sticks and stones may break my bones
but words have broken my spirit
It's like I'm screaming loud as I can
But no one ever cares to hear it.
I yell and howl and pound my fists
I kick and wail and bluster
it's like I fail to even exist
and life has lost its luster.

A stoic statue I remain
Don't let them in
they'll just cause you pain
A stoic statue, won't let them see
their words like knives are killing me.
Silver blades penetrate my spine
but I smile, I laugh
just say "I'm fine"

stoic statue
I must restrain
must block out
the awful names
so in the end, won't ask for help
Even if I lose myself.