Angela Cohan

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I am the fat kid who sits behind you in class

I am the student who gets picked on for terrible acne

I am the child who stutters

I am the person who gets chosen last for the team

I am the poor kid with crooked teeth

I am the victim with a slash on my face

I am your friend with a limp

Don’t you know that every time you call me a dirty Jew,

every time you push me,

every time a racial slur is uttered

the value of human life is diminished?

Every time I hear an anti-Semitic remark

I shudder to think that there are still bullies in the world

– Angela Cohan


  1. lkthayer · October 31, 2013

    Very powerful Angela, thank you for writing and sharing this brave poem, spreading the Light in dark places.

  2. Karen · October 31, 2013

    I loved reading your poem and could really identify with it. Thanks for sharing it on the Juice Bar.

  3. Alexis Rhone Fancher · October 31, 2013

    Such a strong poem from such a fine poet! Brava!

  4. Angela Cohan · November 1, 2013

    Thank you my dear friends for your love and support and thank you Lisa Thayer.

  5. Roz Levine · November 1, 2013

    You;ve written about this important issue in such a powerful way.

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