Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones

October 16, 2009
In the beginning of ninth grade she was a good friend. Or so I thought. We always walked down the hall to Mrs. Robertson’s class. We talked about what ever came to mind. It was never anything bad, just how we felt about what happened in math that day. It was always a carefree friendship. But I never knew she was so vicious.

“ Oh My God. You are so stupid!” She said, like she always did.

“I’m sorry.” What else could I say?

“You’re so fake,” she just loved to belittle me.

“I’m sorry.” It’s all that would come out.

“You are so untrustworthy. You will never have real friends.” How could she say that? I was always there for her. I kept her secrets. How can just one ‘friend’ cut me down to my heart?

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. What a load of bulls***. Words hurt. They cut you like a knife, only in your heart. Verbal bullying hurts just as bad as physical bullying. Sure you don’t get hit, but you are left with a scar that last just as long, if not longer.

You’re stupid. You’re ugly. You’re gay. Why do we say these things? Is it to make us feel better, while another kid feels bad? Just one comment about someone can be forever seared into someone’s memory. Those comments will stick in their heads. I’m ugly?

Do we even thing of the consequences of our actions? I know my friend didn’t. She still doesn’t care if those words hurt, just like most bullies. Things need to be changed. People need to be more proactive about things. Don’t just let kids get picked on. Help them.

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vampzRfriendz said...
Dec. 22, 2009 at 5:51 pm
i agree but its always going to happen because kids do do that to make themselves feel better.
tj123 said...
Nov. 8, 2009 at 2:56 am
I totally agree! Have you ever heard of the song "Don't Laugh At Me", by Mark Wills? If not, you should google it and listen. Love that song! Really gets to you!
MisplacedTexan14 replied...
Jan. 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm
I love that song!
I had a friend like that in 4th grade. She would insult me, hurt me so much, then smile and say "Just Kidding." Later, she moved and I decided it wasn't worth it to keep in touch. I still wonder if she knew how much she hurt me. And if so, is she sorry?
Lostinbooks This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 30, 2009 at 11:22 pm
I agree. I have nothing more to say. I agree.
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