Chels being a mother this breaks my heart. If only there were more people in this world like you, that gave a dang, tragedies like this would not happen.
I know you wish you could have helped ... and I know you would have tried your best in every way but darlin with your words ... this poem ...you will touch people across the world.
Sadly Amanda had to die to open the eyes of the world ... she truly is an angel that will never be forgotten.
May she rest in peace and may those who tortured the mind and soul of this beautiful little girl someday feel her pain in their hearts.
:( thank you guys.....seriously bums me out. I would have contacted her instantly if I saw that video... I didn't sleep at all last night, I kept thinking about how I could have been her help. Regardless of our age gap.....bullying is so ridiculous and these teachers and parents really need to be involved more...*tear*...I appreciate you guys reading :)
Chelsey I just heard the story on FB yesterday, and I can't believe how people are already judging her for getting so much attention and that she'll never rest in peace because she committed suicide- it makes me so frustrated. I can't believe it. Such a beautiful young girl and yet people who didn't even know her are saying she will not have peace or have the chance of going to Heaven. It's tragic what happened and no one deserves it, ever. It honestly hurts me to think people would publicly tell her to kill herself. Whatever things we go through, or small mistakes we make, it still doesn't mean our life should be threatened. I just watched the video you linked and I can't get it out of my head, it rips my heart up. I wish teachers or parents like you said had done something or stood up to the bullies, making it known it's not okay to bully whatever form....Your poem was so deeply emotional- and I feel says one of the biggest message nowadays to raise awareness...what made me choke up was the part about it being too late. It makes me wonder why did she have to go through with it? What if it was put off a day and someone got through to her genuinely and she was convinced she was worth every second of life...
You have such a beautiful heart here Chelsey and I know and believe you would have been like a sister to her too. What great love.
Woooow you're so nice:)
Aaah I hate bulling, I always keep thinking why dont other people bully those who bully? to stop bulling, let them taste what they made others taste.
Really touching poem, great job Chels.
5 years ago
Bullying today has reached a whole other level from the days of my childhood, with all the new technology...the world is a very dangerous place if you cross paths with the wrong person. Shame on the pervert that terriorized this beautiful child to death. We need to educate our children to the dangers of predators and pervs on the internet. I hope to God they catch him and throw him in prison...Growing up is hard enough w/o some pervert airing our dirty laundry and youthful mistakes to the whole wide world. This SOB will be caught and those guys in prison will eat him for breakfast. Sick Prick.
Now about the child bullys...same thing advanced technology makes it faster and easier to terrorize someone. I must lay some blame on the parents of these bad kids. Did you not train your children up to know compassion or forgiveness? Where were the teachers? Counselors? Police?
What a shame she chose to end her life...but I am sure it will save the lives of many more.Rest peacefully Amanda.My God is a merciful and forgiving God. He looked into your heart and saw. I am confident you are with him now.
You put your heart into this Chelsea and you broke mine while doing it. It is a beautiful touching poem that deserves to win... <3
Chels....what can I say? This poem is outstanding and I can tell it came straight from the heart. I do hope some of our younger members read this and realise just how dangerous the internet can be and....never to take anything a person on these social networks as serious. You just never know how much truth you are being fed and...even supplying photos of "themselves"doesn't necessary mean it's their own picture....it could be anyone's picture after all.
You hvae done a brilliant job here....thank you for bring this to my attention....I hadn't heard about this particulare case but....sadly I have heard of many others.
Chels Chels, I have to admit I have tried to read this many times since I seen the discussion on it but have only now managed to do it properly. This is very raw for me to read as I went through this with a few of my friends so it brought a lot back for me.
Firstly, I am with you completely on the comfort in the poem, I too would be there if I ever thought someone felt this way and just needed a friend. I am in disgust with the people who do this and think it is fun, to be honest the really immature people don't even realise the consequences of what they have done, and perhaps when they are older the regret and guilt they will carry will be punishment for them for what they have done.
Your poem is beautiful, the opening is just so inspiring to write a poem for someone that you do not know and have never met but yet you will take time from your life to write to them, for them and about them. This shows just what a caring person you are.
A few line sthat reallt got me most was the one about who she was about to come, because for the friends I lost, I wish I could have made them see a better way and what could be their future.
The second line is the one where you say they murdered her. This really got to me because this is what I always said when my best friend died, I actually got a warning from the police because I was spreading false accusations but to me they were not false, they did murder her because if not for their abuse, she would not have wanted to die.
I thank you for writing this poem Chels, I think this should have publicity to reach out to those still suffering and to send a message to those ill minded people who refuse to think before they speak.
I watched the video a few days ago and then the next day I read your poem. At the time I wasn't able to comment because of tears... now I'm able to but my heart is still in pieces.
I am 100% against bullying, always have been. In high school there was a kid who got bullied all the time and beat up after school... he had missed the bus and was walking home when they had stopped and beat him up. The school tried to ignore it because it wasn't 'on school grounds'... we all had a protest the next day, refusing to enter the school until some kind of punishment was served. All they got was sent home for a day... it infuriated me. Schools need to do more to secure the safety of their students...and parents need to be more involved with their kids life. Don't let them sit online all day and not know what they are doing... sure, they want to let their kids have privacy...but also they are their parents and have a right to know who they are talking to. You just cannot trust people.
Teenagers have huge self esteem issues. They are in that phase where someone could say one thing and it could ruin their whole outlook on themselves. The kids that caused her that much pain... I hope they are haunted by what they done. They went too far, pushed her over the edge. They did murder her.
Thank you for writing this, Chelsey. It's truly remarkable and it shows how much of a caring person you are. I hope this will be on the front page this coming week to showcase a tribute to Amanda. She deserves it as well as you.
This is incredibly sad... I can feel every word u penned here and they bring out intense emotions... I do feel bullying is a shameful act and I support you for the same....
Excellent piece... I respect u for sharing this...
5 years ago
by Formidable Muse
That was a tragic thing that happened. It's crazy how people can bully other people and not care about all the damage they do.
This poem is very well written and so incredibly deep. You have a very caring heart, I wish more people were like you.
5 years ago
You would have been right for her, i wish thats what wouldve happened. No one deserves to be outcasted in torture. Something that is really lonesome and scary. Something that angers me about humans but it happens and these are the ppl to pay for it. But now she can rest peacefully i think she has the right to. Btw this is a beautiful poem and one i wish came true.
This is so sad...it brought tears to my eyes...there should be more people like that who would reach out to that kid who is being bullied and stand up for them and be their friend...unfortunately kids that age dont really realize the consequences of their actions until something like this happens...anyway thanks for writing this...it was beautiful.