A Poem by Phill Oz O'fee

Take time out ............



Use your sticks and stones

Instead of hurtful harsh words

I would feel less pain

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© 2017 Phill Oz O'fee

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Words are only venom to the mind. If you don't give them teeth, they won't bite. Easier said than done, I guess. I know like many I too let them bite. And God do they hurt. A stick will break your legs, but words can burn down your soul. Insightingly enjoyable poem. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

yes, words are so Dickinson said "the power to kill and the power to heal"

nicely said Phill

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

i agree, words can really hit low, nice poem keep making more

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

It seems there is a great surplus of hurtful words around today and the anonymity of the internet makes it a mask for cowards to hurl insults from a safe distance. But those words are never as hurtful as ones that come from a loved one. I figured out long ago that how much you care about someone is directly proportionate to their ability to piss you off. Good write, short and to the mark.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

I won't deny, it takes great courage to bottle up hot steam when the other person hits you with verbal stones and sticks.... It is a virtue we all admire but once in a while it is inevitable.

Anyone who don't offend in words is a perfect man.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

mmm very true Phill... the marks of stones and sticks can be forgotten but the ones that harsh hurtful words leave... they stay on forever and its not easy to forgive...

the worst kinds as you can never show your damage to others.....

very nicely done in few words..

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

the power of life and death is in the tongue-Proverbs 18:21

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


4 Weeks Ago

Beautiful review ma'am
Yes and more yes! Great senryu and powerful image and words. Verbal abuse and written abuse slays- both literally and figuratively. Thanks for the most important and eloquent poem Phill!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

I always say that mental and emotional abuse is much harmful than the physical one, and You've said it just strongly right!!!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Oh yes . . . as a child of abuse, there are some that will minimize by saying: "Oh, for me, it was only verbal abuse" . . . I'll take sticks & stones any day. This is about as impactful as a sledge hammer! (in a good way!) . . . (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

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Phill Oz O'fee
Phill Oz O'fee

Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

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