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Below is the poem entitled DOUBLE EDGED SWORD which was written by poet TuLisha Blackshear. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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the tongue is a double edged sword
nothing hurts more than the spoken word
harsh words can cut clear to the bone
sometimes it's better just to be alone

I'd rather be beaten with sticks or with stones
battered and bruised with broken bones
than to have my heart ripped out, torn and tattered
and treated as if my feelings don't even matter

so take your harsh words that cut like a knife
and control your tongue, I don't need the strife
all that I ask for is a little respect
so choose your words wisely, try using some tact

I too have feelings, just the same as you
and your words leave me with open wounds
so think about others before you speak
and about the havoc your words can wreak

always be aware of the feelings and needs of others and think before you speak
cause you never know the hurt you may cause

Copyright © TuLisha Blackshear

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  1. Date: 7/29/2009 10:49:00 AM
    Awesome poem. I feel the same way. I, too, would have rather been physically hurt rather than have to endure the hurt of what some of my closest loved ones have instilled in me with just there words. Emotional pain is excrutiating. SLV