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The problem with gossip
Is it spreads like a fire
Like a demon possessed
Electricity down the wire
Like a mudslide or earthquake
A fast running stream
It fuels in its frenzy
And rarely is clean
And it picks up the debris
In the sails of its storm
With the whispers of others
Stinging as bees in the swarm
And, as such, wrecks lives
But mostly departs
From virtuosity and truth
Breaking bonds; breaking hearts
For it can’t handle honesty
And fails to perceive
Anything more than its own view
Being corrupt and dirty
As it smudges and smears
Is implicit with lies
Causing havoc and chaos
Til the day that it dies


Gossip’s Cup

If you drink from gossip’s cup
You will surely find
That by the power of hearsay you
Manipulate your mind
To take on what is said
More so than what you see
Sipping opinions lest the facts
That have toxicity

For gossip is mere rumour
Idle talk; some outright lies
That can destroy lives in it’s path
If none dare to then try
To differentiate between
What’s said and what is fact
Then make their mind up and lash out
With horrible impact

To alienate or to pull down
The innocent or pure
For there is sometimes little truth
In no smoke without fire sure
For gossip drinking is unwise
With potential to inflame
To hurt; to damage or to cause
Destruction by their game

So temper what you listen to
And test out, think again
And do not cast the first stone less
Your words have honest gain
And use your conversation
To lift up less upset
Resisting gossip’s evil cup
And cast perspective’s net

Chinese Whispers

There’s a rustle on the grapevine
A whisper on the breeze
A rumour that is mingling
On the networks with great ease

There’s a buzz and a commotion
A story that’s about
Some news that’s in the headlines
Some gossip to shout out

But is it really verified
And actually true
Or is it utter nonsense and
Another person’s view

Chinese whispers gone awry and
Translation lost in vain
So take care in what you circulate
Lest passing on more pain

For chinwag and innuendo are
A plague that hits us all
Not uplifting one another
But causing each to fall

With no rational or reason
No substantiated fact
Just idle tittle tattle; a
Confabulated act




If you want to keep it private
Then don’t verbalise out loud
Or write it in an e-mail
Or construct a status proud
Or mention to another
Whilst having a coffee
Chitter chatter that’s just gossip
To fuel a fire of calumny

So consider what you’re saying
And get your facts just right
For talking behind backs
Is never out of sight
And know that innuendo
Will only cause more grief
Destroying most relationships
Instead of giving calm relief

So be honest in your dealings
With all folk far and wide
Be open and be up front
But beware emotions’ tide
And consider other’s feelings
And observe alternate views
For else you might just find out
That gossipmongers hunt out you!