Today I got to attend a young women's workshop supporting 'A Week Without Violence'. I suprised myself and really enjoyed it. The speakers were amazing and the stories so powerful they almost (or did) bring tears to your eyes. One of the things they talked a lot about was how many people just stand by and watch violence, hate, racism, and so much more go on. In one of the speakers stories she told us that she had been upducted from the parking lot of the Credit Union (a bank) and that there had been people around. No one thought to even write down a liscence plate, or to call the police. She was screaming, fighting, the man even had a knife to her throat, but no one took the time. That took the breath out of my lungs to think that people could have that much disregard for another persons saftey.
But it got me thinking, so you got a really sucky poem! I hope you enjoyed it. And do me a favour, DON'T be the one who stands by. <3