So as I was watching the Today show this morning I see the story about Pheobe Prince, the 15 year-old who committed suicide after being bullied at school. The six kids who taunted her, aged 16-18, are being charged with felonies, which I can’t disagree with. One girl changed her facebook status to something close to “She did this to herself” after Prince’s suicide. I can’t believe how heartless some kids can be.
Hours later I come to work and open a box of books to receive and what do I find?… Think Again by JonArno Lawson. A collection of poems for young adults. It all just fit together so tightly that I couldn’t possibly chose another subject.
I would like to point out that the book isn’t written by a young adult, but for young adults and that it’s not a total Debbie Downer… it has poems of all kinds.
Wide awake and worried, and wondering what
Do I don’t I will I won’t I wonder so, and so
Would you if you were me I wonder though
If I would worry just as much, if I were you.