27 thoughts on “Gossip Queen

    • Thanks for stopping by, somewhereamelody. :)

      I agree that gossip is mean, unhelpful and rarely harbours any truth.

  1. 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.

  2. 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. :)

  3. 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. :)

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