Because We must

My friend, and editor, Loren Kleinman, appeared on television bravely defending a boy who was being bullied.

It may not seem much but anyone who confronts people hurling abuse is vulnerable. It takes spirit.

You can see what happened here.

You can also read Loren’s work on her website.

Because We Must

My friend the defender
stood her ground,
then took theirs.
Decapitating words,
uttered by bullies,
to a silent
gracious scared youth.

To all that face
a hand serving
ill meaning,
we’re with you,
because we must.

Bullies,
spitting bile,
know that
if you take a public platform
to humiliate and defame,
you’ll be beaten back
by sense,
bravery
and common decency.

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