STICKS AND STONES

Dean contemplates his life in the context of the children's nursery rhyme ... anyone want to give him a hug?

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"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me …"

Words like 'weak', 'burden', 'pathetic', 'coward', 'worthless' … words that hurt;

Words spoken in heat by people he loved;

Words that were deliberately chosen to shatter his fragile soul into tiny fragments;

Words that haunted his dreams;

Words that bludgeoned his spirit into docile submission;

Words that broke his heart.

And the worst word of them all, the one Sam used when he left for Stanford; "Goodbye"

Yes, words might not make you bleed, but Dean would gladly take the sticks and stones any day.

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