When they wield their words like weapons,
Tongues dripping with malicious venom,
Trying to inflict some mortal wound,
Attempting to cut you down to their size,
Slice your self worth to useless ribbons,
Try to silence your mind,
Take your stance and shield up,
Absorb what you can,
Turn their negativity into beauty,
Transform the pain into some sweet victory,
Dull their blades with creativity,
Reshape the power of their words to your benefit.