G.R. Gaus

Rookie - 141 Points (April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Wrath Of Gossip - Poem by G.R. Gaus

Some people simply like being alone,
It stirs nosey people into talking;
The mystery, of that person unknown,
Changes the voice, into squawking.

Did you hear the one about so and so?
They don't mix in, with our crowd;
Must be some reason, they never go,
This behavior, is simply not allowed.

Sooner or later the rumors will fly,
Although it's not meant, to harm;
We know how rumors, grow inside,
Until someone, sets off the alarm.

Innocent people, threatened by smear,
Wrath of gossip, on rumor thrives;
Devious demeanor, far and near,
Affecting many; unknowing lives.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I was in the fourth grade my teacher taught us a lesson that I still remember. She whispered to the first person in the front row a short story and that person passed it on to the next until all the kids in the class had whispered their version. Needless to say the story had grown into a pretty wild tale from the original version. Since then in my adult life I have seen the wrath of gossip…..

Comments about Wrath Of Gossip by G.R. Gaus

  • Valerie Dohren (4/13/2012 1:45:00 PM)


    I can identify with this one - have always been shy and quiet, and people just don't like it. Very well written and expresses great understanding. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012


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