A Bystander A Downstander and an Upstander
Up-standers ask a bully to please stop.
But not in a bullying voice.
Down-standers join the bully.
They call the victim names too
Scared they will be the next target if they do not.
By-standers stand by,
Trying to ignore what is happening, feeling badly later
Wishing they had been an up-stander.
So what do you want to be?
An Up-Stander, a Down-Stander or a By-Stander?
“I want to be a run-a-way-er,” he said, demonstrating.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2019