chandra thiagarajan


The Tongue Poem by chandra thiagarajan


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 - 469 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

  • Gold Star - 9,730 Points Heather Wilkins (8/26/2013 3:06:00 PM)

    oh to control the tongue is quite a feat in itself. it can make and it can break (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,186 Points Valerie Dohren (8/25/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    True words Chandra, the tongue is a dangerous weapon. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,232 Points Ramesh Rai (8/22/2013 3:41:00 AM)

    A grand write. loved your ink (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Alookh (matin) (8/21/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    i read ur poem and i really liked it... thank u :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 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

  • Freshman - 754 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

  • Gold Star - 19,281 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

  • Gold Star - 5,811 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

  • Gold Star - 7,548 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

  • Silver Star - 3,244 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (8/14/2013 7:02:00 AM)

    truth there in these few words, Chandra. well done. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,154 Points Tiku . (8/14/2013 6:43:00 AM)

    yes its true it can start a war too.nice write. (Report) Reply

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