The Rumor That Flew

April 28, 2017
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If we really know who people are
why do we treat them like it’s impossible to scar
cracks a fake smile
tells you they’re fine
any sign of pain
simply denied
you hear things about them
and assume they are true
but never stopped to think
it was a rumor that flew
around the world
and now it’s reached you
but instead of doing anything
you tell someone new
it’s impossible to keep a secret
just hoping you won’t spread a lie
you see them hurt,
tears fill their eyes
how could someone become so broken
so blackened inside
what happened to them
it only takes a lie
a lie that was spread
far from the truth
and though you could’ve done something
you spread it too
you say that you know them
but is that really true
or is the only thing you really know
is the rumor that flew

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YLOiler said...
Oct. 27 at 11:12 pm
Maddie, this is a beautiful poem.. you're amazing. Keep putting the words down.. people need to hear them! Love you- Jolene
andyt said...
May 11 at 2:15 pm
Extraordinary My vote is for Madison !
Juli said...
May 10 at 10:09 am
By the way, I am Joyce's daughter, whose birthday you share!
Juli said...
May 10 at 10:07 am
I am so touched by the depth of this poem. Many of us do not realize the power we have when presented with a rumor. It's time to shop the hurting and start behaving like the loving human beings God created. Thank you for the reminder.
Melinda said...
May 9 at 7:14 pm
Pretty deep for so young
Aunt Cool said...
May 8 at 3:25 pm
Excellent poem and how true!! We have a choice. Make the right one.
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