Fellow classmates.. and faculty
i know what your waiting to hear
a speech about the first day..
to the end of our last year
a speech about the fear we had
walking down the hall
one about the guy that caught us..
when all of our books made us fall
your all waiting for a speech
about the Friends that we have made
one about the teachers
and the grades they gave
you want a speech about the cheerleaders
and all the football games
one about the basketballs
and the pride in our teams names'
u want a speech about our parents
and how proud they are
how right now they're probably weeping..
because we've made it so far
however..thats the not the speech i plan to give
theres something i need to say
tell a story of a boy
whom we all saw everyday
his name was bobby brown
and he was a science geek
he wore his fathers clothes
and his glasses covered his cheek
he was the guy we picked on..
it makes me feel ashamed
the cruel things we said
yes, i am one to blame
i wanted to fit in..
so i played along..
i talked about his funny walk
but now i see it was so wrong..
so in Bobby's favor
i ask you all to look around
say I'm sorry when you see him
however you wont.. because hes nowhere to be found
because last night while while we were anticipating
just waiting for today
while you were calling all your friends
saying everything you had to say
he was at home.. with no one to call
all alone left with a knife..
crying and sitting in his room
by himself when he ended his life..
Wow! This is reallt deep. something that needs to be taught from the time children first start school The effects that arise from torment are very ugly. Great write Becca. You did a really good job on this.