Shh… Listen to this One

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Have you heard the news?

There’s an unsubstantiated rumor going around,

She is with him now

And he just left them.

What about her son the doctor?

And did you know about the baby?

Stories fly faster than a bird ever flew.

Hungry for a peek inside other’s lives,

They gather together in bunches

And fan the building flames.

Some people just can’t get enough.

I have never cared for gossip

And try to never spread it forward,

But did you hear about …

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – unsubstantiated

Think Before You Speak

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Reading into something when there is nothing

Uttering words you know nothing about

Making a mountain out of a molehill

Observing things that aren’t there

Repeating questionable facts

Scuttlebutt around the office watercooler

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – scuttlebutt

Anyone But You

Tell me it’s a lie

Please tell me it’s untrue

I heard a rumor

That he was loving you

You knew I cared

You knew I wanted him

How could you do this

Crushing my heart my friend

I’ll try to be happy

To wish you two well

But slowly I’m dying

In my own private hell

He was all I dreamed of

And loved him from a far

Now to see him with you

Just irritates the scars

So I might shut down

And no longer talk to you

You stole my love

What else could I do


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – rumor