You say we can come to you when needed
We need you to listen when you’re called
But you won’t be there when we’re crying
You’re not there for us at all.
All these secrets that need saying
That you don’t really want to hear
All those rumors circulating
But you refuse to lend your ear
I want to tell you that I’m hurting
I need to tell you that I’m afraid
But you won’t lend me comfort
You only look the other way
When there’s a kids thrown into lockers
You say kids can be cruel
Didn’t you ever have a teacher
That you could confide in at school?
I wish that I did, but I don’t
I need you to step up, but you won’t
You turn a blind eye and let this anguish continue
I bet you wouldn’t if it were you
Call us out on the bruises
On the scars etched into our skin
Don’t act as if the marks aren’t there
When they’re painted for all to see
Stop condoning all the pain
Stop looking the other way
Stop. Stop. STOP.
That is what I would say, if I could.