Gossip: The Poison Tarot

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A Poisoning Tarot

Gossip is quite easily
a natural spilling flow
of polluted waters,
a poisoning tarot...
It is a toxic arrow
from a bow of tongue,
whose juicy little tidbits
can never be unsung.
Gossip is delightful,
such fun for those who tell...
a most addictive potion
dipped from tainted well.
Character assassins
are gossips, one and all,
who kill by drops of malice
from their bitter cup of gall.
Gossip leaves within its wake
its victims unaware...
quick to paralyze them,
their reputations to impair.
Yet, it is a past time
too many can't resist...
Those who are participants
seek ever to enlist.
Gossip is quite naturally
an easy spilling flow
of polluted waters,
a poisoning tarot...

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janbee 5 years ago

ahhh,so true...No_Clue....how many of us have been paralyzed by these addicted characters...."Awesome",as usual.!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Amen to that, janbee! I so hate gossip and try to abstain with a vengence! Thank you!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

When I was youngand foolish, I used to partake, but now I avoid it like the disease it is.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

WillStarr, Yes, I was guilty too once...age and wisdom does teach us though, thank God! Thank you!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

It is a toxic arrow from a bow of tongue. Wow! I like that you really write good stuff! Peace!! Tom ***I too abstain :-D


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

justom, I so appreciate you! It is my hope that after reading this, just one person will think before they speak...I have been on the receiving end of that arrow and it pierces deep...Thank you!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Another nice empathetic endeavor No_.

It all seems rather sad, that so many besiege us with lives quite so bare.

Perhaps a nice hobby is all that they dare...


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Careless whispers delivered via poison darts, casual comments that undermine and destroy...something seemingly so innoculous is insidious in it's damage that sooner or later, hopefully, comes back to bite the perp in the ass, eventually. Karma is a vindictive bitch.

It is a harmful, dangerous, biting, ugly practice of the envious, jealous, and mean spirited to demoralize and potentially destroy it's victims.

Stirring piece that effects everyone...victims and those that commit this societal crime. Eloquently stated...where I hope that the gossips recognize themselves and their victims find peace.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bbnix...I tend to think this "nice hobby" serves to make gossipers feel better about themselves at the expense of their subjects...a sad thing, indeed...my goal with this one was to make folks aware...most especially if they participate in this cruel sport, of the pain and destruction their words cause...and make them think before they play their games! Thank you, as always, for your insightful and sensitive response...I can always count on you, my friend!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Amy, I could just hug you for your comment, which validated my feelings here with eloquence beyond my wildest! Gossip is common sport, and one that needs to be outlawed! Thank you, dear friend!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

I've got your back my strong willed friend....=)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bb, and I yours, always!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

can't say i haven't been guilty myself, but i am much older and wiser now. you're a good lady to address this


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Gossip is the surest way to attract disaster not just to the ones who deliver it but to those who listen to it. Very few people make the connection the way you do here. Thank you.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Hey there's this person........A good meaty subject with a million guilty readers.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, we have all been guilty at one time or another...but it would be a better world without gossip for sure!

Spirit, you are so right! I worked on an assembly line for years with folks who thrived on gossip, both telling and hearing it...it is so destructive! Thanks for your read and comment!

attemptedhumour, thank you for your read and comment! I do appreciate you!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

gossip should be one of the seven deadly sins. great poem!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Nikki, I so agree with you! Thanks!


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ROMANCER OF LIFE 5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

Gossip is the poison of those that stand in the high depths of their own insecurities. It's simply mind poisioning to others who enjoy it. It's the cup of tea when it comes to those who carry high frequency of jealousy... or plain boredom.

Absolutely love it!

Romancer


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

RoL, you nailed it! Thank you!


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epigramman 5 years ago

..wow I really wish I could write this good - your words and your mind and how you put it all together - so well - seems like it must come from another world - and what a world that must be - because you're in it!!!!!


No_Clue 5 years ago

Epigramman, I have learned much from you, here on Hubpages, and have developed as a person in ways I discover every day. I am so grateful for you...thank you, my dearest friend. Hugs to you!


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

This a great hub that really revealed the real thing without missing words.nice article that people that gossip a lot really need to come in touch with and its not only gossip but more of poison.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

crystolite, thanks. I just hate gossip in all its poisonous froms and have been pierced by its arrow more than once.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

And I thought you had No_Clue. You are on top of it all. Thank you!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Micky Dee, don't know that I am on top of it all but I do have a clue about gossip! Thank you, Sir, for your kind response and comment!


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Norma Budden 5 years ago from Nunavut, Canada

People have looked at me strangely when they began to gossip and I rose to leave the room. I don't like it; it makes me feel unclean even to hear people trashing others.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

I so agree, Norma...I just hate gossip and have walked away more than once! Again, thank you!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Insightful forward poem, love it all the way! Gossip is like lollipops - deliciously addictive but so bad for your teeth =)


No_Clue 4 years ago

Man, Max, you got that right! I have been on both ends of that stick, and neither is healthy!

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