Cruel Words

(written April 2023)

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A tongue has no blade,

but it can cut a heart open.

Cruel words spoken pierce the softest flesh.

Like a mirror broken

the pieces scatter

now in shreds.

But you are not the one with venom on your lips

or acrid breath.

Words cannot multiply

without love or light

they will die.

So bury them

in the past.

In the dark, let them rot

and wither.

Then watch as the snake slithers


gone forever.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson

All rights reserved

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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