Theme: Sycophancy

An Oily Tongue

An oily tongue hides a wicked heart,
It pollutes his soul for being smart.
Jealousy floats up, ego in his eyes,
Ill-will kills purity of mind for lies.  

He wields his sweet-coated words
On poison mixed edges of swords.
No limit there exists to what he can,
Stooping to anything just for a gain.

15-May-2014

More By  :  Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Views: 1453     Comments: 3

Comments on this Poem

Comment I am struggling to walk oily path with the oily tongued now & everyday..You spoke my heart Sir!!

Juhi Gupte
07-Jul-2015 13:43 PM

Comment Thanks a lot.. Padmaja Ma'm!!

bhaskaranandjhabhaskar
22-May-2014 07:25 AM

Comment Excellent one, Bhaskarji! We come across many oily tongued daily in our troubled lives...

Padmaja Iyengar
20-May-2014 04:08 AM


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