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I can remember only having my close family....Maybe two or three friends that didn't know me well...

but I can't remember when being popular was the same as being mean….mean dark

I can remember when laughing was for joy....

and not making fun of the way someone looked....or spoke or where they were from

But you know sometimes it feels like it's safer to be alone....at least alone.

YOU NEVER HAVE TO FACE…… FALLING DOWN IN FRONT OF OTHERS

I was really hoping that bullying was going to go out of style…..

But cyber bullying is undergone a rebirth….

see NOOOOOW………

YOU can torment someone that you've never met and you might just be one of their nine hundred thousand followers.

SEE NOOOOOOW….

you can cast your opinion on their hair, their clothes, the way they smile,  how they dance…..

with out….ever knowing….how their voice sounds in person.

if the cyber spacers were half the people I know….

they would be sitting in the principles office……

I bet  that  most of them would not get to graduate or get their degree in kindness.

You see if this PLACE….that we are connected to by cell phones was a playground……you wouldn't have even picked  me to be on your team.

I’d practice every day,  I’d practice being resilient….I’d practice at letting the weight and the  insults just roll right off of me.

Sometimes……I daydream about cyber-bullying….and how it’s a faint memory…..

I smile thinking about the days when the Instagram ruled the halls  and how there was no one to police us being reckless

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT…

I forgive youI forgive you....and I apologize for not rememberingfor pressing send….for scrolling left

WHEN I KNEWWWWWW  IT WASN’T RIGHT

I really…..I really don't understand.…it isn’t human to make someone feel bad.…not on purpose……..not over and over again

it would be really nice…………if we could all just love each other for our differences, instead of hating one another for our talents

this…………….isn't just for children it's for adults too.

NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE…………..PEOPLE MATTER.

everyone deserves a moment…..to bask in the light of the sun.

but somewhere along the way Myspace and Facebook changed the way that we all define the word friend.

and someone you follow on Instagram….could be sitting right next to you….And you’d have no idea how to interact with them face to face………….  

so you just sit…….double tap their like status beccccccause…..

double tap has taken on the role of a real compliment anddddddddddddd shares have become approval………

and unfriending and blocking…..is now the way that we say I have a conflict, we have a problem.

No one person could have 9 Hundred 50 3 thousand  friends…………

no one person would be comfortable with 4.5 million human beings actually following them

So we could all settle to be a little more heart and a lot less bullied

Far more human…..and shut down ourrrrrr necessity to live in a world whose religion is merely cyber

you really don't need 9 hundred 53 thousand friends

it would be so cool….if we could go back to the time when you knew…….

that if the whole world crashed ………you had someone that you could really lean on…… maybe not a handful  but certainly one.

- Words by: Azure Antoinette