In this famous gossiping clique
Of jovial connection,
Only those earning rights become players,
All the same.
With undertones of judgment,
Players twist victims’ confidential matters
Snaking them as lies
And malicious rumors.
The main objective of their game?―
―To break friendships, businesses, and family units.
Players conjure up disrespect!
“Channel 2 News” gossiping players
Become goliath inciters in their clique.
Merely for entertainment,
No apologies due.
Insulting gossip cannot be bought back
As they often try to do.
Though these players worship
Under steeples each seven days,
And have not yet learned how to change their ways.
The Book of Leviticus says, “Thou shalt not be a tale-bearer.”
Yet the players’ games are never through.
Even the secular world disapproves too.
Arrogant players’ slight sense of right
Hides yet whispers to their victims,
“Do not expect me to say I’m sorry
For what else am I to do?
You see, I’m guided by my parents
And my clique too.
As a well-learned, wicked feasting,
There are so many for me I’ve been told.
You know this gossip monster
Has grown roots to my very soul!
I can even trick my own children.
Yes, those too I pick.
By stomping on all who have faith in me
I remain a hypocrite.
Ahhhh . . . . yes, and the best incentive:
Within my gossiping clique.”
~~Dedicated to gossipers, public or private~~
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Literary Works By Nancy Reil Riojas