My new poem “gossip” now live on masticadoresIndia

Gossip by Joni Caggiano – Photo by Photo by Keira Burton from Pexels

Gossip

sundry whispers flutter like silky snow

bending, twisting around rapt ear

perching amid folks ripe for evil

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I heard gossip explained this way to me a long time ago, and it really helped to visualize the damage done by gossiping. I try never to talk about others in less I have something  kind to say. However, likely at one time in our lives, we have been a participant in gossip. Even if it is just standing idly by while someone you know is talking about another, and you don’t express your disapproval in gossip.

A person takes a feather pillow up on the roof of their house on an extremely windy day. They cut the pillow open and shook it, removing all the feathers. Trying to take back the damage done by gossip would be like putting every feather back into the pillow, so if you can’t think of something kind to say about a person, don’t say anything at all.  I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.  Sending my love to everyone Joni.

 

39 thoughts on “My new poem “gossip” now live on masticadoresIndia

  1. Wise words Joni. While gossip may seem innocent, it seldom is. We always joked when we grew up in a small town that the neighbours knew what we did 5 minutes before we did it. Stay well and hugs to you both. Allan 🤗🤗

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    1. That is funny but also true. I like you lived in some of those small towns and words seem to fly out of mouths before the activity even occurred. Thank you Allan for the kind comment. Hope you two have a lovely day. 🤗

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    1. Thank you Tim and sorry for the late response, seven days ago all my comments must have gone to the pending file. Thank you for the response. Blessings to you and your family my friend. Thank you, xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Susi, I am so sorry for the long delay. It looks like all my comments that were made seven days ended up in pending. Thank you for your comment my friend. Blessings to you Susi. Sending my love, Joni

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    1. Thank you so my my friend, I am sorry for the late response. Many comments ended up in my pending file. I appreciate your reading and you are right rumors do a lot of harm. Big hugs and appreciation my friend. xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you Brad. You are such a sweetheart. I wondered if you had something to do with all my likes on Spillwords. I never get that many votes. Hope all is well. I have an advertisement for all single, lovely women who have a love of poetry who are kind and compassionate to show up, knock on your door and pretend to be lost. I also told them you were Poet of The Year for Spillwords and 4,000 applied. You will be needing firewood, wine, and salads. Have fun!!! You may need some time off of work. Love ❤️ Jonikins 🦋🎉🎊🍾

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  2. Congratulations, dear Joni!!! I left a comment over there…..but Your words are such powerful gifts. You nailed it. Thank You!!! Sending Huge hugs and so much Love Your way!!! 😊❤️💐💕😊!

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    1. Thank you so much Henrietta, gossip is a bad thing for sure. It can hurt the heart of so many people. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Have a blessed week. Blessings to you and your family. love Joni xoxoxoxo

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