Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall by Christian Betancourt


The fly on the wall

Sits silently in the room

And says nothing at all


Witnesses children beating each other

The fly on the wall does nothing

Afraid to tell another

Always afraid to say something

Even to his own mother


Still these actions continue

Ongoing words of hate

Continue to spread

The fly on the wall does nothing

Neglecting the growth at this rate

Hoping these actions eventually decimate


Assuming it will all be safe

Do not be like this fly

Stalling forever before it's too late.

And is always too afraid and too shy.


Do not be the fly on the wall

Who simply watches and listens

But does nothing at all

When witnessing bullying in the halls

Be brave and vocal

Speak up and stand tall!


Speak out against 

Violence and injustice

Do not be the fly on the wall

Be boldly strong and courageous









This poem is about: 
My community
Our world


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