Thursday, July 28, 2011

Someone cooler than you

And just how cool do you think you are?
Cool enough to bully a kid to tears?
Cool enough to laugh about it?
Cool enough to still call him your friend?
You’re no better than him.
No, he’s far better.

I see tears flowing,
a white towel
covering his ashamed face
while three boys
dry off
and laugh about trivial things.
unaware,
strangely,
to what they’ve just caused.
Walk over
and offer up the most comfort you can.
Fight back the urge
to beat these boys to a pulp
because you have to remember
they’re only nine.