Sticks and stones Canat break my bones but deprecatory comments from peers hurt me This collection of poems was used as a way to write down all of the emotions that I was thinking and feeling but could never talk about. These are not the happiest poems because most of them were written during a time when my life was not a happy life to live. It was filled with anger, thoughts of suicide, and grief. I hope to take you on a journey where you experience all of the emotions that I felt, both good and bad, while writing this book. There are no punches pulled and nothing held back, just my words, my thoughts, and a glimpse into my soul.