The Tongue Unleashed, A Deadly Device

Tongue Unleashed …

Tongue Unleashed








Innocence Lost

Torrent words last forever

Never again to regain control

Spoken words, poison that robs the source of life

Penetrating deep

This unrelenting rife

The tongue unleashed

A deadly device

More powerful than truth

When left to purposely unfold

Rising up in anger

Harsh, so vividly bold

The undying fireworks kindle

With hateful wrath

Innocent unwilling to go there

The frightful, untruthful path

Tongue thrashing

Sickle cuts like a sword

Removing hopes

Dreams abhorred

Words distorted, efforts aborted

Unable to extinguish the raging fire

Innocent submits, cows down in defeat

Never to rise again

Through the wagging tongue’s quagmire,

and unforgivable deceit.


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Ruby Fuller

I am a retired R. N. who loves to write poetry and fiction. I have just found recently that I love to write flash fiction with a twist. I write on hub under the name of always exploring- AKA Ruby Fuller.

14 thoughts on “The Tongue Unleashed, A Deadly Device

  • August 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Oh my so very true Ruby, there is nothing more painful and lasting than hurtful words. The lasting sting so hard to erase. Very well done in image and expression.


  • August 26, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    Hello Mel, I should explain why I wrote this piece. My nephew Tommy John was a gay 24 year old who died from AIDS about 10 years ago. I wrote his story and it was featured on HubPages. I had many readers who read and commented their thoughts, all kind and sweet, except two people who ripped me apart. They hated gay people. I was so hurt and mad, I wrote this for him. He was the sweetest young man who was treated unkindly by his own siblings. I wanted to give him a voice. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

  • August 26, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    How kind and loving of you, Ruby, to give Tommy John a voice. Word can be like swords that cut deep and you expressed this very well. I do not recall reading the hub about about your nephew, but I believe you have given his spirit peace with your love and understanding. Well done.

  • August 26, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    PS: Ruby, please visit the forum thread ‘Book or eBook of The Creative Exiles’ and post a list of your poems (up to 10 and list titles only) that you would like included in our first book. Or send your list to John, Tony, Jamie or me. Thank you.

  • August 27, 2016 at 1:55 AM

    Very emotive of those words that can tear us apart. Well penned and expressed Ruby…I enjoyed the work.

  • August 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Hello Phyllis. The title of the story was, ” Little Love Was He Ever Shown ” I wrote his life story and concluded with a poem. It was featured on HubPages for a long time. It is no longer featured. I simply love your comment. You are so kind. God Bless
    PS: I made a list of my poetry and sent it to Jamie. Thanks again..

  • August 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM

    Hello Tony. Thank you, happy you enjoyed my work…

  • August 28, 2016 at 1:04 AM

    Your poetic words sure speak the truth. Hateful and deceitful words can cut sharper than a knife.

  • August 28, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Hello Rasma. I agree the tongue can either be sweet or cruel. Thank you so much.

  • September 6, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    I have learned, over the years, to curb that weapon I once loved to use. It is painful being on the receiving end of unkind and hateful words. Perhaps, my friend, I’m finally getting wiser in my advancing years. Thank you for the reminder.

  • September 6, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Hello Bill. It’s so good to see you here. I too have had my times when my tongue spoke before my mind. We learn as we grow. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

  • September 16, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    We should think before we speak for words one spoken cannot be revoked. Great write, well expressed.


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