Thursday, April 19, 2012

14/30 If you knew me...

I was reminded of my responsibility this evening.
stumbled upon a video, and then hundreds more entitled.
If you knew me...

Our children are stressed out
picking on each other
attacking
any and every difference
isolating each other

our girls
our young girls

should never
be filled
with so much fear
the cut in the morning
as a release
to make it thru the day

purge after gym
to full from
holding in shame

So insecure
I wonder
the secrets
the name caller has

why hate
slides past her lips
as easy
as butter on pancakes

Fat.Stupid.Ugly
retard.fag.
die

what would make it ok
to offer an option
of suicide

condone such an act
and even
after
the names shot
past your lips

with perfect aim
landing

as a cut
on the arm
she will still

with badge hanging
offer to hug you
her heart
is not harmed

kim 15
smiled
after
she shared her story
and offered
an open ear

I told her
she
is an inspiration

2 comments:

  1. this is important. thank you.

    donny

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  2. So important. Bullies are not new. But when self worth and love are taught at birth and nurtured for life, the words are not a child's truth. Do your eyes light up each time your child enters the room? That is the best protection we can give them.

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