Sticks and Stones



 One thing that I find disturbing is when parents talk ” junk” about their children. Apparently they don’t realize what they are stamping into those little beautiful heads that they brought into this world.  Labeling them as “the mean one” or “the dumb one” or “the bad one” is so destructive and will be with them all their life!  The Sticks and Stones poem is a farce. Words make a difference.

Sticks and Stones will break your bones

But names will never hurt you


Sticks and Stones will break my bones

And words will hurt me even more

Bones heal

Remembered from time to time

Words leave scars on the soul

Indelible marks

Never erased

Perhaps forgiven

But, always there

Just like it was yesterday

10 thoughts on “Sticks and Stones

  1. I have to totally agreed with you…
    I do hate it I hear parents calling their babies 👶 name and hurt 😭 their delicate feelings..

    And you are so right about words.. and how they stay with you..

    Love ❤️ your poetry.. it’s so real and true..,
    Shoutout to you..

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  2. Excellent poem. Words DO hurt. Verbal abuse IS real.It is as real as physical abuse, but the scars are hidden-sometimes only to be made visible by self harm. I like James 1:19 NLT-“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

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