But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God;  from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing.”


We think our tongue is our own,

to lash out as we will-

to wag the way, we see fit


to hiss and whisper about

the fallibility and flaws of

others, even ourselves.


Why would God give such

a murderous weapon to those

so easily beguiled into believing

cutting down instead of

building up is acceptable worship-

is something entertaining?


In the unseen realm

there is great rejoicing

over the hearts of men and women

who plant death on the cheeks

of friends, family and enemies

with kisses, lavishly offered.


We willingly bow down to this

common day idol, because we have grown blind

to our wickedness and its devastating fruit.



Morning meditation – James Chapter 3.


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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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