I finally understood the phrase ‘a deer in the headlights’. Momentarily stunned by the lights, I stood on the stage before my fellow students.
“Today is the day we must cry out to the world, ‘NO MORE LIVES RUINED.’”
On cue, others came onto stage hand-in-hand.
“Let us all stand and join hands. Let us cry out to the world, ‘WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE BULLYING ANYMORE.’”
As the hall lights came up I could see all, even teachers, standing hand-in-hand, repeating the words.
“Bullied into suicide, there will be no more like my friend, Michael. To this I dedicate my life.”
A roar of voices erupted, “FOR MICHAEL!”