Fear and vulnerability – The bully and the victim – A fine line divides the two.
Candy falls and with it spirits. Kids dash for fists full of joy. One waits @ the back, empty hands full of disappointment.
His small, empty hands contract into fists as he picks up the shattered pieces of his heart.
Words like lego build, but they tremble and fall, leaving emotional & physical scars on the feet of dreamers.
The stalwart observer watches in silence as the beast rips apart his quarry, afraid to stand, afraid for himself but not for others.
Keep the light on for those who are in the dark, the ones who let the words cut deep; guide them through the raging storm.
Flightless sparrows tweet in monochrome and tears as their hopes are thrown to blackness by piercing tongues.
Words flow from his mouth, crashing around her like a hurricane. Her eyes absorb the current and reflect in their own way.
I just watched. Everyone just watched. He picked a fifth grader today. I knew him. I did nothing. Everyone did nothing.
He took it until he couldn’t take it any longer. What a shame. He will be missed.
STOP and listen to the silence of tears. STOP and give a smile of warmth. STOP and wake up to your actions and stand.
Hector the wrecking-ball beats, bashes & bruises. Hector’s metal-mouth crashes, cuts & criticizes. Hector the wrecking-ball swings alone.
In a hand with fingers that curl towards themselves holds the center of his palm, the calm of what is not outstretched.
Body seized by societal expectations. Finger twitches, raises, points. Face trembles out laughter. For freedom my sinful soul is wanting.
The bully stands alone as the violence unfolds before him; what he once gave he now receives.
Two redwoods in the forest, above all else stealing sun. In time one falls from its rotten wood and sun shines again.
A blade, dulled by the sand of unity amongst us.
-Collected and compiled from a collection of tweets written by students in Mr. Stacey’s grade 12 English class: Sophie Albert, Elspeth Arbow, Heather Atcheson, Devon Chisholm, Matthew Christie, Sidney Cunnigham, Gavin Downes, Skye Garnett, Paige Green, Jeremy Keats, Jonathan Keenan, Katherine MacDonald, Shannon MacIsaac, Robert McDermott, Nadine Nzirorera, Meaghan Palmer, Makayla Peacock, Alexandre Rice-Hoyt, Aryn Sanojca, Brittany Sarty, Jennifer Sheehan, Katherine Simon, Timothy Sonier, Josh Stanton, and Maggie Tobin.