07 October 2019

OctPoWriMo 7 - Be Kind

Prompt: Tongue
Form: Tongue Twister

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Be Kind

Sweet and sugary, sticky saccharine syrup
Sour and stinging sharp
Bitter and broken
A silver tongue can shiver and sliver and shred a soul

Sticks and stones shatter and smash
Words can crush and cripple
Fragment and fracture
Hammer a heart and split it in pieces

Restore, repair, and rebuild
Speak life
Twist your tongue to treat the trauma
Be benevolent, beneficent, good
Be kind


  1. I really like the combination of silver with "shiver, sliver and shred." It has a nice rhythm and feel.

  2. I'm picturing this as a spoken word piece!

  3. Sticks and stones batter the surface but words strike at the soul. Well-written tongue twister with an important message.
    Jade Li at http://tao-talk.com