Raiyah Tyers

Block A

The Danger of Silence.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silences of our friends” Martin Luther King Jr.

I’ll never forget how friend of mine got a job in grade 7. He was working really hard and making good money. Most of the other students were buying chips and snacks with their allowance, but he was saving his money. A few weeks after he got his job, he also got a girlfriend. She seemed a little sketchy and he seemed to be happy so I didn’t say anything. She went to my school but I never talked to her before. She dresses very inappropriately was sort of obnoxiously loud when she spoke. She was like something you would scrape off the bottom of your shoe after walking the streets of down town. I noticed she would always ask my friend for money; mostly small amounts here and there. Like a love sick puppy he followed her around and got her whatever she wanted. For such a sweet hard working guy, I hated watching him being taken advantage of like that. I did not trust this girl; therefore i wanted to say something to him. My other friends told me that he was really happy and that I should leave him be, so I did. Eventually she left him and he was heartbroken. I regret not saying anything to him, for he deserved so much better. Luckily he is much more careful with his money and his heart now. I just wish I could have told him to do that back then.