Think Before You Speak
June 12, 2009
My name is Gossip.
I have no respect for justice.
I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning, malicious and gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless.
They cannot protect themselves against me because
I have no name and no face.
To track me down is impossible.
The harder you try, the more elusive I become.
I am nobody's friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.
I topple governments and wreck marriages.
I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion.
I spawn suspicion and generate grief.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows.
Even my name hisses.
I am called GOSSIP.
I make headlines and headaches.
REMEMBER, when you repeat a story, ask yourself:
is it true?
Is it fair?
Is it necessary??
If not, do not repeat it.
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New Jersey
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