Venomous Whisper

March 3, 2009
Hello, my name is Gossip
allow me to introduce
exactly what I am
exactly what i can do

I slip out of mouths
as a venomous whisper
caution: I'm a highly
destructive verbal weapon
my words are poisonous,
dangerous, contagious
as they spread in milliseconds
to those with curious ears
I derive from a mind,
a shallow puddle,
with intention to drown
innocent mortal hearts
I start with a truth
and twist it like a vine
and before you can stop me
I'm a whole different story
you can find me everywhere:
offices, homes,
schools, malls,
the bench in central park,
over coffee and tea,
dinner and parties,
in newspapers on the street,
on Hollywood TV
I can destroy a marriage
destroy an occupation
destroy a reputation
destroy every victim

Hello, my name is Gossip,
you now know who I am
So tell me, what's you name?
Allow me to ruin it

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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm
very clever captain. I LOVE the first and last stanze paragraph things and the concept. 5 stars. do your dance.
Chelsea C. said...
Apr. 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm
wow! this was really good!!! =) very well written! =D
fukuhara said...
Mar. 20, 2009 at 4:23 am
i like your ending, clever.
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