That man you called ugly for his face warped with scars
He fought for his country in the Vietnam War.
That girl you called fat and laughed at will
She’s overdosing on diet pills.
That guy you called lame for not owning a license
He has to support his family sa pamamagitan ng building fences.
That girl you felt you had to trip in the hallway
Is being abused at tahanan all night and all day.
That guy you called stupid for not making his grades
Has a learning disability and has to take meds.
That fifteen-year-old girl with a child that you called a slut
Was raped two years nakaraan and left in a rut.
You think you know these people so very well
When you don’t know what the half of it there is to tell.
Bullying is an internal crime against your morals and values
And destroys what’s left of your so-called virtue.
So, have some respect for those around you.
Be assertive and take up for them, too.
If you took the time to get to know them a little better,
You might just realize that they’re madami than you give them credit for.
If you’re against bullying, pass on this message to others in your society.
You might save a life.