Stand up & Speak up

Some wear nooses like necklaces

tied tightly with the words of those with hollowed out hearts

Some experience sleepless nights filled with the empty promises of brighter days

but fear remains that nothing will change.


Harsh words linger on the breath of surrounding peers

as they taunt louder and more frequent

pushing some to the point of

no hope, no return.


Actions do not necessarily speak louder than words;

words hurt.

So stand up and speak up against bullying

and help put an end to teen suicide.


Together, we can make a difference.



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