Tag Archives: Inflict Pain

Sticks and Stones ~

Tongues of Fire by Johannes Stafuffer free photo #5906

Sticks and stones,
indeed break bones
but, names still hurt
when they are thrown.

Hot, fiery words,
meant to cause pain
for years and years
the flames remain.

Bones they mend,
bones they heal
but, names poison
the way we feel.

They penetrate,
deep, so deep
wounded souls
weep and weep.

Before you cast,
an angry word
think of the ones
you too have heard.

For sticks might break,
stones can miss their mark
but names, oh names . . .
always hits ~ the heart!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

James 3:6
King James Version

“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members,
that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature;
and it is set on fire of hell.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Deadly Weapon ~

Take Control used with permission IBible Verses

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

James 3:8
King James Version

“But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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