Let no words escape.
Let no lies gape.
No interest in prattle.
No need to tattle.
Fat mouth go away!
Fat mouth is a good description of gossip hounds. This is fun and well laid out.
It certainly is. And thanks for the comment. :)
Great words for all of us.
Nice seeing you here, BongoDogOwner. :)
I love the playful and smart use of the words you picked here. Nicely done.
Thank you, Olive Tree. :)
creative, wow, love the colorfulness of your words.
Thank you for stopping by, The Noiseless Cuckooclock. :)
I hate gossip it is mean, unhelpful and rarely harbours any truth.
Wonderful, succinct…and wise poem.
To the point :)
Thanks for stopping by, somewhereamelody. :)
I agree that gossip is mean, unhelpful and rarely harbours any truth.
Great poem! I especially like the line, “Let no lies gape”.
Thanks, Bassa. :)
Being honest is always better in the long run.
i really like the description of gossip mongerers, i hate gossip
Ditto, veenz. Gossip is a waste of time.
I always consider the source, and ask them, what do you want me to do? They usually shrink into self serving “character assassins” of their only point of view. Well captured in your piece. Thanks for reminding me.They prey on our faults as if perfection rules, only in their heads…as they stumble through life, with their unimaginable blind side. As everything around them is an others’ fault. Gossip, turns to legend. Legend becomes heroes…and the first thing you know, you’re dog meat. :-)
For this person, ZQ, I simply cut the conversation short. I guess it would be pretty obvious when someone is not interested in what one is saying.
And I do agree with – and the first thing you know, you’re dog meat. I learned this the hard way but I’m glad that I learned before it ruined anything more in my life.
Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts.
What a good, unusual topic for poetry – I like it! Poetry should challenge us, stimulate or even aggravate the core of truths hidden by “nice” society and it looks like you’ve got us all stimulated right here on this topic. When tempted to join gossip, either saying or by listening, I try to remember the following prayer: Dear Lord, Please treat me tomorrow the way I treated others today. Your poem was fun because it showed the adam and eve style temptation conversation, but this person who did the tempting got left holding the apple – all by themselves. Nice job!
Thanks for taking the time to read, brokenpenwriter.
This person was left to walk away. I have more important things to do than engage in petty things so I said “uh-huh” and went back to work. :)
Great poem! I am trying to teach my teenager not to gossip nor make snide remarks about people and how they look!! It is so rampant at her age and her dad was always awful about doing that two-faced crud. I enjoyed this very much. Peace and blessings, Terri
Hi Terri! I learned in high school (perhaps around the same age as your teenage daughter) that I could never trust people who gossiped with me. Inadvertently, they had no qualms gossiping about me. I learned this the hard way though but it stuck with me. I do hope your daughter will eventually understand what you are trying to impart. Peace to you as well. :)
Truer words never spoken. I love the simplicity of this – elegant and yet straight to the point. Very nicely done.
The gossip, I hope, will come to realize her folly. Thank you for stopping by.
such divine message sent in a few lines, how brilliant.
enjoyed your style very much,
I’m glad you enjoyed this piece. Thanks for stopping by. :)
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what a stunning blog, your poetry is delicious.
invite you to share 1 to 3 random poems with our poetry picnic today.
you can also write for our theme,
Thank you for stopping by Jingle Poetry. I’ve already looked at your blog and I am considering a piece for next week’s picnic. Talk again soon. :)
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