Escondido, a town near San Diego. Her poem, posted several weeks ago on a class Facebook page, talked about a girl who “had love in her heart to share with all but no one wanted it.”
…At school, “they would throw rocks and things at me, they would spit at me,” she said.
From her poem: “The little girl who had to walk to school while others rode the bus/ Instead of asking why… you picked on her/ The little girl who had bruises and was dirty/ Instead of asking why … you picked on her …”
Kristi Malone remembered Frederick.
“Looking at her being bullied horribly and thinking … I feel so bad for her,” Malone told San Diego TV station KNSD. “But never thinking in my head that I could stand up for her, and not once did anyone back her up.”