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
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
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