// I’m Still Here.//
*Originally Posted 2 Years Ago*
I been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, Sun has baked me,
Looks like between ‘em They done tried to make me
Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’— But I don’t care! I’m still here!
The other day, a guy came to speak to my school.I thought it was just going to be another assembly, a way to get out of class. I thought wrong. This poem was the basis of the presentation. Basically, he talked about really knowing people. If you really knew someone, would you treat them the same? We take all the people around us for granted, and if we just took the time to say hi to the kid sitting alone, or flash a smile to that one kid who just doesn’t talk, would it make a difference? It’s not the soils answer of this question that matter, the yes or no, but the fact that maybe, just maybe it could. Another thing that really impacted me was when he said, “do what you need to do, not what you’re suppose to do.” example: you’re suppose to notice anyone when you walk through the halls, but what you really need to do is smile, or say hi, or notice the people around you. Don’t take them for granted. Don’t let anyone be invisible, it could save their life.
I close my eyes, and I see a better day,