poem: tongue








the double-edged sword

untamed, unsheathed

will injure to the death

any soul that allows

the verbal Diablo

to permeate

heart, mind or soul



sharp knifed tongue

slashes about

cutting and slicing

penetrating the

innocent heart

wounding a child…

a child of Our Father

happiness drains from the naive

removing former visions of peace,

brightness fade from the eyes



darkness envelops my brother

internal wounds lay unhealed

he is raw inside

barely contained

within the


otherwise known as

my brothers’ flesh

he becomes calloused

and seeks to slay as

he has been slain



sullied heart of my sister

cracked and incomplete

adorned with


and despondency,

punctured with cruel

words of another

replacing what was once

boundless sisterly love,

irreplaceable love,

love that would bless another




feb. 06/2007






The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.  Proverbs 10:20


Whoever of you loves life
       and desires to see many good days,

keep your tongue from evil
       and your lips from speaking lies.

Turn from evil and do good;
       seek peace and pursue it. Psalms 34:12-14


Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man?
       Why do you boast all day long,
       you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?

 Your tongue plots destruction;
       it is like a sharpened razor,
       you who practice deceit.

 You love evil rather than good,
       falsehood rather than speaking the truth. Psalm 52:1-3


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