It's smaller than a meteor and hasn't that much girth -
yet stronger than the largest bomb and could destroy the Earth.
It can be smooth as velvet and sometimes it can run -
or cooler than a summer breeze or hotter than the sun.
It's smaller than an average gun but started many wars.
Oh, but its so lazy too, escaping many chores.
It started every argument that those around can hear.
It's something most will never lose and always very near.
Receiving orders from the brain, air flowing from the lung -
but if you don't quite get it yet, just bite your wicked tongue!
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Psalm 10:7 (NASB) “His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.”