Insidiously she comes, slinking through the shadows
A deceptive smile and conspiratory whisper on her lips
Have you heard?
Did you know?

And with a poison-tipped tongue
She rips lives to shreds
All in the guise of feigned concern

Gossip, you’re an ugly spirit.

(Copyright © 2009 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)


Anonymous said...

Excellent and oh so true! you have captured the guise of gossip so eloquently!

Jan said...

Thanks! Don't you wish this image would pop into a person's head that instant before they consider "sharing" information that they should not share?