“…sticks and stones may break my bones…” but words hurt either way

He said, “Just because you’re used to it, doesn’t mean it’s okay…doesn’t mean it hurts any less.”

He said, “They just don’t understand you, but I do. I’m here for you. Ignore them. You don’t need them. You’re strong by yourself.”

She said, “I’ve never seen someone in such pain. All I wanted to do was help you make it go away…but I couldn’t.”

They said, “No one wants to be your friend. You’re weird, so weird.”

He said, “I believe everyone deserves a chance and everyone deserves a friend. I will never turn you away…you are my friend.”

He said, “Even through your pain and your screams, you still want a whole family.”

She said, “I knew you wouldn’t get in. Why would the colleges accept you? Are they crazy?”

He said, “I will be here as long as life lets me.”

He said, “I go out of my way to make you happy and be there for you because you ask me to. I will always be here for you. I’m not going anywhere.”

They said, “She’s just pretending. Don’t believe her.”

She said, “I had a daughter! Not a son!”

He said, “I’ve never met someone as special as you. I will never let you go.”

He said, “Never forget where you’ve been because it’s what made you, you.”

She said, “No boy would want a girl with scars. They make you ugly. You aren’t pretty with them, don’t you see?”

They said, “Look are her scars. Have you seen her scars?….why does she have so many?”

He said, “Don’t listen to them. Don’t listen to their words. Listen to me. And I will never let you go.”

*** Note: “He”, “She”, and “They” are used very loosely to describe multiple (groups of) people