I love social media,
It’s a good way to stay connected with family and old friends,
to meet new companions,
even to express my opinions.
But there’s something wicked that people are posting, retweeting,
Something that keeps on trending,
when it needs to be ending,
It’s called cyber bullying.
Do you know the saying:
“Sticks and stones may break my bones,
But words will never hurt me”?
Well, guess what,
They do hurt.
They cut deep, they can tear someone up from the inside out!
Oh yeah, it’s easy to torture someone online,
when you can tell yourself:
“Oh, I’m not being mean,
They’re just pointless words on a computer screen!”
Oh yeah, it’s easy to attack someone for being different on web sites,
when you can just abuse your First Amendment rights.
But tell me,
What would you do if that person was right in front of you?
Cruel words and lies are like a computer virus.
Without protection or compassion,
they can spread throughout someone’s mind,
Until the person is infected, so infected that the person crashes, becomes unresponsive;
Their self-esteem completely deleted!
So next time you post another comment or tweet,
What kind of a person do you want to be?
A kind-hearted human being…or just another cowardly cyber bully?
(c)Lena Holdman, all rights reserved 2014
Any kind of bullying should stop...now!