Broken Tongue!

Extend you help, as much.
And I do hope,
You hold my tongue,
By the tiptop and side drops;
As I walk on a tightrope,
So I might not fall down the cliff,
And my end comes in such
A time period so brief.

Limbs can mend,
Ribs replace with man-made,
A tongue harkened,
That is once broken,
No matter how hard,
One is to task taken,
can never be straightened.

Copyright Haileselassie Girmay

2/1/2006