Memphis School of Excellence
Shelby County, Tennessee

Words are very powerful
They hurt the most
It’s not the punches and kicks
It’s the checks and jokes

Words make you hate what you love
Make you leave when you wanna stay

Their words just keep going
Line after line
I need help from the divine

Their words were like punches
That came in bunches

Their words hurt and nothing could soften the blow
The pain was so dreadful
It interrupted my blood flow

I heard their words coming another time
Making someone feel this way has to be a crime

With punches and kicks the pain goes away
But I will never forget the words you said
To make me feel this way