Have you ever stopped to listen?
If so what do you hear?
When I stop to listen all hear is fear
Fear of what will happen
Fear of what has been done
Fear of our actions
That same fear that silences people
We see the horrors that we've created
So very, very quiet
This silence is shattering
Just as we have created
Girls being bullied for the way they look or act
Boys being bullied for not having the "ideal" interest or looks of a so-called man
But where did it start
When will it end
Who cares right?
That's where we all are wrong
"Its just a faze"
"They don't understand yet"
"They are confused"
"They will learn"
"They will grow out of it"
This is not a faze, this who I am
I am not ignorant, I understand just fine if not better
I am not confused, I know exactly what I am saying and doing
I am not confused in any way
I do not need to be retaught the things I already know
I will not grow out of who I am as a person
Why can't people be accepted?
Black, ,White, Hispanic, Italian...
Why does it matter so much
You are you
I am me
And then if we ar a lucky...
You and me become an "us"
People are afraid to speak out into the silence that is slowely shattering the "us"
The silence is shattering
Be the one to break that silence
Fill it with acceptance, peace, and knowledge
Don't be the one to shatter the "us"
Dont make the "us" a distant dream