Stick and Stones

September 23, 2008
By Bethany Ao, Wilmington, NC

They glare at me with hatred,
Bitterness reflecting in their eyes.
Hurtful words smack me hard.
Insults hurl across the hall
To find their mark - me.
A paper airplane jabs my shoulder.
Wads of half-chewed gum bounce off my back.
Yet I charge forward.
I refuse to let them get to me.
They will not break my shell.
I am stronger than they are.
They cannot hurt me.
I hold my head high,
And march past my tormentors.
Stick and stones will break my bones,
But words will never hurt me.

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on Feb. 25 2009 at 12:18 am
iheartvolleyball, North Jersey, New Jersey
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i like how you elaborated on the old saying. it gave it a new meaning and your poem was really well written =]

IAmNotAlive said...
on Nov. 10 2008 at 8:41 pm
I really liked how you took the old saying "sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me" and turned it into a poem. Although I don't agree with that saying I liked your poem. If you want you can check out my poems:


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