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Do you know me?

Do you know who I am?

I am the darkness in your sleep

I am the light on your land. 

 

How am I, you ask?

How can I help you?

I only bring in truth

and cause fights, too.

 

Why am I here?

Why did you bring me in?

You wanted me yourself.

You wanted me to sin.

 

Where did I go when you 

needed me the most?

I went somewhere else

just like the holy ghost.

 

I am sinful

and I am greed.

I am helpful sometimes

when you need me.

 

I am gossip

I am lies

I am hope

I am demise. 

 

Do you need my help?






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addictwithapenThis 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...
Apr. 1 at 6:37 pm
The theme of this poem is somewhat unclear. Based on the tile, I believe it is about gossip and the havoc it can wreak, but the phrase "I am hope" (line 23) does not seem to fit. What hope does gossip offer? And in the first stanza, how is the speaker (gossip?) both darkness and light? These things are not clear. My favorite part is stanza 4, which compares gossip to the Holy Ghost, both of them not being on your side when you need them. I also like the last line, which illustrates how most peop... (more »)
 
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