Rani Turton

Rumours

They say that your hair is going grey
That you are alone today;
Nobody knows where you go to
When you go away

They say that you have saddened
That your children look after you well
They say that you are gladdened
When news of me comes your way

They say that you are quite the same
But sometimes, when they speak my name
They see you pause; but then that is
The consequence of the silence of years.

Rumours say that after all this time
After all these years that you were not mine
That after all this time, you rarely smile
Rumours say its been a long long while.

Rumours say that when last I came to the city
You left, and what a pity
That I hadn’t seen you for so long
But now, that is an old, old song.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Poem Edited: Saturday, August 2, 2008

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Comments about Rumours by Rani Turton

  • Kiran Raza (7/16/2008 4:58:00 PM)

    you are amazing at bringing up creative ideas
    keep up the good work! ! !
    : -)

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  • Tia Maria (7/12/2008 3:57:00 AM)

    Rumour has it - you tell the tale of many a poet.... this really really got me, you are very good at revealing the inner angst

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (7/1/2008 8:18:00 AM)

    As many people fall victim to the hurt caused by Rumour...it doesn't really matter as most people make up what they don't know......seeing is believing truth stands out the illusion quashed.........excellent piece as always with your work 10+

    best wishes
    Jon.

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  • Flora Gillingham (7/1/2008 7:13:00 AM)

    Rumours are full of danger, aren't they? Perhaps we should only believe what we see for ourselves. Good poem, Rani.

    Fx

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  • Katherine Wiley (7/1/2008 12:56:00 AM)

    Rani-A very sweet, melancholy verse. It drew me in at once, and all the way through. nice work. Kate

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (6/21/2008 7:36:00 AM)

    '...you rarely smile
    rumours say its been a long long while....'

    here the construction is very good... at times rumours become facts and facts are retold as rumours...a sincere write...10

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (6/19/2008 4:13:00 AM)

    these are the old songs which are our favourite, , , keep going rani, , , exellent write

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  • Broken Peaces (6/19/2008 2:26:00 AM)

    As usual deep and full of meaning 10 Chris

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  • PERSIAN NIGHTINGALEPERSIAN NIGHTINGALE (6/18/2008 10:10:00 AM)

    so heartfelt song, thanks for sharing 10

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