Idle Chatter

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IDLE CHATTER

by Anne DiGeorge


I wrote a poem not long ago

About all those who profess to know,

The ins and outs of famous bouts

And private secrets from your own house.




Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
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Their meeting place is the back fence

Their tales they repeat from that day hence,

In frigid weather or smoldering heat

They keep the vigil by phone and feet

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They're always there when not wanted around

They sneak up on us, not making a sound,

They'll argue and tell you "You are wrong!"

But don't correct them; that's a whole new song.



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They are known by different names

And all the world knows their fame,

So beware to whom you speak or see

And guard your secrets with lock and key.


Published in "A Book of Poems" in 1968 by Anne DiGeorge

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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

I really enjoyed this poem. Voted up.


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awordlover 5 years ago Author

Cresentmoon, Thank you very much! :D

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