• Sticks and stones may graze my flesh
    But words shall have no such effect

    I laugh at such ignorance
    For I know the difference
    'Twixt hurt and a deeper pain
    I have seen what words have slain
    Sentences like a two-edged sword
    An unguarded heart will horde
    To be unearthed in later days
    And used again in vengeful ways
    Now those lines hold allegation
    Simply await the retaliation
    Learn from this, and take heed
    Words can make the spirit bleed