Words Poems: 225 / 500

The Fiery Tongue

Rating: 5.0

Who can quench the tongue in its fiery flame
That member of the body known only by its name
Not easily subdued nor always able to tame
Stirs up strife and stays ahead of the game

It sets the heart aflame, oh! so many time
Stirs up the emotions at the drop of a dime
Known to be the cause of many a great fall
Words spoken are sometimes as bitter as gall

A part of the body that can either wound or heal
Can speak cruel words of hate or of love so real
Will build up high and can also tear down
Speak words that can save or either let drown

The words that are spoken can do harm or good
Its lies and deceits is not always understood
A tongue can be tamed whether you believe it or not
Put out its burning fire and give it all you got


Copyright 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013
Words Poems: 225 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: tongue
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Control thy tongue. Always think before you say. Nice poem.

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Heather Wilkins 12 June 2013

words can be fiery and hurt. A soft touch is much better.

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Valerie Dohren 14 March 2013

Words can hurt or heal, they should be used wisely. Well said and well written.

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Valerie Dohren 14 March 2013

Words can hurt or heal, they should be used wisely. Well said and well written.

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Neela Nath Das 09 March 2013

Wonderful Paricia, just can say wonderful.Had tongue been made of glass we would have been much careful while throwing any word.Deserve more than 10.

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Inna Zhukova 12 May 2018

Thank you very much for the poem. So wise and deep.

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Amitava Sur 23 October 2013

A nice thought provoking poem........ rightly identified a limb to be very greedy & unpredictable...... lovely

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Vineet Chhikara 26 August 2013

Tongue..... one has to be very careful of it..... it can break any relation.... i loved ur poem and also yer rhyming scheme.....

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Sj Holland 23 August 2013

Stirs up the emotions at the drop of a dime. It certainly can! I think the last line is an excellent suggestion. Another good poem about wisdom.

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Aswath Raman 16 August 2013

Yes Ma'am. The tounge of a man really makes the level of other's perception about him. There is nothing sweeter than loving words and nothing else would cut through as a switch blade to a rib cage (As eminem puts it) A thought provoking write!

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