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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can also hurt me.
Stones and sticks break only skin, while words are ghosts that haunt me.
Slant and curved the word-swords fall, it pierces and sticks inside me.
Bats and bricks may ache through bones, but words can mortify me.
Pain from words has left its' scar, on mind and hear that's tender.
Cuts and bruises have not healed, it's words that I remember.

Submitted: Sunday, December 28, 2008
Edited: Friday, April 06, 2012


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  • Fiona Davidson (12/28/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    Strong write Ruby...enjoyed it...thank you for sharing it...

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