Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


January 9, 2014

Wading through the rain

Young girl denounces bullies through song



Zoe Nepomnayshy

I know a lot about you, and about what you can do

Like trying to always bring me down, right back down to the ground.

You seemed so nice and caring, too, but I should not have trusted you,

Because beneath those heartfelt smiles, lay insecurities that ran for miles.

I thought we’d be the best of friends, sharing laughter ‘til the end,

Instead you shared with me your rage, and let your tiger out of its cage.

You laughed at every move I made, you lied and took my friends away,

You ruined lots of days at school, and made me feel like a fool.

(Chorus) Don’t tell me I can’t feel the rain, don’t tell me I can’t hear the wind.

Don’t tell me I can’t see the rooftops, even if you say only you can.

I felt so lost and afraid, knowing I had been betrayed

Not knowing which way to turn, I knew I had a lot to learn.

You made me feel so very small, but that is not true at all

I know that I have got the key, to unlock the power in me.

When people come in my life, and make me feel less than tall, I know what to do ...

I must break the chain of feeling sad and refrain from making others feel small.

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