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actual person.<br>To look to your left<br>And think about how<br>She lost her father<br>And he has anxiety<br>And they are abused<br>To look to your right and<br>To think that they<br>Don’t have a home<br>Because of someone<br>They chose to love<br>She is always wearing jackets<br>That cover her arms<br>His mom passed away<br>They used to be three<br>The teacher used to be a father<br>And his dad’s in prison<br>One day you’ll accept<br>That they are people to<br>You’ll stop treating them<br>Like shit<br>And maybe start caring<br>Because she was driven to the edge<br>And he died alongside her<br>His best friend died<br>And she willingly pressed<br>The barrel into her head<br>She has dark circles<br>Under her eyes from lack of sleep<br>Her brother is sick<br>And his mother is deployed<br>He spent the day in a cemetery<br>She hides tears behind a smile<br>A lie<br>A facade<br>That all of us have<br>Because we like to act like the biggest<br>And the baddest<br>When we are the most scared of all<br>When we hide more pain than them<br>When will we take the time to<br>Look the bully in the eye<br>And ask them what&rsquo;s going on<br>At home<br>Take time to notice the girl<br>Who never turns in her work<br>And who sits in the back corner<br>Trying to avoid being seen<br>Just so she won’t have to answer<br>A question on the homework<br>She didn’t do<br>Because she spent all night<br>In the hospital<br>Waiting for word on her parents<br>Who died in a plane crash<br>When will we stop<br>Being so self centered<br>And take the damn time<br>To notice someone in more need<br>Than our own problems<br>Ask the girl with perfect makeup<br>To stop hiding<br>And Show the world her true self<br>Without the makeup caked on<br>Take the time to<br>Ask the jock with the perfect looks<br>How his boyfriend is doing<br>Take the time<br>To listen to someone<br>And tell them<br>That they have nothing to say sorry for<br>And that they are not a mistake<br>Take the time to scream to the clouds<br>About how they are happy<br>Take the time<br>Talk to the person next to us<br>Just learn their name<br>Look left<br>Now look right<br>Instead of just inferring<br>What that person is like<br>Take the time to actually care<br>About what’s going on<br>Maybe, just maybe<br>You could save a life<br>Maybe you just saved<br>There family from heartbreak<br>Maybe<br>You saved a sibling<br>A mother<br>A father<br>A grandparent<br>A best friend<br>To someone<br>And that is all you<br>Because you took the time<br>To<br>Look left<br>And<br>Then look right.</p></div><div class=article-post><div class=post-info><hr class=post-end><ul class=tags><i class="fas fa-tags fa-fw"></i><li><a href=/tags/poetry>#poetry</a></li><li><a href=/tags/creative-writing>#creative-writing</a></li></ul><p><i class="fas fa-file-alt fa-fw"></i>510 Words</p><p><i class="fas fa-code-branch fa-fw"></i><a href=https://git.sr.ht/~exprez135/taliaferro/commit/3f262f2c71016bbd60dfb6882b1f8aca601c1695>3f262f2c</a> @ 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