Ruby Redfort

Sticks And Stones - Poem by Ruby Redfort

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.

Comments about Sticks And Stones by Ruby Redfort

  • (1/14/2019 6:17:00 PM)

    Love the poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/11/2018 7:24:00 PM)

    Sticks and stones break your bones but words may never hurt you unless they lack virtue (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2017 7:43:00 AM)

    Change the author!
    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. (Report) Reply

  • (12/28/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    Strong write Ruby...enjoyed it...thank you for sharing it... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 28, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, April 6, 2012

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