Gossip…


In the corridors
In the hallways beyond the doors
Whispers stealing moments
In exchange of words spoken not to be heard
Stories spinning in quiet
Forbidden but passionate indiscretion
From one ear to another with a promise
Only to break it yet again
No screams, no voices
Only silent whispers with choices
Stories unfold of the untold
In a manner that holds, ever so vivid imagination
From one mouth to another
They get told and the stories unfold
In rapid succession not knowing the consequences
Of their banal attempt at intelligence
Far away from the corridors, the hallways, the whispers, the cohorts of gossip whores
Restless and unsure, a soul
Twists and turns trying to hold
Their anger and emotions under control

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4 Responses to Gossip…

  1. slpmartin says:

    So love the way you’ve characterized gossip in your fine poem….excellent portrayal of the process…kudos!

  2. Kavita says:

    This is sheer brilliance,my friend!
    “From one ear to another with a promise
    Only to break it yet again” — I was reminded of a game we used to play as kids, called “Passing the message” .We sat in a circle. And one of us would start by whispering a short message into the ear of the adjacent kid, and this would pass on, and the last kid has to say it out aloud. And we check for distortion.. it was sooo fun!
    🙂 Ofcourse, real life gossip is not always fun.. like your poem mentions.

    Fantastic description of the much dreaded gossip !! 🙂

    • navdib says:

      Started with a girl at the local store asking me where I stayed and guessing correctly and then telling me my room-mates name and I don’t know this girl except that she is pretty and then she had a look when I asked her “how do you know?”… the look wasn’t good or bad but was just a look that had me thinking “what the hell is going on here” and then came this little piece “Gossip” 🙂

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