Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

A Poem by Carole

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

 

 

How obsurd!

 

Pondering,

Musing,

Wondering?

 

Where did the author of

the quote

above

get such a

preponderous

idea?

 

Did they actually

live on

this planet?

 

Perhaps this

was quoted by

an Ostrich.

 

The one with

his head in the sand.

© 2009 Carole


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this has me running off to google the dang thing, though my assumption would be Shakes
I like what you've done with it however. It is a rather silly notion....almost taunting the word slinger into grabbing a club...

thanks for sharing! enjoyed this

Posted 16 Years Ago


8 of 8 people found this review constructive.




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There are times that words are far more hurtful than a stick or stone could possibly be...and the black and blue they leave lasts a lifetime. Thought provoking words here, Carole....well worth the read. Lydia

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

a lack of words can hurt too.

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You make a very valid point. Sometimes the wounds from sticks and stones heal much faster than those inflicted by words. You did a great job.

Posted 16 Years Ago


I maintain the power of words is only in the minds of people. I was raised to Ignore the ignorant. I was called red n****r and breed, all through my childhood. My Paw was called Squaw Man. He took it as a compliment, although some intended it as an insult. Maw always, told us, ''You are one of the people. Do not stoop to their level.'' That has stood me in good stead. I know who I am and no one can define me, as otherwise. The only words I know, that can inflict pain, are Louisville Slugger. LOL



Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hee hee...I don't know if this is an actual poem...seems more like a random thought, but I loved it nonetheless. I've never thought of it that way!

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A lovely lesson for an ostrich. And for us. Words can break more than bones. I enjoyed this very much.

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so true! Such a funny poem you wrote, I loved the ending!!!

Posted 16 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


Cute observation. I can not say I agree with it 100%, but I find it nicely presented, and very entertaining
Good Work

:-)



Posted 16 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

words DO harm...they scar, they rip away self-esteem, they leave a hole in the heart. They echo over and over in the mind. Thay haunt. They sow self-doubt. I love this little rant of yours! Well spoken.

Posted 16 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

I think I would rather have someone throw a stick at me than evil mean words as they lie in the heart and fester,,Truthful write..god bless Valentine

Posted 16 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


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Carole
Carole

Rio Rancho, NM



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