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GUARD YOUR TONGUE

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GUARD YOUR TONGUE


A little tool yet a powerful force
forges unity and strength
Yet creates a great divide

Elusive as a sunbeam
It slithers and slips
A challenge to bridle a thorn in the hip

Such a great motivator
Promoting confidence here 
But chaos there

A weapon of mass destruction
This wee little spark
Sends mountains into raging fires 

A double- edged sword
One side dripping with honey
The other the venom of a viper 

Man who  with a little rudder controls  huge battleships
 Will struggle eternally to  bridle 
 this wee tool …..The tongue.

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  1. Date: 6/15/2011 3:22:00 PM
    How true! It can be a hurtful weapon when not guarded. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 10:53:00 PM
    A clever piece, Margaret! I can relate to this "weapon of mass destruction"...: ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 7:36:00 AM
    Margareth, Your words hold such truth! Thanks for sharing this. We usually don't pay attention to the powerful weapon- the tongue! I enjoyed this. Will read more or your work. Please do the same for me. Thanks. Ladybug12

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 3:44:00 PM
    You've got that one right. Very difficult and for some more than others. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 11:33:00 AM
    Interesting poem.