S.WA.T

Author’s Note:  This is a technique that teachers teach students about how to handle being bullied.   I also think this technique can apply when we are bullying ourselves.

SWAT

Take five to fifteen
minutes or more
to sit
and quite your mind.

And as you go deeper
into the darkness
are the voices cruel
or kind?

If they are kind,
go deeper still
and heaven
you’ll soon
discover.

If they are not
you must treat them
as if they were
a bully,
and
SWAT.

Stop

and if they continue,

Walk
Away

and if they haunt you

Talk
with a counselor
or trusted friend.


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