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Sharp Tongues

Poetry By: dibbledabble

I was going to work on a humour story tonight, but then out of the blue this lodged its self in my brain. It is something I have written about before (Blankets) It a subject that is near to my heart.

I am sure that as writers and thinkers you will all concur with my thoughts.

Thank you to Blackmyst for prompting this poem by ways of a comment I was leaving them.

Submitted:May 25, 2012    Reads: 44    Comments: 7    Likes: 3   

Sharp Tongues


The words slashed, cutting deep.


Blunt as a hammer.

The knife so cleverly twisted

as to render the wielder innocent.


Indeed, they are righteous

Capitulation is the proof.

Dry mouthed, wet eyed

Inability is no defence

Deserved ineffectiveness


Deep cuts bare

Hammer blows hurt

Oh, the incisions and bruises

Fade quickly

But beneath the pain fester.


Bandaged in cruel words

Embalming in wretchedness

Buried in doubt, A half-life lives

Confused suppression exists

The meagre are vanquished


A clever tongue and wicked mind

Can drive a life to destruction

A poetic tongue and compassionate mind

Can guide a life towards fulfilment

Which carries more kudos?

By Dibs


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