Sticks And Stones

Sticks And Stones

A Poem by A.Lee

You just don’t deserve to live

You told her time and time again

You didn’t know it’d never end

That she would just accept her curse


Oh please, just cut yourself to pieces

The farewell echoes in her ears

Though she should not be shedding tears

Its all she knows


No one cares and no one wants you.

You’re just a witch child. God’s mistake.

The only one he’ll ever make.

You’ll live in darkness.  Never light.

You’ll have no comfort.  Only fright


Words spoken oh so long ago

Put salt on wounds she’s always known

When they come ripping through her heart

They start to tear her world apart


You can’t undo the hurt you caused

And love bestowed is only lost

She knows the kindness never lasts

And she’s resigned to face the facts


You were always right, you know

She could never be good enough

So she gave and gave and gave

To try and push the hurt away


I can’t believe I gave birth to you

And she just shakes her head and sighs

To hear approval from your lips

Is what she’s yearned for all her life…

© 2010 A.Lee

Author's Note

I don't know if this is really "finished", but I just couldn't bring myself to write more than that. So this is it for now at least.

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I hate it when people do what I'm about to do, but Ashely Beth said it all. I want to give my own review, but I would just be repeating what she already said. So, I will ^_^
This came out so beautiful for something that is so tragic. This sounds finished to me. It's so beautiful to me. Everytime I try writing a poem about something that is hard for me to say, it never comes out so clean like this. It never has such a good rhyme scheme, it's always just me being angry and you can tell. This... this is different. This was... I don't know another word. So, I will say it again: Beautiful.

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Negative self image …is always a gift from our careless caretakers….
But in the long run…we must overcome it…
The way you depicted the dilemma….of a mind in agony…
Touched me….

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was nicely written. I like the poem. It was very good. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow, that, was really sad. Now I feel all emo... But it was really, really good. Really good.

Posted 10 Years Ago

You have an amazing way with words to turn a hideous situation into beautiful heart filled literary art

Posted 10 Years Ago

this is so Sad Yet so beautiful a beautifully broken spirit it seems has said what she needs to say it's lovely just the way it tis. Tc hugs god bless

Posted 10 Years Ago

It's good as it is.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Excellent poem

Posted 10 Years Ago

Gosh, what can I say? That was an incredible write. It was captivating, heartbreaking, and moving, in all and any way possible, and told a very real, and very serious story. I thought that you wrote this beautifully, and that the title was particuarly fitting for this poem. Nice work,

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is a very powerful write....really invoked strong emotion in me, at least, and as far as the writing that was very very good as well...
Um I know you've probably heard this before, but someone like that isn't someone who deserves you working for their fact you don't even any human's approval in the end, you're a beautiful and extraordinary person, I hardly even know you but I know that already....Idk I probably sound like a shrink and it's probably weird to hear in a review and totally inappropriate setting for me to say this in. And you probably already know, it's just something you can't get past even when you know...yeah. Sorry. I just feel really strongly about this, I guess.
Well, you're an amazing person, Angela. And a very good writer too, I must say. This was an extraordinary piece. Well written...keep writing. And please forgive me for this review haha...

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on August 3, 2010
Last Updated on August 3, 2010



Monroe, GA

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