As we all return back to school I’d like to share this poem of my daughter’s high school experience. How can we as students, parents, teachers & educators address this issue so no child should ever feel alone?
Love of a fellow Jew is the basis of Yiddishkeit. Let us all reach out to other classmates so no student should ever feel alone.
Feeling alone in high school
Alone, something that everyone defines a different way,
A word that we hate to think and say.
I came to school with big hopes in mind,
To make new friends and “leave” my worries behind.
A picture perfect puzzle, is something we all like to do!
Don’t worry, it’s something that I do too.
So, the year goes by but I have no success,
I still feel like I haven’t yet been able to pass this test.
The girls weren’t “talking” bullies, that’s for sure.
however, you can still stay silent and do a whole lot more.
I would come home from school and cry away.
With the hope that tomorrow would be a better day.
Sometimes i would talk, and feel like we don’t click at all,
Others, I thought, I was just talking to the wall.
I don’t have a close friend, that may be true,
But I try to do everything I can do.
This year I decided to do the best I can be.
I wake up with a good attitude and try to stay happy.
This year hasn’t started off with a good start at all,
I just look on the flat side, not the “ball”.
Yes, to find a study partner is the hardest thing for me,
and my roommate is the all times biggest bully.
I am writing this to all, to let you know,
that not everything is just so.
Ahavas yisroel, isn’t just something, written in book,
It’s all around us- just take a look!
I am probably just one of the million girls out there,
Who can’t find people or a person that just can care.
We are all so special and so unique,
Now it’s time to take a peak.
Take a lesson, it will do you some good.
Lets try to treat others as we should.