I can’t sleep at night,
Knowing it isn’t right.
A boy goes to prison for stabbing 19
Yet each “victim” gets off scot free
Why did he stab them? Does anyone care?
It’s sad to think someone can make one feel so worthless and scared
Everyone’s praying for all the victims
Yet this is the motive they depicted
What about the boy they drove to madness?
The reason behind his sadness
Calling names we all heard before,
Fat ugly, maybe even whore
The words sting deep and we develop this emotion
It drags you on as if in a motion
Day by day until you snap
Another school violence occurring on the map
You’ve made the news, but is that what you want?
Or was it all along just to stop the taunt?
I can’t stand to see who the media try to blame,
Putting the parents into shame
“Something was suspicious about him this week,”
What about throughout the year when they called him a freak
The teachers heard it but school is never to blame
Each kid offers to speak to get some fame
“He was such a nice kid”
Then why did you treat him that way?
Making him feel less of a human each day
Did you do it to make yourself feel better or was it for dominance?
Gave you power but what about his confidence?
Putting him down day after day
Yet the police are asking, “What made him this way?”
So many heroes and so many prayers
Yet where were they before? How come nobody cared?
It’s sad to think each suspect had a motive
Still the news broadcasts it as if a promotive
Each time’s the same, just a new date
A tragedy occurs, but yet again we’re too late
Words are swallowed by complete silence
No one speaks up and it slowly leads to violence
What could we do? How could we stop it?
“It’s the child’s fault” as if he chose to be unfit
Actions speak louder than words
Maybe the reason behind it was so a child could be heard
Nearly one in three students report being bullied throughout the year
64% didn’t report it and lived in fear
One in 12 teens has attempted suicide
Yet we’re still trying to come up with a reason why
Why is it that there were nine suicides in the last year?
Why do children come home from school in tears?
It was just a few words, maybe just a rumor
Somebody’s the circulation of another’s humor
Until one day he comes for revenge
But still he’s the monster when they pushed him to the edge
Approximately 160,000 children stay home each day
The reason hind it states, because they were afraid
Many children suffer in silence or even self harm
It takes a school stabbing to make others become alarmed
There are people out there who know right from wrong
Then why is it that we choose not to get along
So here I am stating with my little voice
Everyone needs to be heard… And bullying is not a choice