What ought not be upon thy tongue….


What ought not be upon thy tongue,

But deep within thy heart;

Is respect for all human kind,

Regardless of their creed or cast.

No matter what shade they are,

What colour, tinge or hue.

No matter whether white or black,

Or pink or brown or blue.

What ought not be upon thy tongue,

But deep within thy heart;

Is true love for friends and family,

Not a love note on a postal card.

Not empty words all neatly wrapped,

In the paper of pretence;

Tied up with meaningless gestures,

False promises worth two pence.

Why does our tongue claim the love,

That the heart has never felt?

Why is our heart a barren land,

A stone so hard to melt?

Why is respect restricted,

To rank, money and might?

What changed our old perspectives,

To pursuit what’s good and right?

©2012 Habiba Danyal

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20 thoughts on “What ought not be upon thy tongue….

  1. very well written of course,your posts always are,but this one hits the mark because it’s on such a relevant topic for today’s world as it stands.

  2. Hi there! I have nominated you for both the Sunshine Award and the Genuine Blogger Award. I just want you to know that I enjoy what you write and that you deserve to be recognized for it.

  3. Well, first, thank you for visiting my blog – through which I have discovered yours! What a wonderful poem, really well articulated Habiba! Cheers.

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