VICTIMS OF RUMOR “GOSSIP”
My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice.
I claim 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.
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, heartache and indigestion.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows.
Even my name hisses. I am called Gossip. I make headlines and headaches.
So before you repeat a story ask yourself, is it true ? Is it fair? Is it necessary? If not, DON’T REPEAT IT.
Retyped/printed 7-10-07 by simply rita