Be A Hero

“Little Mikey D was the one in class who everyday got brutally harassed. This went on for years till he decided never again would he shed another tear. So he walked through the door, grabbed the four-four out his father’s dresser drawer, said “I can’t take life no more,” and like that life can be lost. But this aint even about that, all of us just sat back and watched it happen. Thinking’ it’s not my responsibility to solve a problem that’s not even about me. This is our problem.

 This is just one of the daily scenarios in which we choose to close our eyes instead of doing the right thing. If we make the choice to be the voice for those who won’t speak up for themselves, how many lives will be changed, chances rearranged. Now it’s our time to pick a side. So don’t keep walking by not wanting to intervene because you just want to exist and never be seen. So lets wake up, change the world, our time is now.”

Teenage suicide has reached epic levels in the past few years. These voices are still waiting to be heard. Now is the time for us to take a stand. Be a hero. Offer a smile, a hug, or an encouraging word to someone you don’t know. You never know, it might save a life. Be a hero for someone today.

You can be a hero, heroes do what’s right.
You can be a hero, you might save a life.
You can be a hero, you can join the fight for what’s right.

Lydia Singleton

* paragraph in quotes was taken from the song Hero by Superchic(k)

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