“Squat!!!!” They squealed, all three of them red in the face with anger.
“How could a junior be so confident?” They thought.
“Another pair of wings to break!” One of them shouted.
They had asked for her bowl of rice,
But she would not let it go.
She held onto it like her life depended on it.
It did! It was her dinner.
This junior had not eaten all day,
Because the senior girls had chanced her breakfast and lunch.
She was new to the game.
She just arrived the boarding house the day before.
Her new friends tried to catch her eye.
Wanting to tell her to let it go.
That it was not worth the punishment that would follow.
But she did not look in their direction.
All she thought was “I am hungry and I will eat this bowl of rice. It is mine!”
She had made a resolution.
No one would take it from her.
She squatted as requested.
But they had more for her to do.
Her hands stretched out in front of her,
And with her bowl of rice balanced atop her head,
There she remained for three hours even after the bowl of rice had tumbled off her head. It’s contents strewn on the floor.
Her quadriceps ached, her eyes were red from crying and her mouth was dry from thirst and hunger.
However her heart was glad.
For these ugly trio of seniors did not get her bowl of rice.
Photo credit: mikuratv
Key (Slangs used in this junior’s boarding house)
Chance(d)- to bully