Ella Skye Hackney – Standing Up

Ella Hackney LE P&W Children Jan 2019

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Standing Up, poem by Ella Skye Hackney 

Ella Skye Hackney is nine years old and lives in New York with her parents and dog Owen. She loves ice skating, creating graphic novels, and political activism. She wrote “Standing Up” after attending the Women’s March in NYC.

I think it’s cool when boys
stand up for girls
even when the girls
are the ones being hurt,

when friends stand up for friends
who are facing
really big bullies,

when Americans stand up
for immigrants
who want a better life
for their babies,

when we all stand up
to protect the Earth.

We are all part of this one world.
Shouldn’t we stand together?

© Ella Skye Hackney