Stop waving Knives Deja de agitar los cuchillos

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He listened to the story of a Father today …

As the girl was humiliated in class,

They had forgotten their words cut,

Made lashes as they touched the surface,

Then slowly deepened with every sarcastic blade,

As they all happily joined in amusement,

Like a chorus, not a moment of reflection,

Knife throwing was the game,

Waving their knives aiming at their target,

Rapid were their tongues, snappy happy with their lunges,

The louder the better, so they could all join in the circus,

Forgetting her enthusiasm for learning and life,

Belittling her ideas, words or viewpoint,

Thank God, The circus was over, someone had listened, she was moved to another class …

We speak of knives on our streets,

we forget the knives,

at school,

at home and at work …

By Natasha

Escuchó la historia de Un Padre Hoy

Como la niña fue humillada en clase,
Habían olvidado sus palabras hacen cortadas,
Hicieron arañazos al tocar la superficie.
Luego, poco a poco se profundiza con cada palabra sarcástica,
Como todos se unieron alegremente en la diversión,
Como un coro, no un momento de reflexión,
Tirar el cuchillo era el juego,
Agitando sus cuchillos apuntando a su objetivo,
Rápidos fueron sus lenguas, felices felices con sus estocadas,
Cuanto más fuerte mejor, para que todos puedan unirse al circo,
Olvidando su entusiasmo por el aprendizaje y la vida,
Desestimando sus ideas, palabras o puntos de vista,
Gracias a Dios, el circo había terminado, alguien había escuchado, fue trasladada a otra clase …
Hablamos de cuchillos en nuestras calles,
nos olvidamos de los cuchillos,
en la escuela,
en casa y en el trabajo …
Por Natasha

Published by Luisa Natasha Parker

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