Sticks And Stones

Rating: 4.8
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.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
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COMMENTS
an 29 January 2021
did any body turn you volume up to listen and then a dd came up adn it was realy load
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when people mock your accent
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Bla bola bola 07 April 2019
Its tone is regret.Am I right
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MIRACULOUS LADYBUG LOVER 14 January 2019
Love the poem. Thanks for sharing.
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Nicholas Dean 11 June 2018
Sticks and stones break your bones but words may never hurt you unless they lack virtue
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Matthew Edwards 10 January 2017
Ruby Redfort is the name of a character found in a series of children's books by Lauren Child. I am guessing this poem is in one of these books. I think, however, that it was written by Brendan Byrne.
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Fiona Davidson 28 December 2008
Strong write Ruby...enjoyed it...thank you for sharing it...
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