Gossip’s Cowardice

So insecure,

so much talk.

Filling rooms;

halls we walk.

Spewing forth

gossip’s sadly natural.

Yet assertions

can be far from factual.

Do we really need

another’s ear to hear?

Or wish to take sides

with gossip as a spear?

From the mouth

comes so much harm.

Words can lift

but also cause alarm.

Gossiping words

about things not seen,

in all actuality

are not as they seem.

Cowards hide in

the dark and project

all attention from

their own defects.

Would it be

fair to simply say that

a prideful pose

is how gossipers project?

How vain the

whisperers can truly be.

They draw on spite,

saying don’t look at me.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ah gossip. Words that aim to maim!! Its so beautifully expressed.. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you. Trust me, it’s appropriate for a predicament I find myself currently pondering. 😉

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  2. Love this. The old, if you can’t say something nice…

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