Jim C Hines
Bullying is one of the negative social behaviors I address in my poetry.
In my book, The Moon of Compassion, I address the bullying of a woman by a man, in a poem called, “The Bully and the Butterfly”.
Of course, men can also be victims of bullying, and unfortunately, this antisocial and unacceptable behavior happens all too frequently between children too.
But children learn from observation, from how they are treated, and from peers or people that they fear.
The Bully and the Butterfly is a description of an oppressive male through the eyes of a woman, who later douses her role as victim, with self-affirming statements of intention to nurture herself.
My intent is to stimulate change of thought in both the perpetrator, and the victim of abuse.
The illustrations in my book are a combination of open clip art, and my own photographs or drawings, layered and textured to add visual emphasis, and perspective.