'Poem from performance, 'The lying doctors'.' by art+power

Sticks and stones may break my bones

But names can hurt and harm you inside

They touch a tender spot

They make you feel horrible

Names stick in your heart

Once called a name

It stays in your mind all the time

When you are called a name enough

You get to think it is right

You can’t get away from it.


Names:


Mental

Backward

Stupid

Babby

Baby names

Subnormal

Low grade

Slow

Brain lost.


A name lingers....

It starts with a doctor

A specialist

A head-shrinker

A social worker

Teachers

Headmasters...

It spreads like measles

Name calling is like an epidemic