Sticks and Stones

Chapter 1

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by: Apathy_
Once
There was a four year old girl
And she liked to say
"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names will never hurt me"
She was young
And she believed it.

Once
There was an eight year old girl
And she liked to say
"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names will never hurt me"
And there seemed to be
Less truth in those words
But she still repeated them
In hope.

Once
There was a twelve year old girl
And she liked to say
"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names will never hurt me"
She didn't believe it
But better to make
Them think she did
So maybe they'd
Believe it too.

Once
There was a thirteen year old girl
And she used to say
"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names will leave permanent emotional scars"
And she told them
She'd take sticks and stones
Over permanent scars
Any day.

Once
There was a fifteen year old girl
And she'd liked to say
"Sticks and stones may break my bones
But names will never hurt me"
So very much
That her parents decided
That it should be written
On her gravestone.

~Jenni xxx

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