GUARD YOUR TONGUE

Written by: Margaret Okubo


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.