Beware!

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.)

2 comments:

AMKreations 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?