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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The tentacles of a jelly fish

The fang of a snake

The stinger of a scorpion,

The barb in your tongue –

They use it for self-defense.

You, however,

Lashes it left and right

Only to hurt others –

And unaware that

Its final victim is you.

Use your tongue - wisely.

********** Balachandran V, Trivandrum, 21.09.2010


  1. @Arun: :D. No, honest! The same question passed through my mind at Venus's comment on your post. Does he mean me? :D

  2. @Anil: si monumentum requiris, circumspice! :)

  3. Woo this is so strong. If its come so strong, I wonder what made you write this.

  4. "if you seek this monument look around" ummm

  5. very true, but a v difficult piece of wisdom to follow
    @ anilkurup
    spewing venom is not a gender dependent habit:-)

  6. I loved it.The last one would top the list of the most venomous.As a doctor I would say,we could treat some of these envenomations ,except that from the tongue.The damages are irreversible.I just wrote a blog on my site.Have a look if time permits.

  7. words like fire can warm or burn.. i dunno who said it...

  8. @ALL: At times, I too have been mean to people; I have always regretted it later. It is not meant for anyone particular; I could be telling myself, or Parvati, or anyone who hurts with the tongue. I guess we all do, some time or other, don't we?

    @Insignia: I know. Thats the power of language, isn't it? Scary and fascinating. I wrote it without anyone in my mind; maybe myself, at some unforgivable moment that I erred...
    When you get time, see some of my earliest posts, poems, which later came in a book. Strong medicine! :)

    @Doc: Glad you liked it. Will check them out.

  9. Oh well did not mean deprecating either sex. The comment was in jest.
    There is a quote in Tamil, "Thavalla avan vayal kedum"


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