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Help Stop Bullying

Published March 16, 2013 by Shadow Girl

This was a Facebook post I saw on my friend ‘Cherie’s’ timeline a little bit ago, and I want to share the message. The number of suicides caused by bullying is heart-breaking. To name just one person, to put a face to this epidemic, please remember Tempest Smith.

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on or better yet, if you’re a parent or a teacher, do it with your child/children.

HATE isn’t enough

Published March 12, 2013 by Shadow Girl

When she said she could do it alone, she was lying.
When she said that she’d be alright,
– she knew nothing would ever be alright again.
Another statistic, like so many before her.
Someone said that time heals all wounds, but,
– when the wounds run this deep, time stops.
Not even a scar has a chance to form…
Pray for a new life, or pray for death?

Masks

Published March 12, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Another day, another mask. Do they really hide anything anymore? Those who care enough to look surely can’t be fooled, can they? The masks are wearing thin, the scars and tears are starting to show again. And, she just can’t hide the pain in her eyes.

So, maybe no one is really looking.

This one is for tomorrow.
A great big smile on the outside. While she’s broken and dying on the inside.

Permanently Scarred

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