The Tongue

By: Zettalee Dennis

 

Oh the tongue ... a tiny member ...

but such a fiery host ...

a weapon formed ... with words, it's armed ...

through them ... their victim, roast;

Missiles aimed upon the heart ...

as targets ... for their kill ...

not satisfied with flinching pain -

the sight of blood, it's thrill.

The tongue, filled with malicious words -

warheads, of bitter strife ...

pierce into a tender soul ...

and twist, like assassin's knife.

But the tongue when bridled,

as only - God can do ...

is made an instrument of life ...

yet borne ... sadly, by 'few';

What once, might have been so vile ...

a weapon, formed to kill -

God can change ... if humbled ...

and yielded - to His will.

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"Words scar more than you think; so think before you speak."

 

"Anger can make us speak our mind when we should be minding our

speech."

 

"A person with a sharp tongue will eventually cut their own throat."

 

"How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you."

 

"Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out." ~ Unknown

 

“There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.” (Proverbs 12:18)

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