I see you there,
walking alone in these bustling high school halls.
Head hung low
every fiber of your being desperately trying to stay hidden.
"If I can just avoid them and stay under their radar,
maybe it will be a good day".
Your self worth evaporated like water
with their awful taunts and words.
Why haven't I spoken to you before?
We've shared a class together since the seventh grade.
You've stood infront of me in the lunch line countless times.
I see the way they treat you;
please know it wrenches my heart to see what they do.
But WHY haven't I said something?
How much longer will I let this go on?
Am I forever destined to be an "innocent" bystander?
To be okay with hate;
an advocate for causing others pain?
I refuse to sit back and watch.
I will stand with you,
even if we stand alone.
Because deep down I truly know
that there is no such thing as an innocent bystander.