Men are born with two eyes

Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.” Charles Caleb Colton

By Elvira

What is to see?
The Outer Package
dressed                                    in bows.

Some Inner Vision:                                                      Not Pretty.
Sweet Words,                          Sweet Lies
hidden in the veneer                                       of         Earthly Beauty.

Religion                       hopes to open                         the Package:
to         show light:
what you see
may not be true.

In the attic,                                                                  Dorian’s Portrait
festers with pus
with disease
with all the
Lies Told.

And, the Tongue
CAN                             tell the bitter truth
without Cutting
a humble soul

Select your words.                                                      For they can cut
more painful                                                               than a scalpel.

For we never know
a soft soul, a humble soul

October 2014

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