WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR BROTHER? – RICH PASCHALL

“Sticks and stones…” but sometimes names do hurt. Before mistreating others, ask “What if it was my brother, sister, family member?” Bullying issues are sometimes addressed in song.  Hit “View original post” at the bottom to follow over to SERENDIPITY for the anti-bullying songs.

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Just Imagine, by Rich Paschall


Growing up. It’s hard, sometimes. For some, it can become hard forever. A youthful psyche can be delicate. An abusive environment can turn out to be too much to bear. Mistreatment can come in many forms, at many places. It can be home, school, or playground.  The young need to be loved — as does everyone. They most especially hate being laughed at.

I’m a little boy with glasses
The one they call a geek
A little girl who never smiles
‘Cause I have braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels to cry myself to sleep

The Peter, Paul and Mary Song “Don’t Laugh at Me” wasn’t just a generic story about kids that are picked on.  The author, Allen Shamblin, wrote it following his daughter telling the tale of being teased at school.   Years later Peter Yarrow was inspired by the song to…

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO LET THEM SHOW

What are your true colors?  No, I don’t mean your skin tone.  What are they on the inside?  Visit SERENDIPITY for my thoughts on growing up “different.”  Click this link:

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