Gossip

Gossip

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
"

It kills

"

You can’t unread what has been read,

can’t unsay all that you’ve said

you cannot unfeed the rumors fed ~

 kill a reputation,

and it stays dead.

© 2013 Rita L. Sev


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volumes of intelligent retrospect here....forgiveness and understanding and love are the key to reparation. well said.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Thanks, Quin. Absolutely - and my mother always told us to think before speaking. This advice has .. read more
O.O I hate gossips on saying I kinda used to be one....... >.< Uh oh.

This was a great write, I loved it. Its a powerful message.

~ Noodle.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

hank you, Noodle. I think everyone has gone the route of being a gossip at one time or another. It i.. read more
As poets we know words can be a powerful force when slung, high or low, excellent Rita!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

That's so true. Thanks, Frieda.
Truth. Pure truth. Angi~

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Amen. Thanks, Angi.
Gossip should be stopped before it starts. Because once it starts it's toally unstoppable.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Like a snowball rolling downhill...
"kill a reputation,

and it stays dead"

Thats powerful. Good work

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Thanks, Pollai!
this says it as well as it could be said....excellent short piece...

now i'm going to go tell everybody you wrote this!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Ha! Thanks, Jacob! :)
I don't repeat gossip...so listen closely the first time. I don't tell anything that isn't good...and, boy, is this good!

You are so right, Rita...gossip is a nasty thing...whether it is whispered in alleys, or typed in web sites. Words can be a balm...or a deadly weapon.
Thank you for reminding us!
Very well done, my friend!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

I like that - words can be a balm or a weapon - so true! Thanks, Angel!
Angel

8 Years Ago

LOL...well, my muse is beginning to yawn and stretch a bit. And we've had our first cup of coffee.... read more
You are so right here my friend. I never gossip...but did you hear what so and so said about her neighbor??? I was shocked.

Very nice Rita. You always bring a quiet message to us in your words.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

8 Years Ago

Work in a school, and you will see how quickly talk can get around - and not just among the kids. T.. read more

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Rita L. Sev
Rita L. Sev

Philadelphia, PA



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