March 25, 2009
My name is Gossip.
I have no respect for justice.
I maim without killing.
I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless.
They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no face to track me down, for the harder you try, the more elusive I become.
I am nobody’s friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never quite the same.
I topple governments and wreck, marriages.
I ruin careers, cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion.
I spawn suspicion and generate grief.
I make innocent people cry in their sleep.