Poetry: “Trolls” by Shane Koyczan

Poetry: “Trolls” by Shane Koyczan

When I was young, bullies occupied my playgrounds, classrooms and walks home after school. Today, the landscape grows wider for bullies as the internet creates new places for “trolls” to hide and hurt.

Shane Koyczan was bullied as a child. He took the pain that haunted him for all these years and put it into an amazing video.

Excerpt:

We are stuck with you.
The same way you are stuck with you.
Your mind is glue and it keeps malice fastened their like cheap wallpaper.
We were once upon a time told that none of you exist.
We dismissed you as make-believe or myth.
Now, armed only with resolve, we can no longer afford to tell ourselves that you aren’t real.
We will not let you make your dinners out of the things we feel.

This poem – “Troll” – is taken from his collection titled Silence Is A Song I Know All The Words To.

Poetry: “Trolls” by Shane Koyczan

Poetry: “Trolls” by Shane Koyczan

Poetry: “Trolls” by Shane Koyczan