I see you.
I see them.
I hear what they say to you.
I hear you sitting in the bathroom weeping; crying out for help.
I was you once upon a time.
I was that person hiding my wrists
So they couldn't see what they do to me.
Now I'm just the bystander.
I want to help you, but I couldn't even help myself.
I tell them to stop, but they aren't going to listen.
They don't know what they do to you, but I do.
I see the cracks between your broken smile,
The tears covered up in the fake happiness in your eyes.
I remember how I felt, so now I'm going to change it.
It's time for me to step up.
It's time to make sure I end it, before you end your life.
That's what you want to do because of them... isn't it?
You want to end your life, but that will only make them win.
I told the nurse what happened to you today.
I don't think you will have to worry about them anymore.
I will no longer be just another bystander.
I will stand up for what is the best for you,
Because I would want you to do the same for me.
Standing Up Against Bullying
This was quite personal and filled with imagery. I was touched by it. A very well thought-out piece.
Published: May 16, 2017
I see you.