Pickled Lips


Pickled lips are spiteful,
spew words best left unsaid,
pierce the ears that hear them,
their assault leaves spirits dead.

Pickled lips are hurtful,
spew words best left unsaid,
venom is the poison
they inject and then embed.

Pickled lips are deadly,
spew words best left unsaid,
cripple ears that listen,
speak lies that breed, instead.

Pickled lips are vicious,
spew words best left unsaid,
cruel and sharp in nature,
leave scars with blood unshed.

Yes, pickled lips are spiteful,
spew words best left unsaid,
wounding hearts of blameless,
in their wake, lay spirits dead.

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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

I like this, truer words were never spoken, give them a few drinks and they can surely run their mouths. God Bless

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Love the poem. Pickled lips are an interesting way of putting it but when mine have been pickled they've never spewed hatred but I have been around folks that just shouldn't be drinking. Peace!! Tom

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

vet, thank you. It is true. Alcohol added to some, transforms them into instant fools! Not all, just some.

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

justom, Thanks for your comment. My dad had pickled lips...most of his venom was issued in blackouts so he had no memory of his sweetness...he only wounded his own though, God love him, may he RIP...alcohol in the wrong hands is toxic.

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N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

Wow, No_Clue,

This is great.

Pickled lips are ....

Man, I love the way you began this poem.

Thanks for sharing.

Take Care,


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escribir 6 years ago

Drunk words are sober thoughts with a little "dutch courage" great poem

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

SO very well expressed, so much truth here! Alcohol in the wrong hands can be deadly to the people around. Drunks don't even remember themselves...

No_Clue 4 years ago

Thanks, Max. Words which are spoken in a "Black-Out" are usually the most hurtful, too!

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