The role of the common bystander:
to not speak up against the bully’s slander.
The moral obligation is to speak out,
to know what is right, and share it throughout.
Silence leads to a lack of acknowledgment,
getting to speak, and giving a compliment.
The potential of words to make the world better,
to make things good, be a trendsetter.
What is unsaid is an opportunity forgotten.
It is long overdue and the chance has gone rotten.
Like Langston Hughes’ poem, it is a dream deferred.
In the end communication is the method most preferred.
A person doesn’t thank the one who held open the door.
A person doesn’t help one up when pushed down to the floor.
A person doesn’t support the one who is feeling down.
A person doesn’t speak and leaves the other with a frown.
These people are not being bad, but yet they are at fault,
They had the chance to make happiness, but put it to a halt.
The quote says if not me, who, and if not now, when?
Make it clear for happiness to be spread again.
Tell someone you love them and tell how much you care.
Confront someone to make a change when they are being unfair.
It doesn’t take much more than the lungs and vocal cords.
People who can share what’s right are the ones who win awards.