The Tongue and Women

As women we are powerful
Within the walls of home

As women we are powerful
Within the walls of home
For we within our fragile grasp
A mighty tool doth own


We use it every morning
We wield it through the day
It never ever leaves us
Upon our mundane way


A little daughter quivers
Beneath it's crushing blow
A brother, sister falters
For it hath laid them low


A line of devestation
Can lie within it's path
Both buried hope and laughter
A dreaded aftermath


But yet this sordid weapon
Can be a healing stream
Can be a source of comfort
The light of heaven's beam


What is the tongue within thee
Is it a gentle friend
To all who come across it
To which use doth it lend?


Ah tongue-to God I'll give thee
His servant to obey
So that 'tis only blessing
That flows upon your way.

~ Jenny Daniel