My Name is Gossip — Kara Williams
My name is Gossip.
I have no respect for justice.
I maim without killing.
I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning and malicious,
and gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society, young or old.
My victims are helpless against me,
for I have no face or real name.
To track me down is impossible,
and the harder you try, the more elusive i become.
I am nobody’s friend.
Like me or not,
you know me better than you know them.
I tarnish reputations with ease,
and a life is never quite the same once I’m through.
I topple governments,
wreck marriages, and ruin careers.
I cause sleepless nights, heartache,
and even indigestion.
I spawn suspicion, and generate grief.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows.
My very name hisses.
I am called Gossip.
Office Gossip, Studio Secrecy,
Hallway Rumors, and the “news” of a party.
I make your headlines..and headaches!
Before you repeat a story, ask yourself:
Is it TRUE?
Is it FAIR?
Is it NECESSARY?
If not, SHUT UP!!