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The source

The tongue is the source of all speech
That spews forth evil and good
A pillar of wisdom from the heart
And comforts most men who’ll give ear.
It troubles an oppressive mind
While lending hope to the soul
Honour it brings to the speaker
And solace and love to the broken.
It fires a peaceful home
And destroys the love of one’s life
Eloquence and cantankerous words
Pours out from identical abode.
So be cautious of exploiting this source
And the manner in which it is used
Wag not it in spite or anger
But in words of gentle candour.

- Lucky de Chickera