Maybe words don’t hurt at first but after constant verbal abuse. Those words that began as scratches soon become deep rips. Deep Emotional rips. Those rips soon become scars. Those scars may soon appear on the outside. They become deeper than ever before. Impossible to be forgotten… Even harder to heal. Even when healed if hurt again, they open again. Then the cycle begins all over again. So words that start out not hurting, will hurt more then any pain that you could ever imagine. So sticks and stones may break your bones but those bones will heal and the pain will disappear. But those scars will always stay with or without pain. No matter what anyone can do or say.