Brianna L. // PROUD

Rain pounding at the glass windows.

Laughter erupting

The girl was staring…

At what?

My Star of David necklace

‘’Shame on you, you Jew.’’ she chanted

My heart suddenly sank,

My mood felt as if someone was to lift the rug from under me.

Once the bus came to a stop, I bolted.

Just to get away from her!

She has a reputation.

All I could hear was ‘’shame on you.’’ replaying in my head, as if it was on an endless loop.

Constantly circling back for another devastating round.

I then opened the clasp and removed it from my neck.

  No one deserves to be discriminated for race or religion.

I quickly put it back on, so that everyone could take note of it.

I will always be proud!