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.
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.
Sticks and stones break your bones but words may never hurt you unless they lack virtue
This is exactly the opposite of what the original quote's point is. And your whole poem is invalidated by using the original quote as the first sentence, it's a huge oxymoron
did any body turn you volume up to listen and then a dd came up adn it was realy load
when people mock your accent
Its tone is regret.Am I right
Love the poem. Thanks for sharing.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Strong write Ruby...enjoyed it...thank you for sharing it...