The tongue is a deadly weapon,
we use it for our own gain
like an arrow we shoot it off
to inflict on others a taste of pain.
Gossip is just another way,
for it to hit its intended mark
the lies it chooses to project
leaves not a soul in the dark.
The busybody likes to spin tales,
into stories somewhat true
it takes another gossip-monger
to make the rumors stick like glue.
The idle tongue loosely jabbers,
while it travels on its scandalous quest
telling all those who will listen
“I need to get something off my chest.”
The bitter arrows fly at will,
they know the target in their sight
for the lying lips behind the gossip
don’t care if they are wrong or right.
With bitter words and acid talk,
the tongue will bend and sway
but rest assured my prattling friend
our words will return to us one day.
It’s true the tongue holds great power,
it can bring about life or even death
so tame it while you still can . . .
or learn to hold your bloody breath!
King James Version
“But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.“
Deborah Ann Belka