like a voodoo doll, poking and stabbing
your friend one moment
your frenemy the next
the gossip shared behind another’s back
crushing, slicing through
with endless unknown effects
the Holiest mountain stands just out of reach
while you’re stuck below
snagged by thorns piercing everywhere
your mouth firmly rooted in jealousy
held in place by envious boulders
you never once noticed were there
beguiled into thinking you can climb
past the cruelty
past the unsympathetic crime
a devil of a feat to overcome
this shutting off of evil words
slaying your heart and soul for all time
where blackness is the least of magic
driving up from deep below
your mouth moving in a downward spell
the trick behind gossiping
is you thinking it’s harmless
raising the mountain above your own hell
Psalm 15 A Psalm of David.
LORD, who shall sojourn in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell upon Thy holy mountain?
He that hath no slander upon his tongue.
Technically, it’s the commandment stating, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” but it seems to get less attention than, thou shalt not murder or thou shalt not lie. But Yeshuah said, all sins are equal. Like I always say, joking, when someone lies straight to my face and I know it… “You know, you go to hell for lying, same as you do for stealing and murder.” Just my little way of reminding people… all the commandments are equal!
All demanded by GOD!
Not just one or two….