~Forever A Crumpled Paper, by Samantha L
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said… they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home.”


This came up on my page one day, and it reminded me of what happened to me in the past. This is very true, once you bully someone, you can say sorry as many times as you want but the scars you left on that person will never go away.

I’ve been bullied many times before, but this one time I was bullied. I felt so defenseless…

I didn’t know what I had done to the other person…we were once best friends then one day she completely just began to attack me verbally. I knew she fought a lot so I was scared one day that she was going to hurt me. The worst thing was…I had many dance classes with her. I told the teacher about it a few times but nothing seemed to happen. Then I went to the director of the studio…she helped none. I came to a point where I came home crying from dance, or I didn’t even want to go. Finally, I came to a conclusion to quit the studio, and dance.

The sad thing was…that girl got no punishment after I left (I was told by a friend from there). I loved to dance…my mother knew that so she tried to get me to go to another studio. But I was horrified that it would happen again. So I let go of what I loved, and lost my passion…

Two years later here I am, doing what I love most, Dancing. But I will always have that fear of being bullied, and I will always have the emotional scars that girl left on me. That’s why I will remain Forever a Crumpled Paper”


1 thought on “FOREVER A CRUMPLED PAPER, by Samantha L”

  1. I know this is from long ago, but don't worry about it. I hope you're doing great at dancing. Don't quit something if you love it. She shouldnt of bullied you. Hope everything is going great for you now. Good luck.(: And anonymous things annoy me. If you have an Instagram I'm @ohbrayden if you're being bullied ever again talk to me. I'll be here for you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s