Poison Ivy Tongue, a poem

PoisonIvyTongue

 

Your words ensnarl
like poison ivy
I feel the itch, bone deep.
Someday I shall feel the pangs
of arthritic remembrance,
for although you’ll be gone,
your words remain.

 

(c) Sumyanna 2017

 

Written for the prompt: poison ivy

Wonderful image courtesy of Pixabay.com

 

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. This poem reflects such a truth, Sumyanna. Really excellent.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much Robbie. It is sad that it has to be true. Would like to think more would be careful with their words…

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  2. hema says:

    Very touching words …love every single word ..it put very wisely. .

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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  3. 7128788elf says:

    I love this poem, I can just picture so many people who think it great to use their tongues like this, I used to call them radish tongues, but think Poison ivy is far better! Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      It seems to be more common these days. At one point in time, it would have been looked down upon. People seem to not care the power of their words. It comes with horrible results, I think. We need to get back to decency. Our world needs it.

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      1. 7128788elf says:

        Yes, I think the English have always been a rather spiteful bunch, and they seem to revere this kind of thing. I think it is despicable, and yes you are right we ought to stop using words to hurt others. Sometimes it is altogether to easy to hurt others accidently, one of those words which is very easily used, but can be very destructive is the word “just” it can be a real menace, and I try not to use it. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          So very true Charles. Even those who seem to make wrong decisions, those that make mistakes – should be treated more gently. If we treated all people the way we delimit them, they would never be able to stretch beyond their limits and we would never be able to see what they could become. Words hold people down, and as I was always taught growing up, “If it isn’t nice, don’t say it.”

          Sad thing is – we don’t want people to say something about us, but we turn our face and say it to others. People deserve better than that, no matter what their situation.

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          1. 7128788elf says:

            Sometimes, like with President Trump, and President Zuma, this is difficult. I was always taught that it is bad to speak behind ones back as well, which is where a lot of very malicious gossip, which is where a lot of Poison Ivy talk begins.

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          2. Sumyanna says:

            Yes, I do agree.

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          3. 7128788elf says:

            Strange isn’t it, how easy it is to speak behind others back, I usually try to stop myself, but often I only realise afterwards, and am angered at myself, for being so bad.

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          4. Sumyanna says:

            Yes it is, we always have to check ourselves I guess. It is never easy.

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