Even though I am grown, the little girl in me still has her triggers. This song is one of those triggers. However it is an important song and every word of it rings true. I can relate to Alyssa, but I was more fortunate. I lived to tell you my story. Please do not wait until it is too late to act on behalf of a child. You might be the only voice that can reach into the right places to save a life. Please watch the video and don’t go off on religion because what your belief system is isn’t the issue here. The genre of music you prefer is also not the issue here. The message of this song is an important one. It was then, and it is now.
I was abused at home and bullied at school. I know the reality of such an existence and NO child should ever go through the things I have endured. To this day I do not associate much with former classmates. Why? They are triggers. They may very well be different people now, but the place and seeing them still triggers memories of a time and a place that made me stronger–but it also made me a very non-trusting individual in my later years. Some of my classmates are friends, but there are those I avoid for a reason.