My name is gossip;
I have no respect for justice
I break hearts and run 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 againt 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 run careers and cause sleepless nights, headaches and indigestion
I spawn suspicion and generate grief
I make innocent people cry in their pillows
Even my name hisses
I am called as 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.