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SELF INFLICTED

Tongue lashings are bitter they hurt and injure Gnawing at both the heart of victim and abuser With each hostile strike both hearts bruise and deaden Hostility a most deadly poison injected as cheeks redden No word of a lie striking a chord You live by the sword you die by the sword AP: Honorable Mention 2020 Submitted on December 6, 2019, for contest IF YOU LIVE BY THE SWORD THEN YOU DIE BY THE SWORD sponsored by SILENT ONE - RANKED 1ST

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Date: 12/16/2019 4:12:00 PM
Great poem, Line. Congratulations on your top win. :)
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Date: 12/16/2019 4:34:00 PM
Thanks, Charles. Most appreciated.
Date: 12/16/2019 11:30:00 AM
So very true. Congratulations - Mike
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Date: 12/16/2019 12:04:00 PM
Thanks, Mike. Most appreciated.
Date: 12/15/2019 11:17:00 PM
Congratulations, Line on your fine win. So very true.
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Date: 12/16/2019 12:05:00 PM
Thank you, Subimal. Most appreciated.
Date: 12/15/2019 7:05:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 12/15/2019 7:49:00 PM
Thanks, Eve. Much appreciated.
Date: 12/15/2019 5:23:00 PM
Well done on getting a winning poem :)~ Lin
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Date: 12/15/2019 7:49:00 PM
Thanks, Gregory. Much appreciated.
Date: 12/15/2019 4:19:00 PM
Yes... you are right.. the tongue can be a treasure or it can be a curse... it can say things, that we can never take back.. this is a brilliant take on the contest.. Congratulations on your first place.
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Date: 12/15/2019 7:50:00 PM
For sure - once said words can never be unsaid. Thanks for your inspirational challenge, SO. Most appreciated.
Date: 12/15/2019 8:35:00 AM
Well done, Line! The tongue can be a deadly weapon.
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Date: 12/15/2019 1:48:00 PM
Thanks for your lovely visit and comment, Juliet.
Date: 12/10/2019 10:23:00 PM
So RIGHT you are. Tongue is the hardest sword to hit. Yet, every action has an equal n opposite reaction.
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Date: 12/10/2019 11:32:00 PM
Words of wisdom, Anisha.
Date: 12/9/2019 10:03:00 AM
The tongue was cut out in ancient Greek and Roman history (slaves were often punished by the, tongue, an ear or a eye been removed) an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth says the Old Testament - you live by the sword you die by the sword! The tongue can lash bitterly, and something said, can never be taken back! Enjoyed your so true write Line. Hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 12/9/2019 12:21:00 PM
Sometimes we long for those good old days... till we remember that we might have come up short ourselves especially before we became as wise as we are now. LOL
Date: 12/8/2019 12:49:00 PM
The tongue s the mightiest sword, for sure! So well-done. Great entry for the contest. Warmest wishes, Gershon
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Date: 12/8/2019 1:48:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon. Much appreciated.
Date: 12/8/2019 12:10:00 AM
Words cut better than the swords.. Nice poem..
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Date: 12/8/2019 9:49:00 AM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Jenish.
Date: 12/7/2019 6:02:00 PM
Hello Line ... certainly truth in your verse. The tongue along with the pen can be very powerful weapons - thanks Line - Lindsay
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Date: 12/7/2019 11:40:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Lindsay.
Date: 12/7/2019 12:19:00 PM
Line, I wonder at the lashing in your Rhyme word choice. Somehow, your compassion shows through to tender the sword's voice. That is simply amazing to me. Well done. -Richard
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Date: 12/7/2019 11:48:00 PM
Thanks for your lovely visit and compliment, Richard.
Date: 12/7/2019 2:14:00 AM
You have described tongue lashings so exceedingly well - with the reddened cheeks. Wise one, Line.
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Date: 12/7/2019 11:41:00 PM
Thanks, Caren. Much appreciated.
Date: 12/6/2019 10:27:00 PM
So much harsh anger... wow... power, pounded into every word... Well written. Ann
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Date: 12/6/2019 11:21:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Ann.
Date: 12/6/2019 7:20:00 PM
The tongue is such a powerful tool, too bad some people don't know when to sip it up lol . Very well done, dear poet.
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Date: 12/6/2019 9:20:00 PM
So true, Pixie. Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment.
Date: 12/6/2019 6:38:00 PM
this is powerful...words can be as sharp as any weapon... they can kill emotionally... love this...best wishes in the contest! hugs
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Date: 12/6/2019 6:47:00 PM
Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Sandra.
Date: 12/6/2019 5:59:00 PM
Tongues are swords that can kill the relationship that means tbe most to one..."Self inflicted" title leads to a finality that cannot be escaped from...great take on the theme, Line! Best for the concert! Warm regards, ~~Aqua M~~
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Date: 12/6/2019 6:47:00 PM
Thank you very much, Aqua Marine. Most appreciated.
Date: 12/6/2019 4:10:00 PM
Nicely done Line. Best of lick in the contest. Thanks for sharing
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Date: 12/6/2019 6:48:00 PM
Thanks, Gregory. Much appreciated.
Date: 12/6/2019 4:01:00 PM
Well done for the contest Line. Powerful :)
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Date: 12/6/2019 6:48:00 PM
Thanks, Heidi. Much appreciated.
Date: 12/6/2019 4:00:00 PM
Really cool Line and so true. Words are like weapons when used against another but hurt just as bad when echoed back.
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Date: 12/6/2019 6:48:00 PM
So true. Thanks for your much appreciated visit and comment, Chris.