chandra thiagarajan


The Tongue


The tongue
Can utter sweet words
Of love and affection
Of praise and gratitude
To fill the mind.

The same tongue
Can become a sharp knife
Of cutting with words crude
Without drawing blood
To kill the mind.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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  • Rookie - 16 Points Yasmeen Khan (8/27/2013 6:25:00 AM)

    Yes, the piece of flesh can win the hearts or break the hearts. Words we utter have great impact. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 521 Points Unwritten Soul (8/21/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    Tongue is a weapon that have powerful effect than any gun...not easy to carry this gun...because if we wrongly use it..we done! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Kavya . (8/16/2013 5:17:00 AM)

    the poem very aptly describes the twin sided role of a tongue........it can make or mar a life......an excellent write (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,587 Points Valsa George (8/15/2013 11:55:00 AM)

    Yes words can cut and words can heal! Tongue if properly and wisely used can conquer and build! If carelessly used can damage and destroy! Nice write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,474 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/15/2013 10:31:00 AM)

    Tongue allows one to enjoy different tastes to enjoy food. But we must control it about what it does to others through voice and language it creates. Even a wound afflicted by a sword may heal but damage due to the tongue may not heal. Beautifully said in a few words of wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,081 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/14/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    So true, it can lift one to heaven or hell. Beautiful poem and great message it carries.. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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